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What Can I Do for Severe Vaginal Dryness?

If you are experiencing vaginal dryness and have been unable to get relief with traditional treatments, you may be feeling frustrated and perplexed.   Women suffering from vaginal dryness often don’t get the right diagnosis and this causes the condition to persist, so they wonder – What can I do for severe vaginal dryness?

What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

Vaginal dryness is usually caused by a decline in estrogen in the vaginal mucosa (membrane inside the vagina).  Estrogen promotes lubrication in the vagina and keeps the vaginal wall thick and elastic.   When estrogen levels decline, there is a decrease in lubrication, and this causes vaginal dryness.  

Severe vaginal dryness can cause vaginal tissues to tear, resulting in painful intercourse.  Aside from this issue, vaginal dryness can also make activities such as exercising, sitting, and walking, very uncomfortable.

Treating Severe Vaginal Dryness

Severe vaginal dryness can result in an imbalance in the vaginal microflora (the bacterial species that live in the vagina).  The vaginal microflora is dominated by lactobacillus, often referred to as the ‘good’ bacteria.  When there is a deviation from the normal microflora pattern, it can lead to a variety of symptoms, including vaginal dryness. 

Treating vaginal dryness often requires a consultation with a vaginal expert to resolve the problem and regain quality of life.  The experts in vaginal care at  Fowler GYN International (FGI) have developed the vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test, to help with the diagnosis of the cause of refractory of vaginal dryness. 

The VFA test provides a comprehensive assessment of the vaginal constituents, and FGI uses these results to formulate a customized treatment plan for the patient.  The plan is designed to restore balance to the vaginal microflora, and increase estrogen levels. 

Are you suffering from severe vaginal dryness?  Contact the experts in vaginal care at Fowler GYN International (FGI), Phoenix, AZ for a consultation. Dr Fowler is a former consultant in Gynecology at Mayo Clinic. He is board certified in Gynecology and created this organization to handle difficult vulvovaginal cases.

You can reach them at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001. 

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