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Atrophic vaginitis

Atrophic vaginitis

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Atrophic vaginitis

Atrophic vaginitis (also known as vaginal atrophy, vulvovaginal atrophy, or urogenital atrophy) is an inflammation of thevagina (and the outer urinary tract) due to the thinning and shrinking of the tissues, as well as decreased lubrication. These symptoms are due to a lack of the reproductive hormone estrogen.

The most common cause of vaginal atrophy is the decrease in estrogen which happens naturally during perimenopause, and increasingly so in post-menopause. However this condition can occur in other circumstances that result in decreased estrogen such as breastfeeding and the use of medications intended to decrease estrogen to, for example, treat endometriosis.

The symptoms can include vaginal soreness and itching, as well as painful intercourse, and bleeding after sexual intercourse. The shrinkage of the tissues and loss of flexibility can be extreme enough to make intercourse impossible.

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

http://patient.info/health/vaginal-dryness-atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://www.healthline.com/health/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vaginal-atrophy/home/ovc-20200167 vaginal atrophy

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/189406.php what is atrophic vaginitis (vaginal trophy)? what causes atrophic vaginitis?

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000892.htm vaginal dryness

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7010 atrophic vaginitis

http://www.dermnetnz.org/site-age-specific/atrophic-vaginitis.html dermnetz atrophic vaginitis

http://www.independentnurse.co.uk/clinical-article/causes-and-treatment-of-atrophic-vaginitis/73483/ causes and treatment of atrophic vaginitis written by: suneeta kochhar | published: 03 february 2015

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/vaginal-dryness-beyond-the-basics vaginal dryness

http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/atrophic-vaginitis/overview.html new york times atrophic vaginitis

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/vaginitis,-cervicitis,-and-pelvic-inflammatory-disease--(pid)/overview-of-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/adult_health/aha_obg_atrophic_vaginitis/ atrophic vaginitis

http://www.corephysicians.org/news-and-health-library/health-library/women-health/wome5203/ atrophic vaginitis

http://www.wgurology.com/atrophic-vaginitis/ atrophic vaginitis

http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/a/atrophic_vaginitis/intro.htm right diagnosis.com atrophic vaginitis

http://www.symcat.com/conditions/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://medusanews.com/diseases-and-conditions/gynecology/atrophic-vaginitis.html med usa news atrophic vaginitis

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vaginitis-health/article_em.htm atrophic vaginitis

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaginitis/pages/introduction.aspx atrophic vaginitis

http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/guide/vaginitis-topic-overview atrophic vaginitis

http://thewomenswellnessplace.com/medicalinfo_details.cfm?id=110 womens wellness place atrophic vaginitis

http://www.innerbody.com/diseases-conditions/vaginitis inner body.com atrophic vaginitis

http://www.progesteroneresearchnetwork.com/vaginal-dryness.html progesterone research network atrophic vaginitis

http://www.natural-homeremedies.org/blog/atrophic-vaginitis-causes-and-symptoms/ atrophic vaginitis – causes and symptoms

 

Advanced information:

http://patient.info/doctor/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3090.html diagnosis and treatment of atrophic vaginitis

http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/561934 atrophic vaginitis

http://www.project-aware.org/resource/articlearchives/vaginitis.shtml atrophic vaginitis by janna gordon, rph, mba november 2007

http://www.fpnotebook.com/gyn/vagina/atrphcvgnts.htm atrophic vaginitis

http://www.icd10data.com/icd10cm/codes/n00-n99/n80-n98/n95-/n95.2

http://www.stacommunications.com/journals/pdfs/cme/cmejune03/yaa.pdf is it atrophic vaginitis or lichen sclerosus?

http://www.fastbleep.com/biology-notes/17/38/489 atrophic vaginitis written by: manon williams from manchester university,

http://www.dovemed.com/atrophic-vaginitis/ atrophic vaginitis

http://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/pdf/10.5858/arpa.2011-0441-cp atrophic vaginitis:concordance and interpretation of slides in the college of american pathologists cervicovaginal interlaboratory comparison program in gynecologic cytopathology by barbara a. crothers, arch pathol lab med—vol 136, november 2012

http://5minuteconsult.com/collectioncontent/1-153655/diseases-and-conditions/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://gynaeonline.com/postmenopausal_vaginitis.htm postmenopausal vaginitis
(atrophic vaginitis)

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/womens-health/vaginitis/ atrophic vaginitis

http://sexualhealthmedicine.com/vaginal-diseases/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

https://online.epocrates.com/diseases/75/atrophic-vaginitis epocrates atrophic vaginitis

http://bladderhealthcenter.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/spaha23.80131849.pdf atrophic vaginitis by mimi clarke secor

http://www.drdianahoppe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/atrophic-vaginitis.pdf atrophic vaginitis,diagnosis and treatment options by catherine m. lynch, md

http://www.obgmanagement.com/index.php?id=20667&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=175744 therapeutic options for the treatment of vaginal atrophy

http://www.njfamilyhivaids.org/vaginitis-treatment.htm njfamilyhivaids vaginitis: prevention vaginitis treatment

http://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/symptoms-of-gynecologic-disorders/vaginal-itching-and-discharge vaginal itching and discharge

 

Research:

https://www.christianacare.org/documents/apnpharmacologyupdate/menopause.pdf vaginal atrophy related to estrogen deficiency by: deanna benner, msn, whnp

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234046970_effect_of_hyaluronic_acid_and_vitamin_e_vaginal_tablets_on_atrophic_vaginitis_a_randomized_controlled_trialafrican journal of pharmacy and pharmacology vol. 6(45), pp. 3124-3129, 8 december, 2012 available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp doi: 10.5897/ajpp12.433 effect of hyaluronic acid and vitamin e vaginal tablets on atrophic vaginitis: a randomized controlled trial (pdf download available). available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234046970_effect_of_hyaluronic_acid_and_vitamin_e_vaginal_tablets_on_atrophic_vaginitis_a_randomized_controlled_trial[accessed may 2, 2016].

http://sogc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/145e-cpg-may2004.pdf the detection and management of vaginal atrophyshawna l. johnston, md, frcsc, kingston ,onscott a. farrell, md, frcsc, halifax ns j obstet gynaecol can 2004;26(5):503–8.

http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/cmece-features/tissue-changes-associated-with-vaginal-atrophy/article/177880/ sarah b. freeman, phd, arnp, faanp september 01, 2010 clinical feature tissue changes associated with vaginal atrophy

urogenital symptoms of menopause: atrophic vaginitis and atrophic urethritis by mary ann e. zagaria, pharmd, ms, cgp- see more at: http://www.uspharmacist.com/content/d/senior_care/c/29926/#sthash.o4digbh0.dpuf us pharm. 2011;36(9):22-26

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep24380 effects of low dose estrogen therapy on the vaginal microbiomes of women with atrophic vaginitis by jian shen et al., scientific reports 6, article number: 24380 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep24380

hosseinzadeh p, ghahiri a, daneshmand f, ghasemi m. a comparative study of vaginal estrogen cream and sustained-release estradiol vaginal tablet (vagifem) in the treatment of atrophic vaginitis in isfahan, iran in 2010-2012 . j res med sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 may 2];20:1160-5. available from: http://www.jmsjournal.net/text.asp?2015/20/12/1160/172983

international journal of reproduction, contraception, obstetrics and gynecology patil ss et al. int j reprod contracept obstet gynecol. 2016 mar;5(3):757-761 www.ijrcog.org doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20160579 menopausal syndrome: clinical presentation and management http://www.scopemed.org/fulltextpdf.php?mno=214789

 

Other articles:

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/vaginal-dryness-atrophic-vaginitis-natural-treatment.html natural cures for vaginal dryness

 

Related videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyx4x9f9na4 atrophic vaginitis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsjyr3jcqhm vaginal atrophy symptoms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivl2a-1q39k how to treat vaginitis

 

Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://www.slideshare.net/rajud521/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis

http://www.obgyn.net/menopause/atrophic-vaginitis atrophic vaginitis by mohamed khandeel

http://www.abtassociates.com/posters/balus_poster_ispor2006.pdf a systematic review of atrophic vaginitis treatment, duration of therapy, and healthcare costs by sanjeev balu, phd presented at the 11th annual ispor meeting may 20-24, 2006; philadelphia, pa

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