Vaginal dryness is extremely common, affecting up to 80 percent of women in menopause. Other women may experience it with breastfeeding, from hormonal birth control, at certain times during their cycle, or as the result of certain medications. The primary cause is the lack of estrogen, which means there’s less lubrication in the vaginal area. Tissues become thinner, drier, less elastic and more susceptible to tearing. For many women, lubricants and moisturizers are enough to replace the missing moisture. Other women may do better with topical hormonal creams, while others may choose a non-hormonal treatment like the Mona Lisa Touch laser.
You can also speak with one of our GYN Providers about vaginal dryness in a telemedicine appointment. Our GYNs are menopause specialists that can work with you to provide medical based interventions to combat your symptoms.