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How common is it for somebody to get vaginal atrophy?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree

In brief: Common at menopause

The vagina requires estrogen to stay healthy.
At menopause the estrogen levels decrease and vaginal atrophy begins to develop. It is easily treated with estrogen replacement - sometimes with oral medication and sometimes with vaginal medication, and sometimes with both routes.

In brief: Common at menopause

The vagina requires estrogen to stay healthy.
At menopause the estrogen levels decrease and vaginal atrophy begins to develop. It is easily treated with estrogen replacement - sometimes with oral medication and sometimes with vaginal medication, and sometimes with both routes.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Another cause is having both ovaries removed prior to menopause,ie. with a hysterctomy and bilateral removal of the ovaries. This can put you in a sugically caused menopause at a much younger age.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

After menopause, if not using estrogen supplements.
Very uncommon before menopause. Occasionally seen in young patients taking birth control pills.

In brief: Very common

After menopause, if not using estrogen supplements.
Very uncommon before menopause. Occasionally seen in young patients taking birth control pills.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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