Discussions about sex are often uncomfortable, especially pertaining to the problems people face. Similarly, talking about medical issues about reproductive organs, whether internal or external, are also not the ones people engage in. This is one of the biggest reasons why many people keep the reproductive health issues to themselves, till the point that it escalates and leads to something that cannot do without immediate medical attention.
One thing that needs to be understood is the fact that such problems are also healthcare issues and handling them becomes easier when they are approached as pure healthcare issues with no embarrassment, guilt or discomfort.
When one considers the topic of sexual and reproductive health as an uncomfortable thing to deal with, women have their own set of problems, one of them being vulvovaginal atrophy. Because of the stigma attached with sex and sexuality, it is an underreported condition which goes untreated. The condition is associated with symptoms caused due to a decrease in estrogenization of the vaginal tissue.
In simple terms, when a woman’s level of estrogen hormone declines significantly, some cellular changes take place in the genitals, causing the vaginal tissue to become dry and lose its elasticity.
The condition shows symptoms like vaginal dryness, irritation, postcoital bleeding (bleeding after intercourse), and soreness, it also shows urinary symptoms like frequency, urgency, and urge incontinence.
Vulvovaginal atrophy is mostly premenopausal, but may occur in women of any age. In cases that are not menopausal, it may resolve spontaneously when the estrogen levels are restored back to normal.
When they do not, you must visit an expert who will be able to help you out. The condition needs treatment because if left untreated, being involved in sexual activities can become very difficult and painful. It creates problems with lubrication because the vaginal walls secrete less fluid and the friction caused by intercourse may cause tearing and bleeding in the vagina.
In such situations, it is important to seek medical intervention. Dr. Srinivas Madhavaram, is one of the most efficient doctors in Hyderabad, dealing with conditions of sexual and reproductive health in both men and women. He is the best in his area of expertise. You can book a consult or an appointment to understand your condition better.