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Flaxseed Oil And Vaginal Dryness
The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more
I'm experiencing extreme vaginal dryness my skin is cracking/bleeding. Coconut oil and vitamin E oil are not working well.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not HPV: Human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause vaginal dryness. It almost never causes any symptoms at all except warts; or in rare cases when the cervix is infected, there may be spotty bleeding or perhaps vaginal discharge. But even these are uncommon. Anyway, you and your doctor will need to look for other causes of vaginal dryness. Good luck! ...Read more
Any pure oil: Driscoll is a highly processed hydrogenated, saturated oil. You can use pure coconut oil. Error- crisco ...Read more
Could vaginal dryness during sex be a sign of a health problem? Even with generous foreplay I can't become naturally lubricated.
Since using the cerazette pill I have noticed vaginal dryness and pain during sex. Cetraben internally helps, is this ok to use frequently?
Having vaginal dryness a lot. Had hysterectomy with one ovary left in 93 was told that I did not have to have paps concerned in georgia?
K-y jelly isn't helping my vaginal dryness at all and using cetraben cream internally has been helping. Is it ok to use this method frequently?
Not really: I suggest the use of an aqueous lubricant like K-Y or Astroglide. If dryness continues, please consult your GYN. ...Read more
I have extreme chronic vaginal dryness and need more than lubricant to get/stay wet. I've been off bc for 3 mo. As result of side effects. Help. I'm 24.
A Complicated Issue: Ever tried elixir of Johnny Walker? (just kidding, sort-of...).Are you on any medications? If so, check their side effects. Some can dry you out. And are the wet-inducing situations you invole yourself with truly wet-inducing? You may have some special personal needs in that regard ("foreplay, "issues-that I call at my age "forework").You might want to talk about it 1st with your partner and 2nd your GYN ...Read more
There is a gland in the vaginal area where some people are known to get cyst in. I can recall the name of the gald or the cyst. Its responsible I guess for lubricating the vaginal area I think? But if a cyst is on it can it cause vaginal dryness?
I thought the reason I was having vaginal dryness was because a Bartholin's cyst that I get sometimes. I haven't had in a very long time but still vaginal dryness. I haven't always been like this. But every since this cyst has formed I have vaginal drynes
The cyst is not why: A Bartholin's cyst is not a direct cause of vaginal dryness. Vaginal lubrication is caused by transudation of fluid from the veins around the vagina. If the cyst is interfering with the thought of having sex, then this would be the source of vaginal dryness. Vaginal lubrication is the equivalent of the male erection. ...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
Not typical: If this is really bothersome, discuss with your GYN. ...Read more
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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