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Medicine For Vaginal Atrophy
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
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...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!
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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
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
I am 55 yrs. Old, had a complete hysterectomy 7 yrs. Ago, been experiencing burning around the vaginal opening. Could this be vaginal atrophy?
Deep vaginal pain with sex. Is it vaginal atrophy or pelvic floor hypertonus? Is there a difference?
Many causes: Vaginal atrophy is a come cause of intercourse pain after menopause. Osphena is a medication that can be very helpful. Pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and other uterine/ ovarian / Colon/ bladder issues can also contribute. The next step is a pelvic exam by an Obgyn to help guide the evaluation and treatment plan ...Read more
one of the symptoms of vaginal atrophy is “vaginal discharge.” Does this resemble cervical mucus? How can I tell the difference?
Cervical mucus: Is clear, stringy, and has no odor. Vaginal atrophy typically causes dryness of the walls and thus no mucus because nothing should be coming from a postmenopausal cervix. If there is a white, yellow or green discharge, with any discomfort or itching or odor, then it probably is an infection aggravated in part by the atrophy. ...Read more
Atrophy= no estrogen:
We usually do not associate vaginal atrophy with oral contraceptives even with prolonged usage. OCPs contain estrogen. When I see vaginal atrophy it is usually associated with conditions where there is VERY little or no estrogen for prolonged periods of time, such as, menopausal women, women with no ovaries or women taking medications that suppress ovarian production of Estrogen. ...Read more
IF you have vaginal atrophy and have a total estrogen of 134, progesterone 13.6 and estradiol of 13.0 but still feel bad what hormone is off.?
My obs. Recommended replens for vaginal atrophy due to breastfeeding. Now experiencing clumpy white discharge since using this product. Suggestions?
Yes common: Many women experience clumpy white discharge with use of this product. Using a low dose of estrogen cream or vagifem tablets may be a better choice. There is no absorption into the blood stream of the low doses of estrogen and the treatment will be more effective plus without the clumpy white discharge replens can cause. ...Read more
Was given topical Estrace cream for vaginal atrophy. I'm 36.Is this safe or will it cause breast and other cancers? I take birth control. Should I stop?
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
I'm 67, breast ca. Survivor with vaginal atrophy & now find tvus too painful to tolerate-would anesthesia/other meds allow me to have pain-free tvus?
I've got abnormal vaginal bleeding. I did hysterectomy in 2008.I haven't any infection or vaginal atrophy. I do hrt. Could it be a side effect of hrt?
Vaginal lubricants: I recommend you work with your oncologist and gynecologist for recommendations. You may need a vaginal cream or lubricant to help. A preparation with a low dose of estrogen may be helpful, but again please work with your gynecologist and breast cancer team for optimal results. ...Read more
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
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