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Atrophic Vaginitis

Information about Atrophic vaginitis

We Have to Know about the Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Changes of the vagina that develops when there is a significant decrease in levels of the female hormone estrogen

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Inflammation of the vaginal wall?

Causes of Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Menopause
  • Breastfeeding
  • Surgical removal of ovaries
  • Premature Menopause
  • decreased estrogen production
  • decreased lactic acid and glycogen
  • Increase of pH

Do’s and Don’ts Atrophic Vaginitis

Signs & Symptoms Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itch or a burning sensation
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • changes in quantity and quality of secretions
  • ulcerations and bleeding tendencies with minor trauma
  • shorting ana narrowing of the vaginal wall

Medical advice for Atrophic Vaginitis

  • If you experience any vaginal bleeding, vaginal dryness, burning or itching, or if painful sexual intercourse

Risk factors for Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Cancer survivors-previous or ongoing treatment
  • Antihistamines are common offenders
  • Old age
  • Hypertension, hypercholesteremia

Treatment for Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Local Estrogen therapy

Self-care for Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Keeping the vaginaal area clean and dry
  • avoid using soap just rinse with water

Investigations for Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Pelvic examination
  • Pap Test
Causes of Atrophic Vaginitis
         Causes of Atrophic Vaginitis