Vaginal atrophy. Why didn't someone warn me?



  • positive3negativepositive3negative Member Posts: 321
    Hi Nellie,
    Thank you for the compliment. :D

    Happy for you to share it. You can also find it at my blog, if that's easier for you. 
  • ShorelleShorelle Member Posts: 80
    Does it happen to everyone? Im yet to experience this but I guess its coming. 
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 1,625

    Vaginal atrophy can happen naturally to any woman as she ages. It's also a known side effect of Femara although like most things, the degree may vary widely. For older women like me, there is the murky uncertainty of whether it's "normal" or completely a side effect or, more likely, an uncertain element of both!  What you choose or can do about it (the Mona Lisa treatment may not be as effective if you are having hormonal treatment) is also variable. Many find a lubricant sufficient.  I don't have some of the side effects @positive3negative describes in her blog so am less urgently seeking a correction. More details are available through the private group, but like so much else this is horses for courses territory and what suits one may not suit another.

  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,406
    Not everyone gets vaginal atrophy @Shorelle ; and the best thing to help it is use. So sorting out dryness issues is so important. It's  sonething that can happen to all women post menopause but not all. 
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