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I am 47 and suffering through perimenopause as I have almost every symptom (migraines, hot flashs/cold chills, shorter periods, heavy two days periods, etc) . After taking seven months to recover from IBS and UTIs, my husband and I finally had sex. (In hindsight we should have used lubrication) Unfortunately, the sex hurt as I was very dry and a day later I had some dark blood spotting. The following week my minor soreness turned into constant and stronger pain in the vagina. I do not have any discharge and no peeing issues. Am I correct to assume this is vaginal atrophy due to perimenopause and not having sex for months? Interestingly, the pain is much worse after I take a hot shower and it hurts more to sit versus stand. I do have an appt with my OBGYN in two days - but I would love other women's thoughts on this matter. I am taking motrin and it helps some. Overall, the pain comes and goes. Thanks you so much!
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