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Vaginal dryness is particularly common during the menopause transition and in years that follow menopause. The average age for menopause is 51. During the menopause transition, within two or three years of a woman's decrease in estrogen levels, about one out of every five women experiences vaginal dryness. In later years, as many as one out of every two women notices vaginal dryness.
Vaginal dryness can also occur when a woman has both ovaries surgically removed. The reason is that this surgery can cause a woman to enter menopause.
Have you entered menopause (either recently or in the past)?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- 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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