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I want to know my options for treating atrophic vaginitis?

I want to know my options for treating atrophic vaginitis?

See below: Estrogen vaginal cream is the main choice of treatment options. Other options include replens, dong quai, black cohosh, phytoestrogen (soybean, flaxseed, alfafla sprout and red clover), lubriant (just for intercourse) and moisturizer (especially with natural aloe vera). ...Read more

Dr. Asha Kamnani
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Vaginal Atrophy (Definition)

Vaginal atrophy is thining of the vaginal tissue due to a decrease in estrogen levels seen mostly in postmenopausal women. There is also decreased moisture and discharge and decreased elasticity of the vaginal tissue. Sometimes it can cause pain with ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: atrophic vaginitis?

What is the definition or description of: atrophic vaginitis?

A menopause problem: The vaginal mucosa is sensitive to estrogen, so when estrogen levels drop after menopause the tissue thins out, becoming more fragile, sensitive, and dry. This symptomatic vaginal atrophy is referred to as atrophic vaginitis although it is not really an infection. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with atrophic vaginitis. How will this affect her?

My mother was diagnosed with atrophic vaginitis. How will this affect her?

Vaginal estrogen: This can effect her in several ways. Atrophic vagina is caused by lack of estrogen stimulation of the walls of the vagina. This leads to thinning of the walls, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse ("feels like sadpaper" and decreased diameter of the vagina. Without estrogen replacement vaginally as well regular vaginal penetration, the vagina will eventually become so small to inhibit sex. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is atrophic vaginitis?

I've heard different things. What exactly is atrophic vaginitis?

Inflammation: Atrophic vaginitis happens when the vaginal tissue becomes irritated and inflamed due to the thinning of the tissue that happens after menopause. It usually causes burning, and/or itching and a discharge. ...Read more

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Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting atrophic vaginitis. What can I do?

Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting atrophic vaginitis. What can I do?

Local estrogen: Depending on your age and past history, a very small amount of local estrogen cream in your vagina once a week should easily prevent atrophic vaginitis. Ask your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is atrophic vaginitis discharge usually white? Can it come and go or is it continuous? Will a vag moist get rid of it or do you have to use estrogen?

Is atrophic vaginitis discharge usually white? Can it come and go or is it continuous? Will a vag moist get rid of it or do you have to use estrogen?

Usually no discharge: Vaginal atrophy is usually associated with dryness and inflammation rather than discharge.
Moisturizer is a good start, vaginal and systemic estrogen will help, and there is new laser therapy for atrophic vaginitis as well ...Read more

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How common is atrophic vaginitis in 42 year old?

Not very: Atrophic vaginitis typically presents after menopause. While menopause can occur any time after the age of 40, most women will not experience menopause (or atrophic vaginitis) until after the age of 50 or 52. When it does occur, it is quite treatable with estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a 42 year old (non perimenaposal) to develop atrophic vaginitis?

Yes and no: Atrophic vaginitis is, basically, a lack of estrogen to the vaginal lining or epithelium. And lack of estrogen means your ovaries aren't producing enough estrogen. If you are having regular menstrual cycles, then your ovaries are still functioning. I'm assuming a doctor told you this? If that's the case, then local estrogen to the vagina is a simple solution. Hope that helped answer question! ...Read more

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Is a clear, whitish or yellowish discharge typical of atrophic vaginitis?

Atrophic vaginitis: Atrophic vaginitis may be accompanied by some discharge (not usually assocated with odor or much itching, as seen with infection). The hallmark is vaginal dryness and painful coitus associated with menopause. The best management is estrogen, administered topically or systemically. Lubricants and moisturizers made for vaginal use are also available without prescription. ...Read more

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Been to emergency room 4 times over the past year for atrophic vaginitis. Now, noticed pea size mass at seven o'clock on entrance to vagina.

Atrophic vaginitis: An er is not a good place to be getting care for your condition. You should make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take atrophic vaginitis to clear up?

How long does it take atrophic vaginitis to clear up?

1-2 weeks: When the estrogen is given directly into the vagina (as a cream, tablet or ring) then it is quite rapid the turnaround in symptoms. The actual vagina skin does not make its full recovery until around 2 wks of use. Using oral estrogen sometimes takes a long time, much longer by weeks even months to rebuild the vaginal tissue. ...Read more

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Need to know is vitamin E good for younger men?

Need to know is vitamin E good for younger men?

Yes: Vitamin E is an important antioxidant and is an essential nutrient for all. Extra supplementation, in most cases is actually not needed. Excellent food sources are nuts, seeds, fatty fish and green leafy veggies. ...Read more

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How vitamin e capsule is effective to increase fairness?

Vitamin E is a: Good nutrient for skin health. If your word "fairness" means will it lighten the skin, the answer is no. Be neat, clean, and treat others as you wish to be treated. This is more attractive than other qualities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that vitamin E can only be taken for 3 months?

Is it really the case that vitamin E can only be taken for 3 months?

No: Where did you hear that? I have certainly never heard it. By definition vitamins are essential nutrients that we need to take every day. It is important to take natural e with mixed tocopherols. Avoid synthetic e, which appears to be hazardous. For more on the benefits of vit. E see http://www. Healthy. Net/scr/article. Aspx? Id=557. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E oil go bad?

Yes it can: Being a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin e can go rancid. ...Read more

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Can vitamin E help our skin?

Can vitamin E help our skin?

Yes: There are few vitamins that can help the skin heal. They are not well studied but its worth trying to help if you have skin problems: vitamin d, b, e, fish oil (not great if you have oily skin but good for dry skin) and zinc. ...Read more

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Does 100 vitamin E oil really expire?

Vit E: Some oils, even the oils we use in cooking, can become rancid if too old. Best to check the dates of expiration on all oil products, including vitamins e, flaxseed oil, and the omega 3's. ...Read more

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Granuloma annulae can vitamin E help?

Granuloma annulae can vitamin E help?

Perhaps: Some small studies have suggested that vitamin E 400 IU can help improve granuloma annulare. Vitamin D may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use expired vitamin E oil?

Just not as effectiv: All chemical compounds deteriorate with time and become less potent. Generally, medications have a predicted effective-shelf-life. Fortunately meds often don't spoil, but can become less and less effective being left in cabinet too long after expiring. So, it may not be bad to take, but it may not have as much therapeutic value if expired too long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can taking vitamin E oil do for you?

Nothing!: I would avoid anything focussed on vitamin-e...It is not required for good health. It actually might be harmful! ...Read more

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Is vitamin E is absorbed by cell or skin??

There are skin: Cells. These absorb vitamin E and other things (good or bad) that are put on the skin. These products also go into the blood stream. You can apply vitamin E oil to the skin and take it as a capsule also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can vitamin E really that good for your skin?

Not necessarily: Vit e can cause bruising and bleeding so we recomend stoppingit before any procedures such as an ablative or invasive procedure. Vit d can help reduce hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Someone once said they used vitamin E for their skin?

Someone once said they used vitamin E for their skin?

Lots of people...: ...Say that; but unfortunately there is no credible evidence that it does anything beneficial. ...Read more

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Can Vitamin E oil be prepared from evion Vit E capsule?

Can Vitamin E oil be prepared from evion Vit E capsule?

Yes.: Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a fat-soluable nutrient and antioxidant. It is naturally oily which is what makes it fat-soluable. Thus, yes Vit E oil can be prepared in part from Vit E capsules. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 2 kinds of vitamin in one day, vitamin E a.D c?

Yes But: Do not over do it. Vitamins are a supplement and should not be taken in large doses (tens of thousands of units) as some can be harmful in large doses. Be smart and take the recommended doses. Some vitamins should be taken with food some not so do your research. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Isaacs
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Atrophic Vaginitis (Definition)

The vaginal mucosa is sensitive to estrogen, so when estrogen levels drop after menopause the tissue thins out, becoming more fragile, sensitive, and dry. This symptomatic vaginal atrophy is referred to as atrophic vaginitis although it is ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more