Alternative Names Intestinal polyps; Polyps - colorectal; Adenomatous polyps; Hyperplastic polyps; Villous adenomas Symptoms There are usually no symptoms. However, the following symptoms may occur: Abdominal pain (rare) Blood in the stools Fatigue caused by losing blood over time Signs and tests A rectal examination may reveal a polyp if it is low enough in the bowel for the health care provider to feel. However, the physical exam is usually normal. Most of the time, polyps are found when the following tests are done to screen for polyps and cancer: Barium enema Colonoscopy Sigmoidoscopy Stool test for hidden (occult) blood Virtual colonoscopy
<p><strong>What Is Vaginitis?</strong></p>
<p>Vaginitis is a disorder of the vagina caused by infection or inflammation. It is often a result of infection by one of various microorganisms, but vaginitis may also be caused by irritation from soaps or medications, an allergic reaction, or hormonal changes. The three most common types of vaginitis are candidiasis (yeast infection), trichomoniasis (infection by a tiny, one-celled organism called a protozoan), and bacterial vaginosis. These three types account for more than 90% of all vaginitis seen in non-menopausal women. Menopausal women may get atrophic vaginitis associated with thinning of the walls of the vagina. This is due to estrogen deprivation.</p>
<p>Although irritating, vaginitis is not a serious health risk, and it typically subsides quickly with treatment. Recurrent or persistent cases may be associated with an underlying medical condition.</p>
More than one-half of all women who are post-menopausal experience vaginal dryness which can cause pain and discomfort during sex .  Fortunately, there are over-the-counter and prescription treatments that help. Even so, only about one-fourth of these women talk with their doctor or seek any type of treatment.  For many, it is an embarrassing topic but keeping quiet means you deal with the pain and discomfort or you give up sex, creating problems in your relationship.
Causes of Vaginal Dryness
Although post-menopausal women experience vaginal dryness more often than pre-menopausal women, it doesn’t occur only after menopause. Some of the other times/reasons for vaginal dryness include:
Not being sexually aroused because of stress or lack of foreplay
Use of feminine sprays or harsh soaps
Chemicals in swimming pools or hot tubs
Certain medications and chemotherapy
Surgery where ovaries are removed
Sexually transmitted diseases
Vaginal dryness after menopaus...
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