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I have been having problems with vaginal dryness during sex any natural solution?

I have been having problems with vaginal dryness during sex any natural solution?

Vaginal dryness: Drinking eight glasses of water may be helpful or using a vitamin e suppository may work. Vaginal lubricantscaalso be used. ...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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Vaginal dryness, pain during sex and light bleeding/cramps? Periods are 50 days apart and this is day 40. Have interstitial cystitis. What is this?

Gyne problem: Though interstitial cystitis is often associated with painful sex and bladder/pelvic pain, your other symptoms suggest a uterine or gyne problem and would recommend you see a gynecologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Since using the cerazette pill I have noticed vaginal dryness and pain during sex. Cetraben internally helps, is this ok to use frequently?

Since using the cerazette pill I have noticed vaginal dryness and pain during sex. Cetraben internally helps, is this ok to use frequently?

No, it is an: emollient cream and should not be placed intravaginally. Use K-Y jelly which is designed for this purpose, or surgilube. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use lubricant during sex if I have vaginal dryness?

Is it ok to use lubricant during sex if I have vaginal dryness?

Yes: A preparation like k-y gel should be appropriate. If use of a lubricant alone is not sufficient, you should consult your doctor to discuss hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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I am 37 and lately I've been having vaginal dryness that makes me feel sore. It's ok during sex, I'm not dry at all then. What are possible causes?

I am 37 and lately I've been having vaginal dryness that makes me feel sore. It's ok during sex, I'm not dry at all then. What are possible causes?

Soaps, douches, etc.: Harsh soaps, frequent douching, dehydration and the use of talcum powders all contribute to this problem so stop. Dove, Caress, and Ivory are recommended soaps, and drinking appropriate amounts of water daily. (not sodas). ...Read more

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My vulva is dry and irritated most of the time not just during sex. Is this considered vaginal dryness even tho inside vagina is moist? Non Hrt sugges

My vulva is dry and irritated most of the time not just during sex. Is this considered vaginal dryness even tho inside vagina is moist? Non Hrt sugges

Osphena: The first step is an exam to make sure no infections or skin disorders are present. Post menopausal dryness and atrophy are common. Osphena is a new oral medication that works like Estrogen but is not a true hormonal medication. It is very helpful for postmenopausal dryness. ...Read more

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If I do not have sexual intercourse, would it be better to stop using vagifem (in the absence of other vaginal dryness issues / symptoms)?

If I do not have sexual intercourse, would it be better to stop using vagifem (in the absence of other vaginal dryness issues / symptoms)?

Depends: Depends on why you were using it in the first place. If the only reason was to improve lubrication for intercourse, then stop. But keep in mind, dryness and vaginal atrophy will ensue and may be not only uncomfortable but may negatively impact your bladder function. ...Read more

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Can you experience vaginal dryness during intercourse because you are using the nuva ring?

Can you experience vaginal dryness during intercourse because you are using the nuva ring?

Possible: While most women who use the NuvaRing have few side-effects, some do. The estrogen in the NuvaRing in theory should help improve vaginal lubrication, but rarely a woman will have discomfort from the ring. ...Read more

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What is the solution for a young girl experiencing vaginal dryness? I can't seem to get "wet" during intercourse.

What is the solution for a young girl experiencing vaginal dryness? I can't seem to get "wet" during intercourse.

Make: Make sure you are well hydrated. If you have hormonal issues (irregular periods, taking birth control pills) this can be a cause. Also consider your partner and how aroused you are when being intimate. You may need to increase foreplay. You can also try lubricants during intercourse. If the problem persists consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal dryness. The following also describe me:, I had unprotected sex a wk back bt he ejaculated outside. Hometest came negative?

Anxiety: Vaginal dryness could be caused by fear for pregnancy. Unprotected intercourse and ejaculation outside the vagina can still result in pregnancy. A pregnancy test can be but not necessarily will be positive as early as a week after conception; a negative second test a week later would be reassuring. ...Read more

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Need to know why im having vaginal dryness? I had sex 7 times in one night, I am in my teens. And after a few times I noticed I was going dry. Was very aroused, but was dry. It's been about 3 days and am still dry. No itching, or pain.

Need to know why im having vaginal dryness? I had sex 7 times in one night, I am in my teens. And after a few times I noticed I was going dry. Was very aroused, but was dry. It's been about 3 days and am still dry. No itching, or pain.

That: That can be from irritation to the lining of the vagina, called the mucous membranes. You can use an over-the-counter product to improve this such as vagisil or a similar product, ask the pharmacist for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Will I have less vaginal dryness during the blank week of birth control pill?

Will I have less vaginal dryness during the blank week of birth control pill?

Not particularly: You may have less dryness because of menstrual bleeding, but otherwise there shouldn't be much change. ...Read more

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My boyfriends penis is chapped after sex & sex is painful. I have vaginal dryness and water-based lubricant help little- what should we do/can we do?

You could try: An oil based lubricant like astroglide. It works longer. If he develops pain, redness, warmth or swelling then he needs to be seen; good luck. ...Read more

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After finishing a six night treatment of canesten vaginal tablets, I tried to have sex but I was suffering from extreme vaginal dryness.?

Vaginal irritation: After treatment for a vaginal yeast infection, the vaginal mucosa is likely still inflamed and irritated. You might interpret that as a "dry" sensation. I would wait a few more days before having intercourse. If your symptoms do not improve over 2-3 days, then go see your doctor to rule out: 1. an adverse reaction to the medication or 2. inadequate treatment--the yeast infection is still there. ...Read more

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I am 34 years of age and I have been having vaginal dryness lake of wanting to have sex only prior to my menstrual cycle what's wrong with me.

I am 34 years of age and I have been having vaginal dryness lake of wanting to have sex only prior to my menstrual cycle what's wrong with me.

Tough question!: Lack of desire and lack of vaginal lubrication can have many causes. First get checked by your doctor to make sure there is no physical cause, like a hormonal imbalance that can be corrected. Before blaming lack of desire on anything else, (besides an abusive relationship), make sure you are healthy physically. Stop any meds not prescribed for you besides a multiple vitamin. Avoid alcohol/drugs ...Read more

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Can a ob/gyn give you something for vaginal dryness and lo sex drive?

Can a ob/gyn give you something for vaginal dryness and lo sex drive?

Help is available: Yes, an ob/gyn physician can give you several options for treating both vaginal dryness and lo sex drive. Both of these are common complaints in women after menopause. Each option carries different risks of side effects, but discuss with your doctor. There are oral pills, cremes, and vaginal suppositories that can help. Herbal supplements can sometimes be useful also, ask your MD. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal dryness. Very recurring thush episodes nothing seems to work. Don't have sti/d partner gets it after having sex with me?

I am experiencing vaginal dryness. Very recurring thush episodes nothing seems to work. Don't have sti/d partner gets it after having sex with me?

STDs: If you had tested negative for STDs but your partner states that he is positive for STDs, he was infected by someone else. It is to your advantage to utilize condoms for every act of intercourse to protect yourself from STDs. ...Read more

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I had vaginal dryness since I started the pill (yaz). I stopped using it 10 days ago but problem goes on and causing a lot of pain during intercourse.?

I had vaginal dryness since I started the pill (yaz). I stopped using it 10 days ago but problem goes on and causing a lot of pain during intercourse.?

Maybe not related: I doubt vaginal dryness is related to the birth control pill especially since the problem is still present after stopping the pill. Schedule a visit to be evaluated for other causes like vulvar vestibulitis and lichen sclerosis. ...Read more

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Do certain condoms cause vaginal dryness? If so which specific condoms cause lack of lubrication in vagina while having sex?

Do certain condoms cause vaginal dryness? If so which specific condoms cause lack of lubrication in vagina while having sex?

Lubricated condoms: Plain condoms can be uncomfortable, and in some cases, using a lubricated condom (comes with a condom safe lubricant in the package) can be helpful. Avoid using other lubricants which can damage the condom and cause breakage (lubricants marketed for use with condoms are fine). ...Read more

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Pcos. On BCP & androcur 100mg from 8months. Working well with the symptoms but side effects -vaginal dryness lowered libido n painful sex. What to do?

Pcos. On BCP & androcur 100mg from 8months. Working well with the symptoms but side effects -vaginal dryness lowered libido n painful sex. What to do?

Much to do!: Any oc's will reduce libido. Use vaginal lubricants for dryness. Talk to your Provider if you are still unhappy. There might be a better OC for your problems. ...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

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more