Sometimes an uncomfortable topic for women to discuss with their healthcare provider, vaginal atrophy due to menopause can be associated with vaginal symptoms
Vaginal atrophy is a condition characterized by thinning, drying, or inflammation of the vagina. It occurs most often after menopause, when the body decreases the amount of estrogen it produces. Women with vaginal atrophy may experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms, such as pain during sex, vaginal itching, or burning. The condition is known by a few different names, including vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) or atrophic vaginitis.