Vaginal Atrophy

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Hi I've had vaginal atrophy for last 2 years and now find that if I try to have sex I have slight bleeding next day does anyone else have this? I can't take vagifem as I suffer badly with migraine.

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    Hi amber I suffered from vaginal autopsy for 6 years and I didnt know. its only when I changed my doctor to a female doctor she said thats what I had and gave vagifem which has really helped there is other alternatives hope you find one that suits your needs x
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    That must be distressing for you. My doctor told me that vagifem (pessaries) is only absorbed locally. ie. in the vagina. Maybe it's worth reading the online literature about it to see if it's something you can try.

    Others have suggested applying coconut oil or vitamin e capsule oil.

    I've seen a magazine advertisement recently for a non hormonal treatment, can't remember the name sorry. I'll get back to you if I find it.

    Hope you can find something to help. 

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    Hi Amber

    Not sure if you are menopausal but if so you could try HRT.  I started it 8 weeks ago and within a few weeks the total agony during sex literally evaporated!  I no longer feel like there is a boiling hot cheese grater there now!

    Good luck xx

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      Hi Zoe

      I would say give it a go if your doctor is happy to prescribe it.  I took over a year to pluck up the courage, just kept looking at it in the drawer!  This is week 8 and I do feel better than I did.  Especially in the lady department lol!  That was so painful it was wrecking my relationship.  I am hoping the libido will also improve but it can take 12 weeks for full effects.  Let me know how you get on xx

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    I had that happen to me. Is the bleeding from the vaginal walls? I believe mine was. I also have polyps so that could have been it. I have vaginal atrophy so using a cream helps.
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      I would say it's from the irritated internal walls I just want things to go back to the way it was but don't feel that's ever going to happen now 🙁Can you recommend any creams that help?

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      My doctor put me on a hydrocortizone cream but I had a tear that needed to heal. I know there are over-the-counter lubricants that help. Others have recommended Replen, although I could not find it in my area.
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