Vaginal Dryness and Itching

Vaginal dryness can cause painful intercourse and persistent pelvic pain, among other symptoms. While it’s more common in menopausal women, it also affects younger women. Low estrogen can contribute to dryness. A thorough examination with one of our experts at SouthWest Urology will ensure the correct diagnosis is made and less common, but more serious, conditions are not missed. We will help you determine the best course of treatment.

Vaginal dryness can result from:
  • Menopause
  • Breastfeeding and childbirth
  • Birth control pills
  • Cancer treatments including chemotherapy and hormonal therapy
  • Diabetes
  • Medications, including anti-estrogen medications (treating uterine fibroids or endometriosis), certain antidepressants and antihistamines (treating itchy eyes and runny noses)
  • Removal of the ovaries
  • Sjogren’s syndrome (an autoimmune disorder that can cause dryness throughout the body)

Some common conditions this symptom is linked to include:

Pelvic Prolapse

Sexual Health

Contact SouthWest Urology if you or a loved one are experiencing any of the symptoms listed on this page. Our team will make every effort to see you right away and get a diagnosis as soon as possible.

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