Vaginal Problems

What issues do I work with?

  • Menopause can cause changes in seksual life. There are a number of different solution when one experiences vaginal dryness.
  • You have never experienced an orgasm.
  • There may be many reasons why a person does not experience sexual pleasure it can be knowledge, experience, physical and mental.

Vaginal dryness (Lubrikasjonsproblemer)

When the vagina is not properly lubricated, it can feel dry and irritated. This condition, vaginal dryness can cause the daily activities becomes uncomfortable and sexual intercourse less comfortable. After menopause, this is the most common cause of painful sex (dyspareunia). Vaginal dryness is a common condition that can occur in women of all ages. It is estimated that 10-40% of women who no longer have periods, have symptoms attributable to vaginal dryness. Some of the symptoms are: Dryness Itch burning Irritation Pain or light bleeding associated with sex

Lack of orgasm (anorgasmia) / delayed orgasm.

Orgasm is a feeling of intense rapture that affect consciousness condition and accompanied by muscular contractions and muscle tension around the vagina, uterus and around the anus. Orgasm also causes swelling that occurs in the external genitalia (clitoris, labia, vagina) during the sexual act because of increased blood fullness, dissolves and helps lust and satisfaction. Orgasm disorder exists when, despite strong sexual arousal or ignition, do not achieve orgasm, or that the intensity of the orgasm is greatly reduced, or that it is markedly delayed whatever type of sexual stimulation. A distinction between primary and secondary orgasmic disorder. In primary type of woman has never had an orgasm in whatever way she has been stimulated.

Vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy, atrophic vaginitis also called, is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls because of the body has less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause, but it can also develop during lactation or at any other time the body’s estrogen production declines. For many women, the vaginal atrophy intercourse painful – and if intercourse hurts, your interest in sex naturally reduced. In addition, healthy genital function carefully together with healthy urinary tract function. Simple, effective treatments for vaginal atrophy is available. Reduced estrogen levels result in changes in your body, but it does not mean you have to live with the discomfort of vaginal atrophy.

Symptoms

Vaginal atrophy. Make a list of all the signs and symptoms you experience. With moderate to severe vaginal atrophy, may experience the following vaginal and urinary symptoms: vaginal dryness vaginal burning Discharge genital itching Burning with urination Urgency with urination More urinary tract infections urinary Incontinence Light bleeding after intercourse Discomfort with intercourse Reduced vaginal lubrication during sexual activity Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal By some estimates, nearly half of postmenopausal women experience vaginal atrophy, although few seek treatment. Many women resign themselves to the symptoms or are embarrassed to discuss this with a specialist. Please contact us if you experience painful intercourse that is not solved by using a vaginal moisturizer (Replens, Vagisil Feminine Moisturizer, others) or water-based lubricant (glycerin-free versions of Astroglide, KY Intrigue, others), or if you have vaginal symptoms such as unusual bleeding, vaginal discharge, burning or soreness.

 Causes

Vaginal atrophy is caused by a decrease in estrogen production. Less estrogen makes vaginal tissues thinner, drier, less elastic and more fragile. A drop in estrogen levels and vaginal atrophy can occur: After menopause During the years leading up to menopause (perimenopause) during lactation After surgical removal of both ovaries (surgical menopause) After radiotherapy for cancer After chemotherapy for cancer As a side effect of breast cancer hormonal treatment Vaginal atrophy due to menopause can begin to worry over the years leading up to menopause, or it may not become a problem until several years into menopause. Although the condition is common, not all menopausal women develop vaginal atrophy. Regular sexual activity, with or without a partner, can help you maintain healthy vaginal tissue. risk Factors Certain factors may contribute to vaginal atrophy, such as: Smoking. Cigarette smoking affects blood circulation, resulting in the vagina and other tissues do not get enough oxygen. Smoking also reduces the effect of naturally occurring estrogens in your body. In addition, women who smoke usually experience an earlier menopause. No vaginal births. Scientists have observed that women who have never given birth vaginally are more likely to develop vaginal atrophy than women who have had vaginal deliveries. No sexual activity. Sexual activity, with or without a partner, increases blood flow and make your tissues more elastic. complications Vaginal atrophy increases the risk of vaginal infections and urinary problems. Vaginal infections. Vaginal atrophy causes a change in the acid balance of the vagina, making it more likely to get a vaginal infection (vaginitis). Urinary problems. Atrophic vaginal changes are associated with changes in the urinary tract (urinary atrophy), which can contribute to urinary problems. You may experience increased frequency or urgency of urination or burning with urination. Some women experience more urinary tract infections or incontinence

Rrisk Factors

Certain factors may contribute to vaginal atrophy, such as: Smoking. Cigarette smoking affects blood circulation, resulting in the vagina and other tissues do not get enough oxygen. Smoking also reduces the effect of naturally occurring estrogens in your body. In addition, women who smoke usually experience an earlier menopause. No vaginal births. Scientists have observed that women who have never given birth vaginally are more likely to develop vaginal atrophy than women who have had vaginal deliveries. No sexual activity. Sexual activity, with or without a partner, increases blood flow and make your tissues more elastic.

Complications

Vaginal atrophy increases the risk of vaginal infections and urinary problems. Vaginal infections. Vaginal atrophy causes a change in the acid balance of the vagina, making it more likely to get a vaginal infection (vaginitis). Urinary problems. Atrophic vaginal changes are associated with changes in the urinary tract (urinary atrophy), which can contribute to urinary problems. You may experience increased frequency or urgency of urination or burning with urination. Some women experience more urinary tract infections or incontinence

Tests and diagnosis

Diagnosis of vaginal atrophy may involve: Pelvic exam, where the doctor thinks (palpate) pelvic organs and visually examines the external genitalia, vagina and cervix. During the pelvic exam, checking doctor also for signs of pelvic organ prolapse – indicated by bulges in your vaginal walls from pelvic organs such as the bladder or rectum or stretching of the supporting tissues of the uterus. Urine test, which involves the collection and analysis of your urine, if you have urinary symptoms. Acid balance test, which involves taking a sample of vaginal fluid or place a paper strip in your vagina to test its acid balance.