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Question: am i menopausing at early age?

 babajules - Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:32 pm

i'm only 32 but i noticed that after i gave birth to my 1st child, the fluid from my vagina during intercourse has lessened and now that i gave birth for the 2nd time, it's much much less to the point that i do experience pain during intercourse. am i sick? can this be treated by medicines?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:48 am

User avatar Hi babajules,
Vaginal dryness and irritation can be a sign/symptom of perimenopause. As menopause approaches estrogen levels decrease and vaginal secretions diminish. Vaginal moisturizers (water based lubricants) may provide temporary relief. Also application of estrogen through the use of a creme can be applied and may be effective. You may want to discuss this with your physician to rule out any other underlying cause besides perimenopause. According to studies on menopause, these suggest that women who engage in regular sexual activity experience a lower incidence of vaginal dryness. Again, I encourage you to discuss this with your physician.

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