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Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
There are many changes in the body that occur after a woman stops menstruating. A woman has lower levels of estrogen present in her body after menopause. When estrogen is abundant, it keeps the vaginal lining soft and moist. After menopause, women often experience vaginal dryness and irritation. Intercourse may be uncomfortable for this reason.
This dryness and irritation can usually be treated with over-the-counter lubricants such as Replens or K-Y Vaginal Moisturizer. If over-the-counter lubricant treatment is not effective your doctor may prescribe other treatments, including estrogen cream.
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- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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