I am 58 years old and have had few menopausal symptoms so decided not to take HRT.
Hi I am 58 now and have had few menopausal symptoms owever, I do have problems with dryness and irritation of the vagina which also makes intercourse difficult and painful, which I understand is due to lack of oestrogen. What alternatives are there to manage this problem?
@sargun Hi As you may know the cause of this problem is part of the aging process where the vaginal lining becomes thinner in the absence of oestrogen. You can be prescribed oestrogen vaginal cream or pessaries which act locally and are not usually absorbed systemically. This helps with the urogenital symptoms that some women experience and provides the additional oestrogen to the vagina that will ease the dryness and irritation problem. You may also wish to use a vaginal bioadhesive moisturising product such as Replens which helps with lubrication and can be bought from a pharmacy.