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Doctor insights on: Can Being Overweight Lead To Vaginal Dryness

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How can I relieve vaginal dryness?

How can I relieve vaginal dryness?

Hormone balance: Vaginal dryness is caused by low hormones, infection, hysterectomy, or low interest. ...Read more

Vaginal Dryness (Definition)

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


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What lubricants treat vaginal dryness?

What lubricants treat vaginal dryness?

Two: For patients with vaginal dryness due to autoimmune conditions, I favor the use of astroglide or KY liquid. Avoid products with flavors or sensation enhancing substances. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do I do about vaginal dryness?

I was wondering what do I do about vaginal dryness?

Estrogen: Early menopausal changes can begin to occur even in your late 30s or early 40s. Since there are estrogen receptors throughout the vagina, the decrease in estrogen levels in menopause can cause changes in the vaginal lining leading to dryness, more irritation, and pain with intercourse. Ask your doctor to check your menopausal status and/or ask him/her for some estrogen cream to use to your vagina ...Read more

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I am a virgin and have vaginal dryness, is that normal?

Probably normal: In view of your age. Water soluble lubricant will take care of this problem if ; when you wish to lose your virginity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal dryness?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal dryness?

Lack of lubrication.: 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 for more specific treatment. ...Read more

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I am only 25 and experiencing vaginal dryness what should I do?

I am only 25 and experiencing vaginal dryness what should I do?

Discuss with gynecom: I would discuss with your gynecologist who will perform an exam and take cultures or biopsies if necessary and may measure hormone levels to determine if oral or topical supplementation will be beneficial. ...Read more

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How can I treat menopausal vaginal dryness?

How can I treat menopausal vaginal dryness?

Vaginal estrogen: Works very well, it is low dose and if you do not have any contraindications, it is very safe to use, the vast majority of it stays in heh vagina, and just a small amount gets into your circulation. There are 2 types of creams and 1 vaginal pill and a vaginal ring. In most of my patients I prefer using Estrace (estradiol) cream. ...Read more

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Can Diane 35 cause vaginal dryness?

Can Diane 35 cause vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness: Generally not because estrogens in fact is actually used to treat vaginal dryness. It won;t hurt to touch base with your OB-GYN ...Read more

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Can acutante cause vaginal dryness?

Can acutante cause vaginal dryness?

Possibly: There are several patient reports of vaginal dryness while taking accutane, but none of the online medical resources I consulted specifically lists "vaginal dryness" as a side effect. However, since this drug can cause dry skin, dry lips, nasal dryness leading to nosebleeds, it seems likely that vaginal dryness is one of the drug's numerous side effects. ...Read more

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Does Claritin (loratadine) affect vaginal dryness?

Does Claritin (loratadine) affect vaginal dryness?

Doubtful: It is highly unlikely that Claritin (loratadine) would cause vaginal dryness. I could have said never but in medicine, nothing is never "never". ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of vaginal dryness?

What is the best way to get rid of vaginal dryness?

Depends on age: At age 23, problems with vaginal dryness are unlikely to be due to hormonal problems and more likely to be due to infection. Rule out yeast as #1 cause. Second, rule out a bacterial infection. Third, if for sex, use water based lubricant. If none of these apply to you, then an exam by gynecologist to look at vagina and make sure there are no auto-immune issues causing dryness. ...Read more

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Can vaginal dryness be a sign of an oncoming period?

Can vaginal dryness be a sign of an oncoming period?

Glands: Vaginal dryness comes from certain glands not producing sufficient amounts of mucus. It is not related to menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Nexplanon and vaginal dryness, what should I try this?

Nexplanon and vaginal dryness, what should I try this?

Suggestions:: You can try otc lubricants like rephresh, or replens, but it could be due to other causes. Your profile gives your age as 50 years old and a common cause of vaginal dryness in women of this age is lack of estrogen. Estrogen creams are available to help with this, if that is the cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent vaginal dryness due to menopause?

What can I do to prevent vaginal dryness due to menopause?

A few ideas: Topical estrogen, in the form of cream, pill or ring, is best. Estrogen is what gets depleted in menopause, so replacing estrogen with estrogen will give you best results. Otherwise, use water based lubricants during sex. Can try OTC product such as Luvena or other probiotic based products to help encourage lactobaccilli growth. But basically, estrogen is what keeps vagina moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use lubricant during sex if I have vaginal dryness?

Is it ok to use lubricant during sex if I have vaginal dryness?

Yes: A preparation like k-y gel should be appropriate. If use of a lubricant alone is not sufficient, you should consult your doctor to discuss hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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What caused vaginal dryness in women and how can it be prevented?

What caused vaginal dryness in women and how can it be prevented?

Fear & many other: Issues. As complex Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, mind/brain control is dominant over body behavior. Very much including autonomic nervous & endocrine controls of body responses starting far before birth & continuing throughout life. People/Docs typically focus most on body response issues; easier to categorize & mass market approaches. But issues complex & subconscious emotions largely dominant. ...Read more

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Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

Yes, it can.: Antihistamines can cause mucosal dryness including vaginal dryness. You can half your current dose of antihistamine to see if it continues to give you the anti-histamine benefit without giving you the side effect since the effect is dose dependant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness for a woman that doesn't have intercourse?

Pain: Even women who aren't having sex will sometimes feel pain or a burning sensation in their vagina when they suffer from vaginal atrophy/dryness. Decreased #'s of blood vessels and natural lubrication due to decreased estrogen is the cause. Some women note increased utis as well. But burning and pain would still be #1 symptom. ...Read more

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Is vaginal dryness a side effect of depo? And will it ever go away, this is only my first shot.

Is vaginal dryness a side effect of depo? And will it ever go away, this is only my first shot.

Depo-Provera: Vaginal dryness could be a side effect of depo-provera. This is because the shot stops the normal estrogen from the ovary. The treatment is to use lubricant or a low dose of estrogen cream in the vagina. Talk to the gynecologist or provider who gave the shot. ...Read more

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Is invitar safe to use? Invitar is a product that enhance sexual activity and for women that suffer from vaginal dryness. I'm 26

Is invitar safe to use? Invitar is a product that enhance sexual activity and for women that suffer from vaginal dryness. I'm 26

Should be: It should be, but the product is targeting at women older than you. There are contraindications including: below 21 years of age, menstruation, pregnant, nursing, contraceptive therapy (oral or patch), allergy to any of the ingredients, or history of uterus, ovary or breast cysts/tumour, or any disorder of the thyroid gland. Invitar has not been evaluated by the fda. ...Read more

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I get a lot of hot flashes, and moody, most of the times I forget things and I also have vaginal dryness is sepia 6c 2x daily okay for me to take?

I get a lot of hot flashes, and moody, most of the times I forget things and I also have vaginal dryness is sepia 6c 2x daily okay for me to take?

Menopausal flashes: Vasomotor hot flashes are sometimes unbearable when menopausal. I am not sure what sepia 6c is as a product, but estrogen replacement and serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) both work to abate the hot flashes and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Vaginal dryness and atrophy menopause?

Probably: I think its signs of menopause. See your gynecologist to examine and of course do a pap smear. If vaginal dryness is the only problem there are some local creams (premarin) that may keep you comfortable for a while. ...Read more

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What is good for vaginal dryness?

What is good for vaginal dryness?

Lubricant: First line aids for vaginal dryness include water based lubricants. For women experiencing menopause, topical estrogen creams may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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How can I fix my vaginal dryness?

Please see your gyn: U may need vaginal estrogen cream 2x a week, u can use lubrication like replens beads or astroglide but the latter 2 just treat the symptoms not the cause. ...Read more

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Common causes of vaginal dryness?

Common causes of vaginal dryness?

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

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more