Alternative Names Vaginal cancer; Cancer - vagina; Tumor - vaginal Symptoms Bleeding after sexual intercourse Painless vaginal bleeding and discharge Pain in the pelvis or vagina About 5 - 10% of patients have no symptoms. Signs and tests In patients with no symptoms, the cancer may be found during a routine pelvic examination and Pap smear . Other tests to diagnose vaginal tumors include: Biopsy Colposcopy Other tests that may be done include: Chest x-ray CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis
Alternative Names Vaginitis - atrophic; Vaginitis due to reduced estrogen Symptoms Burning on urination Light bleeding after intercourse Painful sexual intercourse causing a loss in sexual interest Slight vaginal discharge Vaginal soreness, including itching or burning sensations Signs and tests A pelvic examination reveals thin, pale vaginal walls. A wet prep test of vaginal discharge may be done to rule out other causes for the condition. Hormonal studies may be done to determine if you are in menopause.
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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