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A 52-year-old female asked:

My vulva is dry and irritated most of the time not just during sex. is this considered vaginal dryness even tho inside vagina is moist? non hrt sugges

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Osphena: The first step is an exam to make sure no infections or skin disorders are present. Post menopausal dryness and atrophy are common. Osphena is a new oral medication that works like Estrogen but is not a true hormonal medication. It is very helpful for postmenopausal dryness.
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