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Atrophic Vaginitis


Description

Atrophic Vaginitis is a skin condition of the vulva and vagina. Common signs and symptoms include:

* Problems with urination, such as: burning, frequency, urgency, loss of urine, and pain.

* Vulvar itching and/or burning.

* Bleeding/Spotting.

* Pain with intercourse.

Up to 40 percent of postmenopausal women have symptoms of atrophic vaginitis.



Causes

Atrophic Vaginitis occurs when the hormone estrogen is lacking in the body. A decrease in vaginal lubrication is an early hallmark of hormone insufficiency.

Cigarette smoking is associated.

Conventional Labs

serum hormone levels and Papanicolaou smear

 

 

 

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