Vaginal Dryness Specialist

Advanced Gynecology & Surgery

OB/GYNs located in Brooklyn, NY

You might have noticed that you don’t enjoy intercourse like you did before without the use of extra lubrication. Faina Akselrod, MD, FACOG, FACS, and Genia Bekker, MD, FACOG, FACS, of Advanced Gynecology & Surgery in Brooklyn, New York, are experts in dealing with vaginal dryness. Dr. Akselrod and Dr. Bekker are ready to answer your personal questions in a relaxed atmosphere at their office. If you’re in or around the New York City area, call the office in Sheepshead Bay today to schedule your appointment, or you can book it online.

Vaginal Dryness Q & A

Advanced Gynecology & Surgery

What is vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness, also called feminine dryness, happens when your body isn’t producing enough estrogen to keep the lining of your vagina well lubricated. Women of any age can suffer from vaginal dryness, although women transitioning to menopause notice vaginal dryness as a symptom. The expert doctors at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery provide you with treatment options that fit your lifestyle and needs.

What causes vaginal dryness?

Low estrogen is the biggest cause of vaginal dryness. Many factors cause estrogen levels to drop either temporarily or permanently. Some of the factors include:

  • Menopause
  • Childbirth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer treatments
  • Removal of ovaries
  • Smoking

Ask Dr. Bekker and Dr. Akselrod for more information about other causes of lower estrogen and how you’re at risk for developing feminine dryness.

What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness?

You’ll notice vaginal dryness the most during intercourse, which turns painful and could lead to light bleeding afterward from minuscule tears in your vagina. The tiny tears allow bacteria to enter your body and potentially cause infections such as urinary tract infections.

You might also have soreness, itchiness, or burning in and around your vagina.

How can I treat vaginal dryness?

Creams and lubricants are the most popular treatment for vaginal dryness. The products moisten the vaginal area for up to several hours. Topical estrogen, which is available in tablets, creams, and suppositories, reduces vaginal dryness symptoms by increasing estrogen to the area. Some natural remedies reportedly increase estrogen levels as well. Some natural treatments include:

  • Soybeans
  • Wild yam
  • Black cohosh

Drs. Akselrod and Bekker work with you in developing a treatment plan to resolve your symptoms of vaginal dryness.

Ask the team at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery for more information during your consultation after you book online or call to schedule your appointment.