Raj K. Syal, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Jenna A. Everson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Holly Westmoreland, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Kellyn Rielly D.O.   
    • 13 NOV 15
    It’s OK to Talk About Vaginal Dryness

    It’s OK to Talk About Vaginal Dryness

    Vaginal dryness

    Even modern women are often shy when they experience a personal health issue. As vaginal dryness can occur for a variety of reasons, and cause numerous problems, your first step should be to discuss it with your doctor. As many women experience this issue, you do not need to feel embarrassed. Your doctor understands, and is ready to help.

    What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

    For many women, the cause is as normal as hormonal changes. Hormonal changes most often occur during pregnancy, and during the menopausal stage.

    Some medications can cause dryness. Some examples include cold medications and allergy medications.

    Various irritants can result in dryness. You may be allergic to the soap you are using, or the chemicals in your laundry detergent.

    Anxiety and stress can affect vaginal lubrication, too. There may be a minor or major psychological cause for your problem.

    While these are some of the most common causes, you should not attempt to diagnose yourself. Only your physician can evaluate your particular situation, determine what is causing the dryness, and recommend treatment that is right for you.

    Why You Need To Address Vaginal Dryness

    If you are experience dryness, do not wait and hope it will disappear by itself. While it is easily treated in most instances, there is also the possibility of an underlying medical problem.

    You do not have to suffer in silence. It can affect your sexual relationship with your partner, and it can also affect your everyday life. Dryness can be accompanied by itching or burning that can make you extremely uncomfortable.

    Women today never need to feel embarrassed over talking to their doctors about personal health issues. As vaginal dryness is so common, your doctor has helped many other patients with this issue before. All you need to do is make an appointment and ask for help.