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Is it normal to have dryness after menopause?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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In brief: Absolutely!
One of the more common and aggravating problems after menopause are vaginal changes.
Decreased estrogen causes dryness and thinning of the vaginal skin. The muscles can also get weak. Symptoms a dryness, sometimes itching, pain with sex and even urinary incontinence. Lubricants can help. Topical estrogen is also appropriate if symptoms are especially annoying. Good luck.

In brief: Absolutely!
One of the more common and aggravating problems after menopause are vaginal changes.
Decreased estrogen causes dryness and thinning of the vaginal skin. The muscles can also get weak. Symptoms a dryness, sometimes itching, pain with sex and even urinary incontinence. Lubricants can help. Topical estrogen is also appropriate if symptoms are especially annoying. Good luck.
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