Vaginal dryness/discomfort/painful sex?
I wanted to ask how many of you going through the menopause have any vaginal dryness, itch, soreness?
The lack of Oestrogen can have a real impact on the vagina, vulva and the whole pelvic floor. Incontinence is more common, having urgency, suspected urine infections, are conditions I see a lot in clinical practice.
Many women come to see me with what they think is a urine infection but in many cases once I ask a few more questions realise they have vaginal dryness and problems associated with lack of Oestrogen to the vagina.
Sex can become really uncomfortable and sometimes women can bleed a little as skin can split..This can have a huge impact on your relationships and sex life.
Does this sound familiar? Would you like to post messages? Discuss?
Please feel free to ask any questions.... because in my experience many women don't talk about this unless I ask the questions directly.
I am looking forward to helping answer your questions and hearing your thoughts.