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Is a problem for me and yes, I have gone through the menopause, I just wonder what I can do about it. As at the moment intercourse is painful, not that I'm having any on a regular basis and do suffer irritation due to the dryness.

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Vaginal dryness due to peri-menopause or menopause is a very common feature and a source of distress for many women. This is due to this lack of oestrogen production from the ovaries due to the loss of sensitivity to hormonal regulation from the brain centres (hypothalamus and pituitary glands) over time. Lack of oestrogen production in the ovaries in turn decreases the amount of vaginal secretion of lining and secretion, leading to vaginal dryness and complications such as atrophic vaginitis (itch, discharge).

 

Typically vaginal oestrogen creams can be very helpful. If any superinfections take place (thrush being the most common), oral antifungals can be also useful. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is another option but this may have inherent side effects such as increasing cardiovascular risks and endometrial growth. I would talk to my local GP with regards to the best course of action as every situation can be different.

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