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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)

Menopause is defined as 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 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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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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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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Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Yes: Atrophic vaginitis is quite common after menopause (natural or surgical) and yeast like symptoms are frequently experienced due to the lack of estrogen effect on the vaginal mucosa. It is easily treated with oral or vaginal estrogen supplementation. ...Read more

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I am 5 months postnatal, not breastfeeding but period has not returned. having night sweats, vaginal dryness. Scared its early menopause. I have pcos.

I am 5 months postnatal, not breastfeeding but period has not returned. having night sweats, vaginal dryness. Scared its early menopause. I have pcos.

Lack of estrogens: If you are not on any birth control, another pregnancy needs to be ruled out. Women can get pregnant without even having one normal period after delivery, even with PCOS. There might be several oher reasons. I'd like to suggest an appointment with your GYN. ...Read more

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What cause vaginal dryness?

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

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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

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