Losing the will.

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Hi . Has anyone been given vagifem and did it work? Also does anyone use any moisturizer in between the vagifem? Also I'm having anal pain I'm worried now that it is something sinister which causing bad anxiety. U was at doc yesterday but she didn't check anal. Just said my vagina was very dry and has ordered a scan and ca125 blood tests to check.

I finding this all hard to cope with

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    Hi barney

    Not really but have had pain from vaginal atrophy and of course the vagina and the rectum share a pelvic wall I think so it could very easily be related. Try to keep an open mind and wait for any results. You're bound to feel anxious, it's part of the process it seems but I'm sure all will be well. Stay positive xx

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      Hi sassy12a. Thank you very much I'm trying to stay positive. Pain seems to be coming more from backbone area area than front passage area. How did you manage your vaginal atrophy pain?

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      Hey barney

      Bhrt helped plus I use vaginal moisturiser and lubricants. The doctor can prescribe topical estrogen which apparently helps, but because I use an estrogen cream I couldn't use it. The thing is with this menopause malarkey, you genuinely end up frightened because of all of the pains and weird symptoms. I try now to just actually wait and see how things pan out, otherwise I drive myself crackers worrying constantly and Google myself to death. Any idea how long it will take to have your tests and results? Keep your chin up love xx

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      She give me vagifem its estrogen pessary for it but too early to say if it working. The ca125 ovary blood test will be few days . Pelvis and abdominal scan for ovaries be goodness knows. Not having nothing for anus pain. If no better in fee days I will have go back .

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      It will take a while for the cream to work to be honest but it should help. Yes, get your test results and go back if you're not happy. I'm sure it's a case that the doc is looking at the primary reason first maybe. I'll keep everything crossed for you xx

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    Hi Barney,

    I use have terrible pain after having a bowel movement. I no longer have the pain anymore, but it was all due to peri meno. I'm glad it went away but of course other peri symptoms came along, but I remember it being very painful during those years. I wouldn't worry too much, it's all part of peri menopause. If we worry about every thing wrong with us during meno we can literally drive ourselves crazy. This forum is and has been a huge help. Good luck and stay on board with us all.

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    there are many Things down there that can cause pain down there that are not sinister. in fact because its painful kinda rules out a lot of the bad stuff!

    several years ago I had pelvic pain and bladder pressure that radiated sharp pain to my vulva, perineum and anus . I probably had this for seven or eight months. I had every test you can imagine (ct scan, cystoscopy) and they found nothing. Turned out to be nerve pain from shingles I had down in my nether regions. hemorrhoids can also cause significant pain. dont worry.

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    Shingles for you, too! Make sure you take the new shingles vaccine. Here is a link to the two vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/zostavax/index.html.

    I took the older one ten years ago after getting shingles. I took the new one (first of two injections) about four weeks ago. BEWARE that the new vaccine has a nasty reaction for most; count on feeling as though you have the flu.

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