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Vaginal dryness


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Symptoms of vaginal dryness include a sore and itchy vagina, pain during sex and needing to pee more than usual.

Causes of vaginal dryness include changes to your hormone levels and cleaning your vagina with perfumed soaps or washes.

You can usually treat vaginal dryness yourself with things like vaginal moisturisers, water-based lubricants, and unperfumed soaps and washes.

Vaginal dryness is when your vagina is less lubricated than normal. It's a common problem that many women have at some point in their lives.

Page last reviewed: 30/12/2021
Next review due: 30/12/2024