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What leads to postmenopausal women getting cervicitis?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
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In brief: PM

I think you mean vaginitis.
Lack of estrogen and thinning of vaginal wall.

In brief: PM

I think you mean vaginitis.
Lack of estrogen and thinning of vaginal wall.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Lack of protection

After menopause the volume of protective secretions by the cervix and vagina diminish which is the first line of defense for bacterial "invaders".
Use of feminine products/douches & soaps can exacerbate the risk of cervicitis. Local GYN MD prescribed estrogen cream can help if the vagina is dry and the epithelium thin to minimize recurrences.

In brief: Lack of protection

After menopause the volume of protective secretions by the cervix and vagina diminish which is the first line of defense for bacterial "invaders".
Use of feminine products/douches & soaps can exacerbate the risk of cervicitis. Local GYN MD prescribed estrogen cream can help if the vagina is dry and the epithelium thin to minimize recurrences.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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