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 ...
A small amount of daily vaginal discharge is common in most women. Some breast cancer treatments can cause more or different discharge.
Normal discharge is usually:
clear, white, or opaque in color
thin and sticky or thick and gooey in appearance
Abnormal discharge can be:
more voluminous than usual
thick and white or yellowish in color (sometimes resembling cottage cheese); a cottage-cheese-like discharge can be a sign of a yeast infection. If you think you might have a yeast infection, call your doctor. Medicines are available to help.
If the discharge looks bloody, see a doctor immediately. Bloody discharge can be a sign of a serious medical condition.
The following breast cancer treatments can cause vaginal discharge:
tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene), a hormonal therapy
Some bisphosphonates (bone-strengthening medicines) can cause a white vaginal discharge as a side effect.
Managing vaginal discharge
Take daily shower...
Generic Name: CLOTRIMAZOLE - VAGINAL Pronounced: (kloe-TRIM-a-zole) 3-Day Vaginal Vagl Uses
This medication is used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
Clotrimazole 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 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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