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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Vaginal Atrophy

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How common is it for somebody to get vaginal atrophy?

How common is it for somebody to get vaginal atrophy?

Common at menopause: The vagina requires estrogen to stay healthy. At menopause the estrogen levels decrease and vaginal atrophy begins to develop. It is easily treated with estrogen replacement - sometimes with oral medication and sometimes with vaginal medication, and sometimes with both routes. ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Are there any other heath risks involved with vaginal atrophy?

Are there any other heath risks involved with vaginal atrophy?

Besides discomfort : During intercourse and propensity for urinary tract infection, vaginal dryness should not cause any major health issues. There are various remedies including lubricants to make your golden years comfortable and wonderful! have fun! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vaginal-atrophy/ds00770 http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/285386-natural-herbs-for-vaginal-dryness/#page=1. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have something like pos which is caused from too much estrogen, and have vaginal atrophy too?

Is it possible to have something like pos which is caused from too much estrogen, and have vaginal atrophy too?

With ovarian aging: All women lose eggs as they age resulting in ovarian aging. So pcos can experience aging with eventual symptoms of premenopause (vaginal atrophy, hot flashes, lighter menses). ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal atrophy?

What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal Atrophy.: A cream of Estrogens for a short period like two weeks may help. The appearance of vaginal atrophy is more common in non-sexually active females ("use it or lose it") pelvic exercises and kegel exercises starting early in menopause may contribute to prevent it. ...Read more

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I am 55 yrs. Old, had a complete hysterectomy 7 yrs. Ago, been experiencing burning around the vaginal opening. Could this be vaginal atrophy?

I am 55 yrs. Old, had a complete hysterectomy 7 yrs. Ago, been experiencing burning around the vaginal opening. Could this be vaginal atrophy?

Likely!: It definitely could be. The vagina is very sensitive to hormone levels. Without estrogen, it gets thin. This can burn or tear. There are a couple of options for this so see your gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is biofeedback or myofacial release a treatment for vaginal atrophy?

No: Vaginal atrophy is caused by a lack of hormone production. Strengthening the muscle tone in the surrounding tissue has benefits but it would not solve atrophy. Topical Estrogen treatment or a newer drug called Osphena are good options for vaginal and vulvar atrophy ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get vaginal atrophy?

Do a lot of people get vaginal atrophy?

Yes - a lot!: Yes, a significant number of women will get symptoms of vaginal atrophy, usually after menopause. However, breast feeding women and some premenopausal women can still have symptoms of atrophy like vaginal or vulvar itching or burning, discharge or discomfort with intercourse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal atrophy?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal Atrophy: Vaginal atrophy is thining of the vaginal tissue due to a decrease in estrogen levels seen mostly in postmenopausal women. There is also decreased moisture and discharge and decreased elasticity of the vaginal tissue. Sometimes it can cause pain with intercourse and urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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Is sex 2x/wk enough to slow vaginal atrophy or is it going to happen no matter what?

Is sex 2x/wk enough to slow vaginal atrophy or is it going to happen no matter what?

Not a magic formula: Certainly, the more you use it the less you lose it. However, if atrophy sets in, there are several viable options. ...Read more

Dr. Asha Kamnani
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Vaginal Atrophy (Definition)

Vaginal atrophy is thining of the vaginal tissue due to a decrease in estrogen levels seen mostly in postmenopausal women. There is also decreased moisture and discharge and decreased elasticity of the vaginal tissue. Sometimes it can cause pain with ...Read more


Dr. Robert Isaacs
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Atrophic Vaginitis (Definition)

The vaginal mucosa is sensitive to estrogen, so when estrogen levels drop after menopause the tissue thins out, becoming more fragile, sensitive, and dry. This symptomatic vaginal atrophy is referred to as atrophic vaginitis although it is ...Read more