How does estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis affect the body?

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Estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis causes thinning (atrophy) of vaginal tissue due to a drop in estrogen hormones. This can cause cracks or sores in the vaginal walls, which can worsen with friction or frequent infections. Sometimes, the urinary tract is also affected by a lack of estrogen. Because estrogen helps protect against infection, women who are unprotected are more likely to contract urinary tract infections and other urinary complications.

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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.
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