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   Vaginal Dryness
 
Definition:
Not properly lubricated vagina
 
Medical terms related to vaginal dryness :
Dry Vagina
 
Common causes of vaginal dryness: 
o Reduced estrogen levels as in:
Menopause or perimenopause
Childbirth
Breast-feeding
Surgical removal of your ovaries
Immune disorders
Cigarette smoking

o Medications (Allergy and cold medications, antidepressants)
o
Douching:
The process of cleansing your vagina with a liquid preparation (douching) disrupts the normal chemical balance in your vagina and can cause inflammation (vaginitis). This may cause your vagina to feel dry or irritated.

Other Causes of vaginal dryness:
o Hypothyroidism
o Radiation therapy
o Chemotherapy
o S
jogren's Syndrome (Sicca syndrome):
A chronic autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack the moisture-producing glands. The hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, but it is a systemic disease, affecting many organs and may cause fatigue.

 

Medications for vaginal dryness may include: 
o Conjugated Estrogen (Premarin)
o Estropipate (Ogen)
o Estradiol, Estrace, Climara, Estraderm
o Estrogens Conjugated Synthetic, Cenestin
o Estrogens (Conjugated) And Medroxyprogesterone
   
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