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Find out what can cause vaginal dryness and how our gynecologists can help.
Most women, at some point during their lifetime, will experience vaginal dryness. Of course, if this is an issue that has been occurring regularly, it may have you a bit concerned. What’s going on and how can our Englewood, CO, gynecologists help you effectively treat this issue? Read on to find out!
Causes of Vaginal Dryness
The common cause of vaginal dryness is menopause. In fact, it’s one of the most common complaints we hear from women going through menopause. The drop in estrogen can be to blame, as well as the fact that the vaginal walls are thinning as a result of age. You may also experience vaginal dryness due to,
- Certain medication (e.g. allergy or cold medications; antidepressants)
- Autoimmune disorders
- Lack of foreplay before sex
Along with vaginal dryness, some women also experience other uncomfortable symptoms such as pain with intercourse, itching, or burning.
Seeing an OBGYN
If you are dealing with vaginal dryness or other symptoms, it’s worth calling our Englewood, CO, OBGYN to make sure that there isn’t something more going on. After all, itching or burning can also be symptoms of an infection. During your checkup, we will perform a pelvic exam to check for signs of an infection.
If you’ve been dealing with vaginal dryness for a while and over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers aren’t providing you with relief, it’s time to give us a call. It’s also important that you do not douche or use scented products like soaps or bubble bath, which can irritate the vagina and make symptoms worse.
Treating Vaginal Dryness
The treatment plan we create for you will depend on the cause of your vaginal dryness. For example, menopausal women will often benefit from estrogen therapy. Estrogen can come in the form of a vaginal ring or medication in either oral or cream forms.
There are also natural supplements that could improve vaginal lubrication. Some of these supplements include,
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D
We can also provide a strong vaginal lubricant to improve symptoms when over-the-counter moisturizers aren’t enough.
Here at South Metro Obstetrics and Gynecology in Englewood, CO, we pride ourselves on offering the very best OBGYN services. No matter whether you are dealing with vaginal dryness, need to schedule your annual exam, or want to discuss your birth control options, we are here to provide you with the quality care you are looking for.
Contact us today at (303) 788-7888!