Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful but also leads to.
Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis, or vaginal atrophy, is the thinning of the walls of the vagina caused by decreased estrogen levels. Women with vaginal atrophy have a greater chance of chronic vaginal infections and urinary function problems. According to the American Association.
After menopause, when levels of estrogen are low, the vaginal lining is thinner The resulting discomfort can be so great that the woman avoids intercourse and.
Other types of vaginal discomfort are not directly related to menopause but can and do occur in peri- and postmenopausal women, making sex painful or difficult: .
"After menopause, my hot flashes went away, but my vaginal symptoms didn't—it was still painful to urinate, and my vagina was dry and uncomfortable." – Nancy.