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Vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy

Overview

Vaginal atrophy is caused by a drop in estrogen levels. This most often occurs during menopause. In normal conditions, the vaginal wall is elastic and thick, and its lining is ridged and lubricated. In vaginal atrophy, the vagina wall shrinks, and its lining becomes pale, smooth, and dry.

Review Date 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

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