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Vaginal Atrophy


Vaginal Atrophy (Atropic Vaginitis)

Vaginal atrophy, or atrophic vaginitis, is characterized by the thinning and drying of the vaginal walls. It develops as a result of decreased estrogen levels, and affects approximately 50% of postmenopausal women. Many women will experience pain during sex, but additional urinary symptoms may develop.

Most Common Symptoms

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Vaginal burning and/or itching 

  • Vaginal discharge

  • Burning with urination

  • Urgency with urination

  • Frequent urination

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Spotting or bleeding

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