Decrease In Vaginal Lubrication

In particular post menopausal→ atrophic vaginitis

Etiology

  • Post menopasul drop in estrogen levels→ thinning of vaginal mucosa

Symptoms

  • Vaginal itching
  • Chronic discomfort w/intercourse
  • Sense of decreased lubrication w/stimulation
  • Sometimes contributes to stress incontinence

Physical Exam Findings

  • Atrophy
  • Decreased turgor of vaginal tissues
  • Sometimes increased friability