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Vaginal Lubrication Problems

Vaginal lubrication is fluid produced naturally within a woman's vagina. Although vaginal fluid is always present in the vagina, it generally increases upon stimulation prior to sexual intercourse. When vaginal lubrication is not sufficiently produced, vaginal dryness occurs. When the vagina lacks lubrication, sexual intercourse can be painful. To learn about treatments for vaginal lubrication and dryness, take a look at the question below that have been answered by the Experts.

Is there a natural medicine to increase vaginal lubrication for a post-menopausal woman?

Many women prefer to use Bioidentical or a plant based estrogen cream as a more natural approach of obtaining estrogen as this lowers the risk of getting cancer. If a woman is uncomfortable using a bioidentical estrogen cream, there is an alternative bioidentical progesterone cream available. While some women experience a loss in sex drive post menopause, others tend to have an increased sex drive because there is no longer a worry of becoming pregnant. In some cases, a woman may have an atrophic vagina (shrinking of the vaginal cavity) that can be helped by using a hormonal cream. There are a few options for treatment of an atrophic vagina that may improve vaginal lubrication such as K-Y Jelly, Vitamin E, Zestra, and ArginMax.

What natural products help with excessive vaginal lubrication during intercourse?

Case details: Hysterectomy performed over 20 years ago.

Usually, most women experience vaginal dryness after menopause. But, if a woman has an increase in vaginal lubrication and isn't taking hormones, a vaginal infection may be the cause of this problem. Dysplasia may also be another cause for an increase in vaginal lubrication. However, this possibility is generally rare especially if there wasn’t an issue with the past few pap smears, if the last pelvic exam happened less than a year ago and if the hysterectomy was performed for a reason other than cancer.

Ph imbalances can also cause an increase in vaginal discharge. If there is a Ph issue but no infection, the vaginal gel RepHresh can generally help as it helps balance the Ph levels in the vagina. If an infection is found, antibiotics will generally treat the issue. However, this can only be correctly diagnosed after visiting a gynecologist.

What is the treatment for thick, sour smelling vaginal lubrication?

Yeast infections will usually cause the vagina to have a sour odor, decreased discharge and vaginal itching that generally occurs a few days prior to a woman's period. Bacterial infections also tend to have an unpleasant odor but the symptoms of a bacterial infection usually appear after a woman's period. Usual symptoms include a sour or fishy odor with a grey tinged discharge. The infection generally affects both a woman and her sexual partner and both experience odor and irritation. If a woman is diagnosed with a bacterial infection, the woman's sexual partner is also treated in order to prevent a recurrence of infection. However, it must be noted that while a yeast infection can be treated with Over-The-Counter medication, a doctor needs to properly diagnose a bacterial infection to treat it.

How can someone correct excessive vaginal lubrication without surgery?

Basically, there are two options to reduce vaginal lubrication. The first option is by taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl, or perhaps Claritin, if the woman experiences drowsiness using Benadryl. The second choice is to use a low dose birth control pill. The pill would need to be taken in a non-cyclic manner as a trial for a period of six months. This treatment is generally considered safe in treating problems with vaginal lubrication.

Vaginal lubrication refers to the fluids that are excreted from the vaginal walls. Many women suffer from excessive vaginal lubrication while others experience vaginal dryness. Both issues can create many questions and concerns. To learn more about vaginal lubrication, ask an Expert to provide medical clarity and suggestions for possible treatments based on your individual case.
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