Vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy is caused by a drop in estrogen levels. This most often occurs during menopause. In normal conditions, the vaginal wall is elastic and thick, and its lining is ridged and lubricated. In vaginal atrophy, the vagina wall shrinks, and its lining becomes pale, smooth, and dry.






Review Date: 7/13/2021
Reviewed By: John D. Jacobson, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- A.D.A.M., a business unit of Ebix, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
© 1997- adam.comAll rights reserved.