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Atrophic Vaginitis

Atrophic vaginitis is a disorder which occurs in most women after menopause. After the body loses estrogen, the nature of the vaginal walls can change and become dry, thin, and inflamed. Many women do not seek treatment due to embarrassment; however, atrophic vaginitis can affect the quality of one’s life if left untreated.

Symptoms can include:

  • vaginal dryness
  • pain during intercourse
  • frequent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • irritation when wearing tight clothing
  • discharge
  • thinning of labia

During menopause, women lose a significant amount of estrogen. Before menopause, estrogen in the bloodstream helps to protect the skin of the vagina and promote natural secretions. Estrogen helps to keep the vagina happy and in a balanced state. Childbirth, certain medication, chemotherapy, diabetes, severe stress and depression can lead to loss of estrogen in the body and symptoms of atrophic vaginitis. Atrophic Vaginitis symptoms might also present as incontinence, blood in the urine, increased urination, and pain.

Treatment Options

At Dr. Gluck’s Wellness Center, Dr. Gluck has several treatment options to restore and balance the vagina. Both ThermiVa and the BTL Emsella are effective, non-invasive procedures that treat atrophic vaginitis and incontinence. You don’t have to live with discomfort. Ask Dr. Gluck today what treatment options might be best for you and go back to living again!

 

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