Atrophic vaginitis occurs when the lining of the vagina becomes thin and fragile because of decreased estrogen levels, usually during and after menopause. Symptoms include vaginal dryness, vaginal burning and irritation, pain during sexual intercourse, and/or bleeding after sexual intercourse.
Current as of: October 13, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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