Although many women suffer from it, vaginal dryness is a taboo subject. You can find out why you don’t have to be ashamed, what the causes are and what you can do about it, at Marians Welt
Vaginal dryness manifests itself differently in every woman: It can burn or itch, but stabbing pain or pulling in the genital area are not uncommon. The pain can also be in the vagina or a little higher in the vaginal canal. Vaginal dryness can only be a painful problem during sexual intercourse, or it can also have a major impact on everyday life. A dry vagina is usually considered a typical problem during menopause, but it can occur at any age. In addition to pain, vaginal dryness is also a health risk: the sensitive mucous membrane of the vagina protects itself against pathogens with vaginal fluid. Taboo or not: let’s talk about it!
Causes of vaginal dryness
The causes of a dry vagina can be many. If the problem persists, a gynecologist should clarify what the cause is and work out an appropriate treatment plan with you. If you have only recently suffered from it or if the symptoms are not too severe, you can rule out some causes yourself.
The following factors are often the trigger for vaginal dryness: