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Hello, I'm Dr Manos, board certified obgyn. You have vaginal dryness and are considering estrace vaginal cream. One question I have is whether there is dryness during intimacy which makes sex uncomfortable. Vaginal lubrication is a natural phenomenon and can be blocked by concern that there is something wrong. You should see your gynecologist to come up with a plan to correct what's happening.
Yes, the thinning of the cells that line the vagina give the sensation of vaginal dryness. It leads to discomfort. The estrogen in estrace builds up the cells that thinned out and using the cream on a maintenance program and it shouldn't take much medication in the long run. If you've been a patient of a gynecologist and are low risk for problems, you should be able to get a prescription.