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I have vaginal dryness before my period what can I do/take to ease the discomfort ?

I have vaginal dryness before my period what can I do/take to ease the discomfort ?

Lubricants: are your best bet. K-Y, Surge-Lube are cheap and safe, Replens (R) is expensive and works well, natural olive oil if you prefer a totally natural solution. Good wishes. ...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


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Can vaginal dryness be a sign of an oncoming period?

Can vaginal dryness be a sign of an oncoming period?

Glands: Vaginal dryness comes from certain glands not producing sufficient amounts of mucus. It is not related to menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Just started my period but its not normal at all its like i am just spotting and i have vaginal dryness. What does this mean ?

Just started my period but its not normal at all its like i am just spotting and i have vaginal dryness. What does this mean ?

Weird 1st period ok: if this is your first period it could follow a lot of different patterns and still be normal. although generally it will begin to normalize in 2-3 mos, it can take a year to develop a really predictable pattern. for some women this never happens, but there is medicine to help if necessary. and keep in mind everyone's "normal" is different -- heavy, light, different flows on day 1 vs day 3, etc ...Read more

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I've come off my period a week ago but.I have vaginal dryness it doesn't itch but I dunno why its like this im also on microgynon?

I've come off my period a week ago but.I have vaginal dryness it doesn't itch but I dunno why its like this im also on microgynon?

Several possibilitie: This may be a yeast infenction. Often people have mild allergic reactions to the adhesive located on maxi pads. A good over the counter product called nystatin-triamcinolone is available and is a good starting place. If it does not improve then it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have vaginal dryness and itching the last day of my period, and for a few day after that. Why, and what is it? Should i switch to cloth pads?

I have vaginal dryness and itching the last day of my period, and for a few day after that. Why, and what is it? Should i switch to cloth pads?

Skin reaction.: Sanitary pads are often made with chemicals that are used to absorb moisture and so i'm not surprised that you might have been experiencing dryness in that area. Cloth could be a good idea or anything more natural/organic. Alternatively , you can try tampons or use birth control to decrease the amount that you are menstruating. ...Read more

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5 days late period, stressing out, negative test, skipping meals, vaginal dryness, heart is about to explode, left abdomenal pain, pulled out method.

5 days late period, stressing out, negative test, skipping meals, vaginal dryness, heart is about to explode, left abdomenal pain, pulled out method.

Unclear: The symptoms which you describe are quite consistent with many diagnoses. Pregnancy is one of many possible things that could be going on. If you think you are pregnant, then you should start by determining when was your last period. If it is late, then that could be the first indication you might be pregnant. The best way to tell if you are pregnant is to undergo a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal dryness and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  vaginal dryness and irregular menstrual periods.

GYN exam-age?: Multiple factors menopause, inadequate foreplay, female hormone or thyroid issues, stress, tension, anxiety, depression ...please consult with your GYN or pCP. ...Read more

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Period 2 days late. 2 negative pregnancy tests taken on day period due and day after. All symptoms of PMS and vaginal dryness. ? I am stressing.

Period 2 days late. 2 negative pregnancy tests taken on day period due and day after. All symptoms of PMS and vaginal dryness. ? I am stressing.

If you still don't: get your period - consider repeating pregnancy test in a week or less. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., ...Read more

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I had a grayish discharge after intercourse. I just ended my period Monday and have been using replens for vaginal dryness as instructed by my gyno.

I had a grayish discharge after intercourse. I just ended my period Monday and have been using replens for vaginal dryness as instructed by my gyno.

May need testing: Is there any odor associated with it? If there's a fishy odor may be an bacterial infection that can be treated with antibiotics. Another possibility may be a parasitic infection that can also be treated with antibiotics.
There are other explanations as well, such as a mix of Replens with lubricant or semen.
The best way to tell is with additional testing of the discharge. ...Read more

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I'm 18. My periods have become more and more regular. But I am experiencing breast soreness in the days leading up to my period & vaginal dryness.?

Reassurance : Please, do not worry about this. This is good and usual way of getting older to transformation to young woman. ...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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How can I relieve vaginal dryness?

How can I relieve vaginal dryness?

Hormone balance: Vaginal dryness is caused by low hormones, infection, hysterectomy, or low interest. ...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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I was wondering what do I do about vaginal dryness?

I was wondering what do I do about vaginal dryness?

Estrogen: Early menopausal changes can begin to occur even in your late 30s or early 40s. Since there are estrogen receptors throughout the vagina, the decrease in estrogen levels in menopause can cause changes in the vaginal lining leading to dryness, more irritation, and pain with intercourse. Ask your doctor to check your menopausal status and/or ask him/her for some estrogen cream to use to your vagina ...Read more

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I am a virgin and have vaginal dryness, is that normal?

Probably normal: In view of your age. Water soluble lubricant will take care of this problem if ; when you wish to lose your virginity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal dryness?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal dryness?

Lack of lubrication.: 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. ...Read more

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I am only 25 and experiencing vaginal dryness what should I do?

I am only 25 and experiencing vaginal dryness what should I do?

Discuss with gynecom: I would discuss with your gynecologist who will perform an exam and take cultures or biopsies if necessary and may measure hormone levels to determine if oral or topical supplementation will be beneficial. ...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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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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Nexplanon and vaginal dryness, what should I try this?

Nexplanon and vaginal dryness, what should I try this?

Suggestions:: You can try otc lubricants like rephresh, or replens, but it could be due to other causes. Your profile gives your age as 50 years old and a common cause of vaginal dryness in women of this age is lack of estrogen. Estrogen creams are available to help with this, if that is the cause. ...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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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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I got treated for bv, now I have vaginal dryness. Is this a normal after effect?

I got treated for bv, now I have vaginal dryness. Is this a normal after effect?

No: It is more likely that low estrogen is responsible for both the vaginal dryness and the BV occurence. You may try replacing the estrogen so you can get rid of both. ...Read more

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I have vaginal dryness. My doc told me to use Crisco. Will it hurt me? Or cause irritation?

Any pure oil: Driscoll is a highly processed hydrogenated, saturated oil.You can use pure coconut oil. Error- crisco ...Read more