Dr. Sheila Garnica from North Fulton Women’s Specialist answers a reader’s question about vaginal dryness.
Q: My primary care physician told me I have vaginal dryness. Do I need to do anything about it?
A: The only reason to treat vaginal dryness is if the symptoms are bothersome. Many women think the only symptom of vaginal dryness is painful intercourse, but other symptoms include itching or sting around the vaginal opening, recurrent urinary tract infections and light bleeding with intercourse. If you have one or more of these symptoms, you should address them with your gynecologist. This is an important opportunity to have your gynecologist perform an exam to make sure that the dryness is not due to another problem.
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