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About Vaginal Dryness

Common Causes

Aside from estrogen loss, vaginal dryness can be caused or worsened by:

Medical

Medical

  • Decongestants and antihistamines
  • Some antidepressants
  • Radiotherapy/chemotherapy
  • Surgical removal of the ovaries
Lifestyle

Lifestyle

  • Severe stress
  • Intense or strenuous exercise
  • Smoking

Symptoms of Vaginal Dryness

  • Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse is often how vaginal dryness presents
  • Can cause other acute or chronic vaginal symptoms, including:
Irritation

Irritation

Itching

Itching

Burning

Burning

Aching

Aching

Patient Types

The majority of women will experience vaginal dryness, which may develop:

  • Postpartum, during menopause, and postmenopause due to decreased estrogen in the body
  • Cyclically from fluctuating hormone levels

Patient Types

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