How does estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis affect my quality of life?

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most women who are diagnosed with estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis are anxious or embarrassed of their symptoms because they can cause a decrease in sexual activity and general discomfort. Symptoms such as vaginal inflammation, sores, or dryness may lower a woman's desire for sexual intimacy, which can affect her mood, health, and personal relationships. Similarly, symptoms of estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis may affect the urinary tract, causing frequent or painful urination, urinary tract infections, or urinary incontinence. However, with daily treatment of symptoms, many women with estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis are able to manage their symptoms and enjoy daily activities.

Continue Learning about Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.