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Medicine For Atrophic Vaginitis
Not very: Atrophic vaginitis typically presents after menopause. While menopause can occur any time after the age of 40, most women will not experience menopause (or atrophic vaginitis) until after the age of 50 or 52. When it does occur, it is quite treatable with estrogen replacement. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: When the estrogen is given directly into the vagina (as a cream, tablet or ring) then it is quite rapid the turnaround in symptoms. The actual vagina skin does not make its full recovery until around 2 wks of use. Using oral estrogen sometimes takes a long time, much longer by weeks even months to rebuild the vaginal tissue. ...Read more
Yes and no: Atrophic vaginitis is, basically, a lack of estrogen to the vaginal lining or epithelium. And lack of estrogen means your ovaries aren't producing enough estrogen. If you are having regular menstrual cycles, then your ovaries are still functioning. I'm assuming a doctor told you this? If that's the case, then local estrogen to the vagina is a simple solution. Hope that helped answer question! ...Read more
Atrophic vaginitis: Atrophic vaginitis may be accompanied by some discharge (not usually assocated with odor or much itching, as seen with infection). The hallmark is vaginal dryness and painful coitus associated with menopause. The best management is estrogen, administered topically or systemically. Lubricants and moisturizers made for vaginal use are also available without prescription. ...Read more
Vaginal estrogen: This can effect her in several ways. Atrophic vagina is caused by lack of estrogen stimulation of the walls of the vagina. This leads to thinning of the walls, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse ("feels like sadpaper" and decreased diameter of the vagina. Without estrogen replacement vaginally as well regular vaginal penetration, the vagina will eventually become so small to inhibit sex. ...Read more
Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting atrophic vaginitis. What can I do?
Is atrophic vaginitis discharge usually white? Can it come and go or is it continuous? Will a vag moist get rid of it or do you have to use estrogen?
Been to emergency room 4 times over the past year for atrophic vaginitis. Now, noticed pea size mass at seven o'clock on entrance to vagina.
Atrophic vaginitis: An er is not a good place to be getting care for your condition. You should make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more
I have atrophic vaginitis + noctiuria. GP prescribed urinanalysis re latter. It showed WBC 1k, RBC 3k + Citrobacter. After 5 days Augmentin + 5 days wait, new analysis shows 40k WBC, 34k RBC. Was test too soon or error? Shd I see gyneco? Urologist?
Urologist.: You might also have structural defects that can predispose you to uti. ...Read more
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my vaginal atrophy until I can see a doctor?
Lubricants: The only thing over-the-counter you should try are simple vaginal lubricants like KY or something similar. Some women also like olive oil inserted with a vaginal applicator. ...Read more
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
Vaginal atrophy is caused by lack of Estrogens in the genital area. It makes the vaginal introitus smaller and dry causing discomfort and pain during intercourse and predisposing the area to infections of the urogenital tracy. A review: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vaginalatrophy/ds00770/dsection=symptomsvaginal dryness, vaginal burning, burning with urination, urgency with urination
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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
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
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
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
is usually dry! If you have a discharge ..get it checked out by your GYN BTW NO ONE should have to "suffer" from this condition!!1 There is effective treatment!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Is it possible to have something like pos which is caused from too much estrogen, and have vaginal atrophy too?
Can vaginal atrophy cause a big increase in discharge, no odour and slightly discoloured? I was diagnosed with va and have a constant heavy discharge
Vaginal estrogen: My favorite product is vagifem vaginal tablets. They dissolve in the vagina and are not as messy as vaginal creams. Vagifem causes almost no absorption of estrogen into the blood, so it is very safe. Atrophy takes time to improve, however. It will be a few weeks before you start noticing improvement. ...Read more