What is the rate of incidence for estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis?

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Women most commonly experience symptoms of estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis after menopause. However, because estrogen levels can drop for many reasons, symptoms can also appear in women who are breastfeeding or getting treated for cancer, as well as women who have had ovarian surgery or removal. Symptoms of estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis are common in postmenopausal women, though they are not a guaranteed to happen. Frequent sexual activity can help prevent symptoms associated with estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis.

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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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