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Vaginal Dryness (Overview)

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.


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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

Vaginal Dryness (Overview)

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.


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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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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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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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Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

Yes, it can.: Antihistamines can cause mucosal dryness including vaginal dryness. You can half your current dose of antihistamine to see if it continues to give you the anti-histamine benefit without giving you the side effect since the effect is dose dependant. ...Read more

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Could cancer treatment cause vaginal dryness?

Could cancer treatment cause vaginal dryness?

Yes it could: Many chemotherapy and other cancer treatment (anti estrogen therapy) supress the function ot the ovaries. It supresses the production of the female hormones, estrogen. As the result many women stop having periods, some women become menopausal. The low level of estrogen makes the vaginal area dry and this can cause some discomfort during intercourse and also increase risk for urinary tract infection. ...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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A prescription or herb I can take to get rid of vaginal dryness?

A prescription or herb I can take to get rid of vaginal dryness?

Depends: Vaginal dryness is most often caused by lack of estrogen in menopause. If that is the case, the most effective treatment is some replacement estrogen, either vaginal or systemic. You get less systemic exposure to estrogen with a vaginal cream or tablet. Otherwise an alternative would be to use a lubricant before intercourse-many are now available better than KY or vaseline. ...Read more

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What caused vaginal dryness in women and how can it be prevented?

What caused vaginal dryness in women and how can it be prevented?

Fear & many other: Issues. As complex Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, mind/brain control is dominant over body behavior. Very much including autonomic nervous & endocrine controls of body responses starting far before birth & continuing throughout life. People/Docs typically focus most on body response issues; easier to categorize & mass market approaches. But issues complex & subconscious emotions largely dominant. ...Read more

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I get a lot of hot flashes, and moody, most of the times I forget things and I also have vaginal dryness is sepia 6c 2x daily okay for me to take?

I get a lot of hot flashes, and moody, most of the times I forget things and I also have vaginal dryness is sepia 6c 2x daily okay for me to take?

Menopausal flashes: Vasomotor hot flashes are sometimes unbearable when menopausal. I am not sure what sepia 6c is as a product, but estrogen replacement and serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) both work to abate the hot flashes and other symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Does the nuvaring cause vaginal dryness?

Does the nuvaring cause vaginal dryness?

NuvaRing and dryness: The answer is no! Please check with your health care provider for any infections you may have causing this symptom. ...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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How can I use replens to treat vaginal dryness?

How can I use replens to treat vaginal dryness?

Yes treats the sympt: Symptoms not the diagnosis, you may need vaginal estrogen which if you do not have any contraindications is effective and safe so see your gyn. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can replens help with vaginal dryness?

Yes: Replens is a vaginal mositurizer that is available over the counter. ...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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Why do I have extreme hot flashes, vaginal dryness?

Why do I have extreme hot flashes, vaginal dryness?

Low estrogen levels: Low estrogen levels is most common cause. Are you having normal menstrual cycles? The average age of menopause for women in the US is around 50 years old. At this time this signals a natural decline in s woman's reproductive hormones including estrogen levels. Discuss with your doctor for treatment with medications, vaginal creams or more natural remedies to provide relief ...Read more

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Can you tell me how replens help with vaginal dryness?

Can you tell me how replens help with vaginal dryness?

Mositurized: Replens is an over the counter vaginal mositurizer. It has a bioadhesive in it which allows it to bind to the tissues in the vagina and help mositurize them. It is hormone free. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 19 y.O. To experience vaginal dryness?

Is it normal for a 19 y.O. To experience vaginal dryness?

Yes: Due to many factors. You may be an individual who produces less glandular fluid, douche (which causes dryness), or when bathing use soap to cleanse the vaginal area. If it is a problem, see a gyn dr. ...Read more

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How long does the beeding last if you have vaginal dryness?

How long does the beeding last if you have vaginal dryness?

Vaginal Atrophy: If you have vaginal dryness at the age of 43, I might be concerned about your estrogen levels or your sexual health/practices and would recommend that you have a more detailed consultation/examination. What's most important to know is if there's a trigger for your bleeding, like trauma or a yeast infection, then figuring out how to decrease that trauma to the vagina. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can replens help with vaginal dryness?

Can somebody tell me how can replens help with vaginal dryness?

Replens: Replens is a Glycerin based, estrogen-free, long-lasting vaginal moisturizer that provides immediate alleviation of vaginal dryness symptom. It adheres to the vaginal wall and replenishes moisture for 3 days, allowing you the freedom to be spontaneous with intimacy and making sex less painful. Replens Silky Smooth does not contain glycerin or glycerol but instead is silicone based moisturizer. ...Read more

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Is there a remedy for vaginal dryness medically, asides lubricants?

Intravaginal estroge: You're a bit young but women going through menopause (http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/menopause/ds00119) often complain of vaginal dryness due to loss of estrogen leading to atrophic vaginitis (http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/vaginal-atrophy/ds00770). Replacement w/some form of vaginal estrogen often relieves this dryness w/o risks associated w/oral estrogen. ...Read more