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Doctor insights on: Flaxseed Oil And Vaginal Dryness

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I wanted to know if taking flaxseed oil supplements will help with vaginal dryness?

I wanted to know if taking flaxseed oil supplements will help with vaginal dryness?

No: No flaxseed oil will not help. There are other commercial and prescription products that are designed for this purpose. Water soluble gels (K-Y) are a start, and estrogen intra-vaginal products for the peri or post menopausal woman are also available as well as Replens. ...Read more

Flaxseed (Definition)

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


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I'm experiencing extreme vaginal dryness my skin is cracking/bleeding. Coconut oil and vitamin E oil are not working well.

I'm experiencing extreme vaginal dryness my skin is cracking/bleeding. Coconut oil and vitamin E oil are not working well.

Vaginal dryness: You don't say how old you are. If post-menopausal, hormones could be a great help. I recommend you see a gynecologist or other doctor who works a lot with women's hormonal issues. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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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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Does hpv cause vaginal dryness?

Does hpv cause vaginal dryness?

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

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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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I got treated for bv, now I have vaginal dryness. Is this a normal after effect?

I got treated for bv, now I have vaginal dryness. Is this a normal after effect?

No: It is more likely that low estrogen is responsible for both the vaginal dryness and the BV occurence. You may try replacing the estrogen so you can get rid of both. ...Read more

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I have vaginal dryness. My doc told me to use Crisco. Will it hurt me? Or cause irritation?

I have vaginal dryness. My doc told me to use Crisco. Will it hurt me? Or cause irritation?

Any pure oil: Driscoll is a highly processed hydrogenated, saturated oil. You can use pure coconut oil. Error- crisco ...Read more

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Since using the cerazette pill I have noticed vaginal dryness and pain during sex. Cetraben internally helps, is this ok to use frequently?

Since using the cerazette pill I have noticed vaginal dryness and pain during sex. Cetraben internally helps, is this ok to use frequently?

No, it is an: emollient cream and should not be placed intravaginally. Use K-Y jelly which is designed for this purpose, or surgilube. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Should follow up: Pap smears are still recommended if only one ovary removed. Many excellent treatments for vaginal dryness are available. Please consult your health care professional. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

No: The gland is called the Bartholin's gland and plays a role in lubrication. A cyst forms when the gland duct is blocked. No, a cycst does not cause vaginal dryness. The primary source of lubrication is the vagina itself. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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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What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

Many...: There are many causes of vaginal dryness. Some of the more common causes are breast-feeding, menopause, allergy and cold medications, douching... Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could be causing my vaginal dryness and pain?

Many things!: Falling estrogen levels are the chief cause of vaginal dryness. Other causes include:
breastfeeding
• cigarette smoking
depression
• excessive stress
• immune system disorders, such as Sjögren’s
• childbirth
Douching
• Medications
• Topical creams and lotions
You will need to be examined to see if there are lesions in the vagina. ...Read more

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What cause vaginal dryness?

Estrogen deficiency: Estogen deficiency or decreased blood supply to the vagina are the most frequent causes of dryness, but chronic vaginal inflammation (allergic or infection) is a less likely cause. ...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