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Menopause – When sex hurts

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Menopause – When sex hurts

One of the most common complaints I hear from women going through menopause is sexual discomfort “sex hurts.” The vagina and vulva are estrogen sensitive areas of the body. As estrogen levels decline in menopause, a number of changes occur. The vaginal pH increases and this can result in more infections, commonly urinary tract or bladder infections. The vaginal walls are thin and fragile so they can tear with friction. The tissue can also become less moist and distensible. Some ...

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