Vaginal Dryness & Atrophy

Overcome Vaginal Discomfort

Vaginal Discomfort Can Be a Thing of the Past

Most women experience vaginal dryness (atrophic vaginitis) or discomfort as they approach menopause. These symptoms may also affect women who have experience breast cancer treatment. You may have felt pain during vaginal sex or become prone to bladder infections. The term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) describes the symptoms, including those mentioned above, caused by lower estrogen levels after menopause.

At this stage of a woman’s life, the layers of the vaginal cell lining becomes thin. With the loss of its natural secretion and elasticity, the vagina shortens and narrows. This change can lead to vaginal dryness, discharge, itching, or bleeding and tearing during intercourse. The vaginal canal also becomes less resistant to bacteria, leading to recurrent bladder infections.

Aside from the physical effects of GSM, many women have noted that these symptoms resulted in decreased sexuality, satisfaction in marriage, and self-esteem.

50% of postmenopausal women in the United States report that vaginal atrophy has affected their quality of life. Don’t let it affect yours any longer. Come to Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health. Rather than messy creams or ongoing medication, we offer multiple procedure options to address and resolve your symptoms.

Possible Treatments for Vaginal Dryness or Atrophy

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Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy May Include:

  • Vaginal dryness, burning or itching
  • Minimal vaginal discharge
  • Urgency or burning with urination
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Bleeding resulting from intercourse
  • Decreased vaginal lubrication during sex
  • Tightening of the vaginal canal

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