Vaginal dryness

Specialty of Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaginal dryness occurs due to a decrease on the levels of oestrogen hormones that keep lubricated the vagina and prevents any kind of pathology. When oestrogen levels are low, the vaginal lining shrinks and thickens impeding lubrication. The causes of this condition may be different: menopause, treatments for breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or infertility, severe stress or depression, among others. There are different treatments for vaginal dryness and it is important to contact a specialist when there are symptoms like vaginal dryness or soreness, burning, itching or pain during sex, in order to avoid this disease getting worse.

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