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Need advice on vagina dryness especially during sex what’s the best thing to use and should I go to the doctors for help

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  • MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 430 Menopause Nurse Practitioner

    @Harris1

    Good morning, thank you for posting on this very common menopausal issue.

    If you are having menopausal symptoms then the most common cause of dryness is due to lack of Oestrogen. Many women have dryness, itch, soreness and sex can be really uncomfortable or impossible.

    After your GP has asked you some questions and are happy there is no other cause; vaginal oestrogen in a pessary, cream or ring can really help.

    I prescribe this regularly and it can make a huge difference!

    There are some vaginal moisturisers and lubricants that can really help too. Some can make the problem worse; others better. If you wanted to know more about this, please DM me on here and we'll chat some more.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.

    Best wishes

    Diane Porterfield Bourne.

  • MonicaMMonicaM Posts: 337 ✭✭✭

    @Harris1


    Hello and welcome to the forum. Yes, vaginal dryness is definitely a common side effect for a lot of women. I am not a medical expert as the nurse and doctor on our forum. But personally for myself I use Astroglide and that has been very effective for me and seems to be working.

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