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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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Help I feel like I'm going through menopause at 18. Vaginal dryness, joint pain, heartburn, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, coarse hair, thyroid norm?

Help I feel like I'm going through menopause at 18. Vaginal dryness, joint pain, heartburn, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, coarse hair, thyroid norm?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. Recheck full thyroid panel and thyroid antibodies. ...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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What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

Low estrogen: Any low estrogen situations, such as postpartum and nursing or treatment with Lupron (leuprolide) or depo-provera can cause vaginal dryness. The vagina might also feel dry during sex if there is not enough foreplay to stimulate arousal and lubrication. ...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 cures vaginal dryness?

What cures vaginal dryness?

Vaginal estrogen: Or lubricants or if you are younger and your estrogen level is low, you may want some systemic estrogen, like birth control pills or other types of estrogen and progesterone, if you are not worried about getting pregnant. Your obgyn can get you on the proper treatment. ...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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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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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

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