Vaginal atrophy (also known as atrophic vaginitis, vulvovaginal atrophy, or urogenital atrophy) is an inflammation of the vagina (and the outer urinary tract) due to the thinning of the vaginal mucosa. This results in symptoms of vaginal discomfort, vaginal burning, urinary complaints, and painful intercourse. The most common cause of vaginal atrophy is a decrease in estrogen which happens naturally as women age. This condition naturally occurs, but can occur in other circumstances that result in decreased estrogen such as breastfeeding and the use of certain medications.

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