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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

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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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 Bartholin's 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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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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Can vaginal dryness cause you to see the vaginal walls at introits?

Can vaginal dryness cause you to see the vaginal walls at introits?

Not exactly: May be the dryness related to tissue relaxation which may make the wall prolapsed out a bit to show at introits ...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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Does the nuvaring cause vaginal dryness?

Does the nuvaring cause vaginal dryness?

NuvaRing and dryness: The answer is no! Please check with your health care provider for any infections you may have causing this symptom. ...Read more

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What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

What might cause vaginal dryness besides menopause?

Low estrogen: Any low estrogen situations, such as postpartum and nursing or treatment with Lupron (leuprolide) or depo-provera can cause vaginal dryness. The vagina might also feel dry during sex if there is not enough foreplay to stimulate arousal and lubrication. ...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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Can Diane 35 cause vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness: Generally not because estrogens in fact is actually used to treat vaginal dryness. It won;t hurt to touch base with your OB-GYN ...Read more

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What caused vaginal dryness in women and how can it be prevented?

What caused vaginal dryness in women and how can it be prevented?

Fear & many other: Issues. As complex Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, mind/brain control is dominant over body behavior. Very much including autonomic nervous & endocrine controls of body responses starting far before birth & continuing throughout life. People/Docs typically focus most on body response issues; easier to categorize & mass market approaches. But issues complex & subconscious emotions largely dominant. ...Read more

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Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

Could taking anti-histamines cause vaginal dryness? Can this condition be treated

Yes, it can.: Antihistamines can cause mucosal dryness including vaginal dryness. You can half your current dose of antihistamine to see if it continues to give you the anti-histamine benefit without giving you the side effect since the effect is dose dependant. ...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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Can vaginal dryness cause someone health problems?

Can vaginal dryness cause someone health problems?

No: Vaginal dryness does not cause other problems. It is a common symptom of menopause and breastfeeding. It can sometimes be treated with vaginal estrogen if lubricants are not enough. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can cause vaginal dryness?

Can anyone tell me what can cause vaginal dryness?

Glands: The glands in the vagina not producing secretions causes vaginal dryness. Lack of hormones (estrogens) in menopause or emotional stress'lack of arousal in women before menopause can cause the glands to not produce secretions. ...Read more

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Is vaginal dryness a symptom of a prolapse? Will a prolapse cause vaginal dryness?

No and Yes: No vaginal dryness is not a primary symptom of uterine prolapse as the descent of the uterus most be noted and documented by a M by exam. Yes, second and especially third degree prolapse often is associated as a secondary factor with vaginal dryness as the uterus is almost at the vaginal opening or outside it and air does get into the vagina during physical or strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Could Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause vaginal dryness?

Could Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause vaginal dryness?

Yes: One of the possible side effects of progesterone only devices like Depo Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) is vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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Please explain why does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause vaginal dryness?

Please explain why does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause vaginal dryness?

Low estrogen: The Depo-Provera shot lowers your estrogen level, causing vaginal dryness. The lower estrogen level also causes bone density loss, and sometimes abnormal bleeding because the uterine lining becomes thin. You could ask your doctor for an estrogen vaginal cream for the dryness. ...Read more

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Extreme vaginal dryness in 21 year old. Painful intercourse even when fully aroused and using lube. Cause of vaginal dryness?

Extreme vaginal dryness in 21 year old. Painful intercourse even when fully aroused and using lube. Cause of vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness: A lack of vaginal lubricity can be due to a thinning vaginal lining (epithelium) caused by low levels of estrogen hormone. A GYN MD can do a maturation index on a vaginal sample and determine the lack of impact of estrogen on those epithelial cells. Without a multi-folded (rugated)/crypted vagina, moisture will not be forthcoming. This is common in post menopausal women, but not your age. See MD. ...Read more

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Can vaginal dryness cause reoccurring yeast infections...Had this problem for years but symptoms go away if I regularly masturbate?

Can vaginal dryness cause reoccurring yeast infections...Had this problem for years but symptoms go away if I regularly masturbate?

See answer: As vaginal tissues become drier they lose the acidic protection of the natural lubricant and vaginal environment less effective at fighting infections making yeast infections and utis more likely. Most common in post-menopausal women, much less at age 21. In younger women, cause (s) less obvious. Common in diabetics. Unaware of any scientific validation of masturbation preventing but interesting. ...Read more

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Can oxybutin cause urethra burning and vaginal dryness? I notice since I started taking it is hurt with sexual activity as well. Feel very dry/itchy.

Can oxybutin cause urethra burning and vaginal dryness? I notice since I started taking it is hurt with sexual activity as well. Feel very dry/itchy.

Let your dr know: Dryness of the mouth is common with oxybutin, and you don't want to get dehydrated. If your mucous membranes are dry, and you are complaining of itching, it may be leading to your symptoms of vaginal dryness too, but this can't be confirmed without seeing your doctor first. S/he may need to adjust the dose, or switch to something else altogether. Do hydrate well while taking it. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause vaginal dryness?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause vaginal dryness?

Yes: It can cause dryness of all mucus membranes. If that is the case you may wish to get a lubricant. Do not use vaseline. Best wishes. ...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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Can Acyclovir cause excessive vaginal dryness? Or problems within the vagina... Vag has been super dry, irritated, sore, & burning lately

Can Acyclovir cause excessive vaginal dryness? Or problems within the vagina... Vag has been super dry, irritated, sore, & burning lately

Vaginal dryness: Vaginal dryness is generally not caused by Acyclovir and if irritated, sore and burning as you describe a vaginal infection is the more likely cause. ...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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