Vaginal atrophy Symptoms Causes Treatments

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Vaginal atrophy Common problem for women during and after menstrual cycles or menopausal. Thinning and inflammation of vaginal walls due to a decline of estrogen.

Vaginal atrophy Symptoms

Vaginal atrophy
Vaginal atrophy
  • Itching around the opening and the lower part of the vagina
  • Burning
  • Soreness
  • Pain or light bleed with intercourse
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Discomfort with intercourse
  • Shortening and tightening of the vaginal course

Causes

  • drop in estrogen levels takes place
  • After menopause
  • After surgical removal of both the ovaries
  • After pelvic radiation therapy
  • After chemotherapy for cancer
  • During breast feeding

Risk factors

  • No vaginal births
  • No sexual activity

Complications

  • Vaginal infections
  • Urinary problems

Test and diagnosis

  • Pelvic exam
  • Urine test
  • Acid balance test : this test involves taking a sample  of vaginal fluids

Treatment and drugs : any medication that is taken for this disease should be taken under the prescription of doctor

  • Try using the vaginal moisturizer than lubricant because vaginal moisture restores some moisture to your vaginal area.
  • Use a water based lubricant , which don’t contain glycerin because some women may undergo burning and irritation.

Life style modifications and home remedies

  • Regular sexual activity , either with or without a partner may help to prevent vaginal atrophy.
  • Sexual activity prevents blood flow which helps keeping vaginal tissue healthy.

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