Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal Dryness Services Offered In King Of Prussia, PA And Marlton, NJ

Vaginal Dryness

While not always a cause for concern, vaginal dryness can diminish your sex life, cause irritation, and negatively affect your well-being. At Dr. Hormone MD in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and Marlton, New Jersey, hormone pellet specialists offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to eliminate vaginal dryness and restore your intimate health. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to learn more.

Vaginal Dryness Q & A

What is vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is a condition that often results due to an age-related decline in estrogen levels. It can cause bothersome and painful symptoms when not addressed. Fortunately, hormone treatment at Dr. Hormone MD can ease these and other bothersome symptoms to restore natural vaginal lubrication.

What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness?

The most common symptoms of vaginal dryness are pain during sex and difficulty having sex due to reduced vaginal lubrication. You might also experience vaginal itchiness, bleeding during sex, and more frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs). See your Dr. Hormone MD specialist at the first sign of a problem.

What are the risk factors for vaginal dryness?

Declining estrogen levels and a family history of vaginal dryness are risk factors for developing the condition. Being a woman over 40, reaching menopause, or having your uterus and ovaries removed are additional risk factors.

How is vaginal dryness diagnosed?

To determine if a hormone imbalance is causing vaginal dryness, the Dr. Hormone MD experts discuss your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle habits. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and order blood tests to determine the extent of any hormone imbalances. Then, your specialist tailors a treatment plan best suited for you.

How is vaginal dryness treated?

Bioidentical hormone therapy uses Pellcome™ pellets, oral troches, or patches. These treatments restore estrogen levels, increasing your body's natural ability to lubricate your most intimate areas.

Your specialist may prescribe oral estrogen troches and vaginal creams or insert tiny rice-sized pellets beneath the skin in your upper buttocks to increase hormone levels in your body. They make a small incision to eliminate pain and the risk of visible scarring.

How long does it take to reduce vaginal dryness?

The results of hormone therapy on increased vaginal lubrication may take several weeks. Over time, you experience less pain during sex, reduced dryness, less itchiness and irritation, and fewer UTIs.

Your provider replaces the pellets every few months to achieve long-lasting results. If you have questions or experience new symptoms, schedule follow-up visits with Dr. Hormone MD in person or virtually via the telehealth option.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hormone MD by phone or online today to reduce vaginal dryness using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.