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Vagina dryness and soreness why?

Mia898
Mia898

I have dryness and soreness why? Comes and goes tired moisturizers.

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There's lots of possibilities (e.g. hormone imbalances, dermatitis) but you are best to speak to your doctor to get tested and treated. Treating incorrectly at home can do more harm than good.

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to Cooper27

Thank you . Trying to leave speaking to GP until after the virus .

Ellie-Louise
Ellie-Louise
in reply to Mia898

Speak to him on the phone. Doctors are having to do that now.

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to Ellie-Louise

Good Afternoon

To be fair you wouldn't get a phone call with our gps . So i can wait .

Cooper27
Cooper27
in reply to Mia898

I know, it's not a good time to have a non-urgent problem right now :)

It'll be ok in the short term. I'd normally suggest getting 'emulsifying ointment' to moisturise with in the short term. It's available from the pharmacy, although it's probably not worth exposing yourself to the risks either.

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to Cooper27

Good Afternoon

I will also try emulsifying ointment.

Hi Mia898

Since the menopause I have suffered with this too and tried many moisturisers and creams from over the counter and on prescription and the best thing I’ve used is coconut oil, it’s a great moisturiser and keeps my soreness at bay, it’s cheap and all natural with no nasties in it. I use it everyday.

You should definitely speak to your GP about it and be tested and treated for whatever may be causing it but in the meantime while you’re waiting for tests etc you might find coconut oil soothing.

All the best 🌸

Good Afternoon

I do have coconut oil so I will give that a go.

I agree with coconut oil

Will sex make this any worse ? I have a new Partner and I so worry the pain will spoil the sex .

I feel fed up with the dryness-soreness.

Cooper27
Cooper27
in reply to Mia898

Is the pain there if you use lubricants? If not, use lots of lubricants, don't just put up with the pain. If the pain is still there despite lubricants, then it needs an appointment with a doctor. Pain isn't uncommon, it's treatable, but sometimes you need someone who knows what they're talking about to examine you. Trying to treat at home can potentially exacerbate the pain.

There's a helpful book called "when sex hurts" that you can read through.

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to Cooper27

Yes . I also have the book . Been to gynae and they said come back if still in pain but I cannot due to virus or see GP. Is it wired or stupid to think the pain is going to spoil the relation ship will he even care and will it spoil it? I am good at looking like I am fine but in pain.

Hi Mia898. Vaginal dryness and soreness is usually due to reduced oestrogen. You noted that it comes and goes, Hormones fluctuate during your monthly cycle. Around the time of and after menopause dryness and soreness is more frequent due to low oestrogen levels. What is your age? There are over the counter creams available that are applied directly to the vaginal area that are used to treat your symptoms. Be very careful what you are putting on or inside that area.

I have PCOS so that may not help the soreness . I am not menopause age .

Hi Mia898. Do you know which type of PCOS you have? What are your symptoms? Which medication are you on for PCOS? The typical type of PCOS is accompanied by oestrogen dominance. If you're on Yaz (drospironone which is progesterone) for PCOS, it's possible that now your oestrogen is too low, and that is causing your symptoms.

Even if you're not menopausal age, hormones still fluctuate up and down every month since you started your cycle as a young woman. During a normal monthly cycle oestrogen rises daily for the first 14 days. Once you ovulate, your oestrogen takes a deep dive during the first part of week three before it slowly goes up a bit. In the fourth week of your cycle oestrogen takes another plunge. Have you noticed where you are in your cycle when you have these symptoms? Women can start perimenopause even in their late 30's.

Good Afternoon

Thank you for all your helpful advice. No I just know I have PCOS with other gynae issues!!!

I don`t take any medication other than homeopathic . I did get offered the Yaz pill.

Symptoms lack of periods and i have loads of stomach pain and mood swings . I couldn't say where my cycle was with the symptoms as so all over the place.

Would PCOS cause mental health issues as last year just for a few months I felt so depressed but no reason ? As good life and everything.

Best wishes

Any creams you would recommend ?

shia001
shia001
in reply to Mia898

Seems like you are suffering with lot of pain even more than my Nausea, maybe try to forsplay before sex and use olive oil and I believe you must have that one too 👍

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to shia001

Good Afternoon

Yes loads of pain sadly . Bless are you suffering with Nausea what is bringing that on ?

I cannot forsplay before as new Partner and just not sure if he would like but worth ago I guess ?!

shia001
shia001
in reply to Mia898

I am having nausea because I am preg

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to shia001

Oh how fabulous for you. Stay safe with the virus around . All the best .

shia001
shia001
in reply to Mia898

Thanks

mertia
mertia
in reply to Mia898

You may try coconut oil in deep of vagina before meet with partner

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to mertia

Thank you . If you don`t have the oil is the coconut in a jar any good?

mertia
mertia
in reply to Mia898

Also try butter

Mia898
Mia898
in reply to mertia

Thank you . Didn't think of that.

Add on to my first message . I don`t feel so sore but I have a different kind of pain . I am not sure if to see GP with the virus as the pain is different and wired? Any tips