Dryness Of Vagina

Dryness of vagina results from low levels of the hormone estrogen, which can be seen after menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding, chemotherapy, and while taking anti-estrogen drugs. Vaginal dryness affects a woman's sex life.

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After intercourse, I got a thick liquid with blood. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female. I had unprotected intercourse with my boyfriend last night. Is this safe? Every time after fingering, I had some bleeding. After intercourse, I got a thick liquid with blood. Is this normal? Kindly help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If you are not sure whether your boyfriend has any sexually transmitted infection, you can do these tests to rule it out. You can do TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination), herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 IgG (immunoglobulin G), her...  Read Full »

Why is my vagina dry and sore after using sanitary pads?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Two weeks ago, after I finished my periods, I notice my vagina was irritated. This happened before when using sanitary napkins and took about two weeks to go. My vagina is sore and dry, but I noticed it hurting when I have intercourse with my boyfriend. The itchi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Just after the menstrual period, your vaginal mucosa is more friable, and it is not as much lubricant. So in that situation, you or your partner can use Lignocaine 2% jelly as a lubricating agent. It will provide a better experience, and you will not get pain during...  Read Full »

Why did I have severe pain when I tried to have sex after a gap of six months?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my husband did not have sex for more than six months. Before few days, we tried to have sex. My vagina got hurt. He did not ejaculate inside. On the next day, I started to have a brown discharge and small tiny blood clots ranging from red to brown came out from my vagina with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from a dry vagina. It occurs due to some reasons. Please mention whether you had pain in your vagina in your previous cycles. Please mention in detail about your periods. Please mention the amount of bleeding present in your periods. Please mention whe...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal pain during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, What could be the reason for vaginal pain during periods? It happens for a few minutes when the periods start and sometimes on and off on the second and third day. It is happening for many years. My periods are regular. My sonography is normal. I experience a lot of vaginal dryness and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your sonography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is normal although it has a different name over it and not a recent one. Pain during menses is common, and it is called as dysmenorrhea. It is due to uterine contraction to expel blood ou...  Read Full »

Why am I having spotting even after getting a hysterectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am spotting for the past three days. I had complete hysterectomy about 23 years ago and I am not sexually active. Why am I spotting? Should I be concerned? I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin and Lipitor.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this is a postmenopausal bleeding and definitely needs a consultation. As you had a total hysterectomy, I presume it could be due to atrophic vaginitis. This can occur when your dry vagina gets torn following any kind of friction. I suggest you to stop sex for a few ...  Read Full »

Please advise on estradiol levels in a healthy woman.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has a normal regular menstrual cycle and her age is 35. I am attaching the estradiol (E2) hormone report of my wife. The blood serum sample was taken on the 23rd day of her menstrual cycle. The estradiol (E2) level is 179.48 pg/mL. We have been married since 3 years and have a 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two major types of estrogen, the female sex hormone. They are estradiol and estrone. In younger woman, the first one is in abundant quantity and the second one is in less. And near menopause, the level just reverses. It means there is more production of es...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal dryness and itchy vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS and suddenly I am having vaginal dryness and a bit of itching especially at night. I have tried all homemade remedies for my periods but I did not get it. What should I do now? And this vaginal dryness is literally making me feel irritated. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I like to inform you that PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) could be an underlying cause for vaginal dryness due to hormonal imbalance caused by PCOS itself. Secondly, itching is probably the result of vaginal dryness rather than anything else. In case ...  Read Full »

I never got my periods and it is painful to have sex. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I never got my periods and it hurts too much to have sex.  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history that you have posted, I believe that you are suffering from a dry vagina due to some reasons. You should get evaluated because you are 20 years old and it is high time that you should start menstruating. Maybe ovaries are not optimally working and hormo...  Read Full »

I experience pain during sex with vaginal dryness and low sex drive. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced pain during penetration in the past, but for the past six months, sex has become such a painful experience for me. I no longer enjoy it and I have a nonexistent sex drive. I have no sex drive at all, and I no longer enjoy sex and it has become so painful. I also te...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having vaginismus is just like having any other medical problem. The only difference is not many people talk about vaginismus. Not able to have sex can be emotionally exhausting and mentally disturbing but the good thing is that it is a completely curable condition. T...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal dryness and pain following a UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was suffering from UTI and followed by vaginal dryness. Right now, I feel occasional sharp pain in my vagina, which subsides after a while. Also, I am getting pain during intercourse. I wanted to know the ways to treat this vaginal dryness. I had urine and culture t...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain can be due to cystitis or recurrence of UTI (urinary tract infection). UTI will not cause vaginal dryness. It indicates inadequate exposure to estrogen (hormone), which can be due to many causes. Regarding dryness and pain during intercourse, it can be reduce...  Read Full »

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