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Vaginal dryness and menopause

The menopause can cause you to have a dry vagina


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  • Julie Scribner's photo avatar
    Julie Scribner — 18.02.2018 00:03
    I am having major sweats and pain during intercourse. Please Help


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      Eileen Durward — 19.02.2018 13:13
      Hello Julie, These symptoms are common due to the fall in oestrogen levels during the menopause. I hope the information on this page is helpful. You could try Sage to tackle hot flushes or sweats. Be aware of your caffeine intake or high sugar foods. Try to drink plenty of plain water through the day, as dehydration can be a culprit. However, do get any vaginal pain or other symptoms checked out by the doctor in case this is a sign of an infection. Ask the GP to test for low thyroid low Vit D or low iron as these can cause similar symptoms to the menopausal ones. Let me know how you get on.


  • Stella Hopkins's photo avatar
    Stella Hopkins — 19.01.2018 15:17
    Could use some help with postmenopausal symptoms


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 22.01.2018 13:43
      Hi Stella What symptoms are you experiencing?


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      Stella Hopkins — 22.01.2018 19:15
      Intermittent dry vagina opening which also affects all the skin in the area and I also have period-like pains in abdomen. I use Vagifem a couple if times a month and also aqueous cream as needed over the area


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      eileen — 24.01.2018 12:25
      Hi Stella You may find a Sea Buckthorn Oil Capsule can be of benefit for this see for more info. Remember to drink lots of water as dehydration can be a big factor too! If you are getting period-like pains more than a year after your periods have stopped it is best to check with your doctor first.


  • Pamela McEwen's photo avatar
    Pamela McEwen — 13.07.2017 01:12
    I need something to use for vagina dryness that does not contain estrogen


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 13.07.2017 13:09
      Hi Pamela You could check out a combination of Sea Buckthorn Oil Capsules and a vaginal probiotic, these are often helpful for vaginal dryness. Vaginal probiotics are different to digestive ones, a company called Optibac do one.


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