vaginal dryness

Specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Vaginal dryness occurs due to decreased estrogen hormones that maintain tissue lubricated vagina and prevent any kind of pathology. When estrogen levels are reduced, the vaginal tissue shrinks and thickens hindering lubrication. The causes of this condition may be different: menopause, treatments for breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or infertility, severe stress or depression, among others. There are different treatments for vaginal dryness, it is still important to contact a specialist to avoid a worsening of this disease when we present symptoms like vaginal dryness or soreness, burning, itching or pain during sex.

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