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Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is dryness seen in the vaginal region. It is commonly found in women as a symptom of menopause. It is caused due to drop in estrogen hormone levels in women.

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I have a painful, itchy, vaginal discharge with a whitish discoloration of the vagina. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an itchy, vaginal discharge a while ago. When I scratched or rubbed it, it started to swell. I got my period later which was followed by dryness, pain, and pinkish skin. After my period got over, it is dry and I could feel my skin cracking, the skin around the vagina is painful t...  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. This is due to vaginal infection with bacteria most probably superadded with fungal infection. You have to maintain hygiene and use cotton clothes, avoid usage of public toilets, and use an antibacterial, and antifungal ointment. You ha...  Read Full »

My vagina was extremely dry on the day of ovulation, and I experienced abdominal pain along with breast discomfort after ovulation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, On the day of ovulation, I noticed that my vagina was extremely dry and had no discharge. On the fourth day after ovulation, I am experiencing slightly lower abdominal aches and milder breast discomfort. Is this normal, or is there something wrong? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The menstrual cycle can be impacted by stress, anxiety, overwork, change in surroundings, sleep patterns, drugs, sickness, contraceptives, etc. Check on these. If you have been monitored on a regular cycle, see how ...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal dryness and foul-smelling urine since a few days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had vaginal dryness and foul-smelling urine for a few days. Also, there is irritation in the vaginal area. There was lubrication during masturbation or intercourse, but now I feel dry and itchy. I have PCOD (Poly-cystic Ovarian Disease) and irregular periods. Also, I am overweig...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Dryness around the vaginal area could be due to low hormonal levels. Normally, your vaginal lining is lubricated with fluid that helps keep it moist. Vaginal dryness can result from the following: Birth control pills or any form of hormonal b...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing vaginal dryness for the past few days while I am breastfeeding my baby. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a breastfeeding mother. I have been experiencing vaginal dryness for the past few days. When I have sex with my husband, the sperms always pour out. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Breastfeeding can cause a decrease in estrogen levels, which can lead to vaginal dryness. This is a common side effect and can be managed with lubrication during sexual intercourse. It is also important to communi...  Read Full »

I have irritation on my inner vaginal lips, tiny bumps, and dryness. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of irritation on the inner lips near my vagina, it feels like cuts almost, and I believe it is due to sex. I can see the tiniest bumps on my inner lips as well, but I am not sure if those are just vaginal glands. What could be the cause of vaginal dryness?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be minor vaginal trauma, injury during sex, sexually transmitted infection, pelvic infection, infective lesion, abscess, or wart. Take one high vaginal swab to check for any infection or infective organism. Observe for any local bleeding in case of trauma. I...  Read Full »

I had bleeding after sex. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in a long-distance relationship and did not have sex for the last two months. My partner and I are together again and have started having sex. On the first day, I had mild pain but no bleeding; on the second day of sex, I had mild bleeding. Today is the third day, and I had spot...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. There are many causes of bleeding or spotting post-sexual intercourse. They are: Pelvic infection or a sexually transmitted disease. Vaginal dryness due to reduced vaginal secretions. Vaginal tears due to dryne...  Read Full »

I have dry and itchy vagina with a recurring vaginitis and vaginal infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dry vagina with itching, a recurrence of vaginitis, and a vaginal infection in the same month. Even though I had not engaged in any sexual activity this month, I had a thick white discharge at first. After one tablet of Fluconazole 150 mg, the discharge has stopped, but I can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. After going through the history and the image provided from your end (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), it is vulvovaginal candidiasis, a fungal infection in the vaginal and private area. It is comm...  Read Full »

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