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After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. What are cervical cancer screening guidelines? After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen.

After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen.

After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. Subsequent outbreaks, or primary outbreaks in people who have had the virus for some time but have previously been asymptomatic, usually occur during periods of stress or illness when the immune system is functioning less efficiently than normal. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. After the menopause the levels of hormones in your body fall – particularly the level of oestrogen. Finally, pregnancy itself can make the vagina dry during intercourse (although it can also have the opposite effect).

Finally, pregnancy itself can make the vagina dry during intercourse (although it can also have the opposite effect). Finally, pregnancy itself can make the vagina dry during intercourse (although it can also have the opposite effect). Vaginal dryness is also associated with a condition called Sjögren’s syndrome, in which the body’s secretions are generally rather reduced. Vaginal dryness is also associated with a condition called Sjögren’s syndrome, in which the body’s secretions are generally rather reduced. Vaginal dryness is also associated with a condition called Sjögren’s syndrome, in which the body’s secretions are generally rather reduced. Some medicines can cause vaginal dryness, including some contraceptive methods. Some medicines can cause vaginal dryness, including some contraceptive methods.

Some medicines can cause vaginal dryness, including some contraceptive methods. These can include psychological reasons such as nervousness because sex has previously been uncomfortable; anxiety around becoming pregnant; or anxiety around waking your sleeping children. However, it isn’t always as simple as that. If there isn’t enough foreplay, or you are not aroused enough, you may not produce enough secretions to make penetration comfortable. Sometimes pain during sex is due to lack of lubrication, meaning that the vagina is too dry. There is often a coloured discharge and you may notice an offensive smell. Some (but by no means all) are sexually transmitted.

Infections of the vagina and the area around it cause inflammation of the tissues and so commonly cause pain on having sex. The vagina is pretty flexible and strong and usually recovers well from the stretch and (sometimes) small tears of childbirth. Following genital mutilation there is usually permanent scarring, which may lead to damaged nerves and pain. In the more extreme forms, the vagina is stitched shut. Female genital mutilation (which used to be known as female circumcision), involves varying degrees of mutilating surgery to the genitals of a girl. It’s often mistaken for thrush as it can be very itchy and sometimes slightly sore. It can affect men too.

Treatment includes the use of emollient soap substitutes, creams that numb the area, medicines that lessen pain, physiotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. See separate leaflet called Bartholin’s Cyst and Abscess for more details. Vaginismus is not difficult to treat but your doctor may need to refer you to a psychologist or specialist physiotherapist. It may also prevent the use of tampons and any sort of gynaecological examination. However, the hymen can be quite thick and the hole not quite large enough. Formation of a little bridge of scar tissue at the very back of the vaginal entrance (introitus) is common after childbirth, particularly if you have had a cut between the vagina and back passage (anus) – a procedure called episiotomy.