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i am 52 years old...
i am 52 years old now and the last year i have had pain with intercourse.. walls seem too thin, burning, pain etc. i have taken estrogen cream for a year now vaginally
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Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago
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Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

When did you last consult doctor?

Which lubricants or creams have you used?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
my last exam was a year ago for my yearly pap smear etc. i have tried all kinds of lubricants...the pain and burning has nothing to do with how much lubrication i have... sometimes it is not as bad but definitely something is noticeably different.. been going on over a year now...very discouraged...
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
dr. told me not to use irritating soaps etc. and that still doesn't help..
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

Thank you for the valuable information.

Hormone level declines with age.

It is true that sex can be difficult after or around menopause.

Some measures can help to get more lubrication.

Before starting sex, foreplay, stimulation of the vagina by partner can increase the vaginal secretion.

Estrogen cream, lubricants usually help.

When those are not helping, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor again.

Kegel's exercise can be helpful.

Some position change can be helpful to get less symptoms.

You can learn it which position is comfortable.

Other measures like vaginal dilator can be used in the next step.

You can get them over the counter.

If it is needed your doctor can help in details about the dilator.

Please do not worry.

Sex can be a pleasure even in menopause too.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
any ideas about the burning? it is internally... usually instant not from friction or dryness..
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

Is burning a new symptom?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No it is not a new symptom. The severity is greater at some times than others. It feels raw
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I had a Pap smear when having these symptoms and nothing was abnormal
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

Sometimes, there can be an allergy to lubricant which can cause burning.

Thinning of the mucosa can be a factor.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
what does a vaginal dilator do? i have tried different kinds of lube and no difference in them... i can use a huge amount of lube and it seems to make no difference.. what can i do for thinning mucosa?
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

Did you consult gynecologist recently?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i need to schedule my yearly exam so i will soon
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
she was no help a year ago so i have been trying to get answers elsewhere.....
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

You can make an appointment with another gynecologist.

If estrogen cream does not help, oral estrogen can be tried.

Vaginal dilator along with lubricant can help enlarge the vaginal space slowly so that you may not feel pain.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sounds like something to try.. and i think i will try another dr.... thank you:)
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

You are always welcome.

If you are satisfied, please leave an excellent rating.

Best wishes.

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