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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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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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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

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Having vaginal dryness a lot. Had hysterectomy with one ovary left in 93 was told that i did not have to have paps concerned in georgia?

Having  vaginal dryness a lot. Had hysterectomy with one  ovary left in 93  was told  that i did  not have to have  paps  concerned in georgia?

Should follow up: Pap smears are still recommended if only one ovary removed. Many excellent treatments for vaginal dryness are available. Please consult your health care professional. ...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 ?

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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I have extreme chronic vaginal dryness and need more than lubricant to get/stay wet.I've been off bc for 3 mo. as result of side effects. Help.I'm 24.

I have extreme chronic vaginal dryness and need more than lubricant to get/stay wet.I've been off bc for 3 mo. as result of side effects. Help.I'm 24.

A Complicated Issue: Ever tried elixir of Johnny Walker?(just kidding, sort-of...).Are you on any medications?If so,check their side effects.Some can dry you out. And are the wet-inducing situations you invole yourself with truly wet-inducing?You may have some special personal needs in that regard("foreplay,"issues-that I call at my age "forework").You might want to talk about it 1st with your partner and 2nd your GYN ...Read more

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There is a gland in the vaginal area where some people are known to get cyst in. I can recall the name of the gald or the cyst. Its responsible I guess for lubricating the vaginal area I think? But if a cyst is on it can it cause vaginal dryness?

There is a gland in the vaginal area where some people are known to get cyst in. I can recall the name of the gald or the cyst. Its responsible I guess for lubricating the vaginal area I think? But if a cyst is on it can it cause vaginal dryness?

No: The gland is called the bartholins gland and plays a role in lubrication. A cyst forms when the gland duct is blocked. No, a cycst does not cause vaginal dryness. The primary source of lubrication is the vagina itself. ...Read more

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I thought the reason I was having vaginal dryness was because a Bartholin's cyst that I get sometimes. I haven't had in a very long time but still vaginal dryness. I haven't always been like this. But every since this cyst has formed I have vaginal drynes

I thought the reason I was having vaginal dryness was because a Bartholin's cyst that I get sometimes. I haven't had in a very long time but still vaginal dryness. I haven't always been like this. But every since this cyst has formed I have vaginal drynes

The cyst is not why: A bartholins cyst is not a direct cause of vaginal dryness. Vaginal lubrication is caused by transudation of fluid from the veins around the vagina. If the cyst is interfering with the thought of having sex, then this would be the source of vaginal dryness. Vaginal lubrication is the equivalent of the male erection. ...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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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more