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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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I'm a 51-year BC survivor (9 yrs), post chemopause, experiencing severe vaginal dryness and atrophy. Is an estrogen cream a safe option to consider?

I'm a 51-year BC survivor (9 yrs), post chemopause, experiencing severe vaginal dryness and atrophy.  Is an estrogen cream a safe option to consider?

It depends: It depends on whether your breast cancer was estrogen receptor positive or negative. If positive, there is controversy about estrogen cream use even though very little of it is absorbed by the vaginal epithelium into the generalized blood stream. ...Read more

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Vaginal dryness and luck of libido are my problems. Should I use estrogen pessary for dryness or progesterone bioidentical cream for libido or both ?

Vaginal dryness and luck of libido are my problems. Should I use estrogen pessary for dryness or progesterone bioidentical cream for libido or both ?

Hormones help: Given your symptoms, i agree that a combination of an estrogen and progestogen would probably help. Ideally, the lowest effective dose should be used. There's still no valid literature stating that "bioidentical" hormones have any advantage over standard preparations. ...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

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How can I fix my vaginal dryness?

How can I fix my vaginal dryness?

Please see your gyn: U may need vaginal estrogen cream 2x a week, u can use lubrication like replens beads or astroglide but the latter 2 just treat the symptoms not the cause. ...Read more

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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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What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

Many...: There are many causes of vaginal dryness. Some of the more common causes are breast-feeding, menopause, allergy and cold medications, douching... Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could be causing my vaginal dryness and pain?

What could be causing my vaginal dryness and pain?

Many things!: Falling estrogen levels are the chief cause of vaginal dryness. Other causes include: • breastfeedingcigarette smokingdepression • excessive stress • immune system disorders, such as Sjögren’s • childbirth • Douching • Medications • Topical creams and lotions You will need to be examined to see if there are lesions in the vagina. ...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