What Causes Boils In Vaginal Area?

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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...

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