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postmenopausal. checked for infections all negative. I have vaginal atrophy

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Question: postmenopausal. checked for infections all negative. I have vaginal atrophy. now I'm having burning, raw and itchy sensation in vulva.
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Follow up: Dr. Soumya (28 minutes later)
postmenopausal. no infection. hysterectomy 2001. itching burning raw feeling in vulva. hx interstitial cystitis
vaginal atrophy. hysterectomy 2001. hx ic. no infection vulvar burning, raw and. itchy
very itchy vulvar area. painful raw. some tenderness in pelvis not sexually active x 6 years
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Estrogen cream application will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Following is my reply:

1) Your symptoms are related to low estrogen levels due to menopause.

2) Decreased estrogen causes atrophic vaginitis and associated problems like itching, burning and tender vulva.

3) Local application of estrogen cream to vulva and vagina will help in reducing these symptoms.

4) I suggest you to see your doctor and get estrogen cream for local application which will give you immediate relief.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Soumya (4 hours later)
I have estradiol cream. and imvexxy suppositories. th e cream burns. this is miserable. appt mid month with urologist
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
Might need oral HRT medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am sorry to hear that these medications have not worked for you.

You may need to have increased dosage of these estrogen medications and perhaps few doses of hormonal replacement therapy tablets till your situation improves.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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postmenopausal. checked for infections all negative. I have vaginal atrophy

postmenopausal. no infection. hysterectomy 2001. itching burning raw feeling in vulva. hx interstitial cystitis vaginal atrophy. hysterectomy 2001. hx ic. no infection vulvar burning, raw and. itchy very itchy vulvar area. painful raw. some tenderness in pelvis not sexually active x 6 years