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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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Vaginal dryness, discharge, vaginal irritation ?

Vaginal dryness, discharge, vaginal irritation 
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Discharge : Discharge with irritation needs evaluation, could be a yeast infection, bacterial infection or something more worrisome and the only way to know is a thorough exam & evaluation ...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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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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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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Having vaginal burning. Yeast infection or vaginal dryness?

Having vaginal burning. Yeast infection or vaginal dryness?

Could be either: Cannot tell you without an exam, could also be a herpes infection or a vaginal dystrophy, there are many conditions that could cause burning in someone your age , you need to see 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 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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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 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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I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal pain, vaginal irritation and abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness, cheesy discharge) .

I am experiencing  vaginal itching, vaginal pain, vaginal irritation and abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness, cheesy discharge) .

"Itching" to see MD: Your are "itching" to see a MD for a vaginal infection as that symptom alone is a dead giveaway for the same. Time to make an appointment with a local GYN MD who can diagnose and treat this issue. ...Read more

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Can douching cause vaginal irritation?

Can douching cause vaginal irritation?

Yes: Douching , especially with vinegar based or medicated douches, is generally not recommended as this can cause an imbalance of normal vaginal organisms that may lead to foul odor and irritation (bacterial vaginosis). ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal irritation and vaginal burning.

I am experiencing  vaginal itching, vaginal irritation and vaginal burning.

Vaginitis: Vaginal itching, irritation, and burning is consistent with an infection of the vagina, potentially, but not necessarily from vaginal intercourse (sex). A healthcare professional should be consulted. ...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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Will aquaphor help with vaginal (vulva) dryness?

Will aquaphor help with vaginal (vulva) dryness?

Probably: Give it a try. You may consult this site for more information on this product: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7713/aquaphor-topical/details ...Read more

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Can using aquaphor for vulva dryness cause yeast infection?

Can using aquaphor for vulva dryness cause yeast infection?

Any chemical: that is foreign to the vaginal lining, can alter the bacterial component that prevents a vaginal yeast infection. I suggest an aqueous based lubricant: KY or Astroglide and discuss need for femsle hormone cream with your GYN. ...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