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Antihistamines And Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness is the sensation that comes with a lack of the normal secretions and/or thinning of the skin in the vagina. There are many causes of vaginal dryness. It may be caused by reduced estrogen levels, infection, medications, and other things. If over the counter lubricants don't work, see your physician ...Read more
Poor lubrication: After menopause or during breastfeeding the vagina senses the loss of estrogen. The vaginal tissue becomes thin and dry. Vaginal estrogen can easily fix this. Some women experience poor lubrication. Replens is a nice over the counter product which can help with dryness. Ky jelly or astroglide can help with lubrication during sexual activity. ...Read more
Falling estrogen levels are the chief cause of vaginal dryness. Other causes include:
• cigarette smoking
• excessive stress
• immune system disorders, such as Sjögren’s
• Topical creams and lotions
You will need to be examined to see if there are lesions in the vagina. ...Read more
Depends: Vaginal dryness is most often caused by lack of estrogen in menopause. If that is the case, the most effective treatment is some replacement estrogen, either vaginal or systemic. You get less systemic exposure to estrogen with a vaginal cream or tablet. Otherwise an alternative would be to use a lubricant before intercourse-many are now available better than KY or vaseline. ...Read more
Try: Vaginal lubricants and remain well hydratedGet a more detailed answer ›
Lubricants: Are your best bet. K-Y, Surge-Lube are cheap and safe, Replens (R) is expensive and works well, natural olive oil if you prefer a totally natural solution. Good wishes. ...Read more
Is vaginal dryness a symptom of cystocele or rectocele if they do not protrude thru vaginal opening?
Not directly: Cystocele and rectoceles do not directly cause vaginal dryness but postmenopausal hormonal deficiency can worsen the appearance of pelvic organ prolapse and also cause vaginal dryness. See and Obgyn to confirm the diagnosis. Some will benefit from vaginal estrogen. There is also a great new oral drug called Osphena which can help with dryness. ...Read more
Does isotretenoin cause permenant sexual dysfunction and vaginal dryness plus makes u take ages to orgasm??
No: No, it does not have any bearing on your sexual responses. ...Read more
What can a woman of 61, who has never been sexually active, do for vaginal dryness when HRT is contraindicated?
Check w/your doctor: Estrogen cream may be effective. Otherwise there are several lubricating creams/gels available, but they have to be applied as needed and when needed. ...Read more
What is the solution for a young girl experiencing vaginal dryness? I can't seem to get "wet" during intercourse.
Make: Make sure you are well hydrated. If you have hormonal issues (irregular periods, taking birth control pills) this can be a cause. Also consider your partner and how aroused you are when being intimate. You may need to increase foreplay. You can also try lubricants during intercourse. If the problem persists consult your doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing vaginal dryness. The following also describe me:, I had unprotected sex a wk back bt he ejaculated outside. Hometest came negative?
Anxiety: Vaginal dryness could be caused by fear for pregnancy. Unprotected intercourse and ejaculation outside the vagina can still result in pregnancy. A pregnancy test can be but not necessarily will be positive as early as a week after conception; a negative second test a week later would be reassuring. ...Read more
I have been menopausal for a couple of years. Currently using Femring because of vaginal dryness. Over the last few days I have had watery discharge, ?
Vaginal estrogen: Or lubricants or if you are younger and your estrogen level is low, you may want some systemic estrogen, like birth control pills or other types of estrogen and progesterone, if you are not worried about getting pregnant. Your obgyn can get you on the proper treatment. ...Read more
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