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Vaginal Problems: Symptoms


Low levels of estrogen due to the menopause often cause changes in the vagina and bladder, which can cause discomfort and urinary problems. Vaginal dryness can be helped by vaginal lubricants and moisturizers, and the underlying estrogen deficiency changes can be cured with vaginal estrogen which is effective and safe.

Symptoms include:

  • Vaginal dryness before/during sex
  • Vaginal discomfort
  • Pain during sex
  • Vaginal itching and/or burning
  • Itching or irritation on the outer lips
  • Frequent or re-occurring vaginal or urinary infections
  • Thrush-like symptoms
  • Lack of bladder control

Useful link: Sexual Health & Menopause (from menopause.org)

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Page last updated: 16 September 2013

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