Definition Atrophic vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina due to thinning tissue and decreased lubrication. It is related to reduced estrogen levels. For other types and causes of vaginitis, see: Vulvovaginitis Alternative Names Vaginitis - atrophic; Vaginitis due to reduced estrogen Causes, incidence, and risk factors Atrophic vaginitis is caused by a decrease in estrogen. Estrogen levels normally drop after menopause . Estrogen is very important in keeping the tissues of the vagina lubricated and healthy. Normally, the lining of the vagina makes a clear, lubricating fluid. This fluid makes sexual intercourse more comfortable and helps decrease vaginal irritation.Thinning or shrinking of the vaginal tissue causes dryness and inflammation. The following may cause estrogen levels to drop and lead to atrophic vaginitis: Medications or hormones used to decrease estrogen levels in women, as part of the treatment for breast cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, or infertility Radiation treatment to the ...
Back in high school biology we all learned that there are many different organ systems in the body--the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the reproductive system, the urinary system and so forth. I think of them as having separate organs and operating differently. So it never made sense to me that something that had to do with the reproductive system (sex) would affect the urinary system (urinary tract infections). But Oh! How wrong I was.
Just about every young woman who begins her adult sexual life, no matter what her age, has dealt with the dreaded urinary tract infection ( watch a UTI video ), often as a result of sexual activity.
But why? My anatomy & physiology classes have come in handy; now I know that the urethra, which carries urine from your bladder to the point where it is excreted, is really, really close to the opening of the vagina, both of which are right above the opening of the anus, where your solid waste is excreted. Bacteria that's hangin...
Generic Name: MICONAZOLE NITRATE - VAGINAL Pronounced: (mye-KON-a-zole NYE-trate) 3 Day Vaginal Vagl Uses
This medication is used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
Miconazole reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur with
this condition. This medication is an azole antifungal. It works by stopping
the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection. The vaginal product
comes in 2 forms (a vaginal cream or tablet). Some products also come with a
skin cream to be applied to the area around the outside of the
Ask your doctor before using this medication for
self-treatment if this is your first vaginal infection. This medication only
works for vaginal fungal infections. You may have a different type of infection
(such as bacterial vaginosis) and may need a different
If you have fever, chills, flu-like symptoms,
stomach/abdominal pain, or a bad-smelling vaginal discharge, do not use this
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