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Hello Mila,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community with your issue.

Since you have reached menopause, it is very likely that the itch is caused by vaginal atrophy.

Vaginal atrophy is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause.

Symptoms include vaginal dryness, burning and discharge, genital itching, burning and urgency with urination, more urinary tract infections, decreased lubrication during intercourse, painful intercourse, and light bleeding after intercourse.

It is caused by a decrease in estrogen production. Less estrogen makes your vaginal tissues thinner, drier, less elastic and more fragile.

Anonymous, ask your doctor if this may be the cause of the itching. If so, treatment options are available.


March 3, 2017 - 9:15am


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