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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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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

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

Query: I have a gynaecological issue. My husband and I haven't had intercourse for more than 6 months. A few days back when we tried to have one, it hurt a lot and he withdrew. He didn't ejaculate inside. The very next day I had a brown discharge and since then tiny blood clots ranging from red to brown ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Hope you are doing well. From the history that you have posted -I believe that you may be suffering from a dry vagina due to some reasons. 1.Were you experiencing pain during cycles previously? 2.How are your periods now-interval and amount of bleed-normal or reduced? 3.Are you breast feeding?...  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

Psychiatrist

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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Childbirth Educator, Infertility Specialist

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 »

I am not getting wet during intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sexual issue. I do not get wet. The vagina is moist initially, but as it is exposed to air and when foreplay increases, it gets drier. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be due to stress or anxiety, so relax and do exercise. However, to exclude other causes, you need to do some blood tests like hemoglobin, total count, differential count, postprandial sugar, prolactin and thyroid stimulating hormone. If you are taking any me...  Read Full »

Can Pcos Cause Vaginal Dryness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have history of PCOS and hypothyroid from last year. I also have a history of swollen pituitary gland, but it is normal now. I am only taking a 100 mcg pill for thyroid. My problem is that whenever I indulge in sex with my boyfriend, we are able to have int...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although there are multiple reasons for vaginal dryness, the most common among them is deficiency of estrogen, a female hormone. This is possible in your case due to presence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which alters the hormonal profile. I will recommend two th...  Read Full »

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