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Endo and dryness down below

Hey!

I am experiencing serious vaginal dryness, for two days now, my period is now 2 days late (not pregnant) just wondering if anyone else has experienced the severe dryness

  1. Hey there! I’m sorry you are dealing with that. I’m sure it’s uncomfortable. Is this something new to you? Does it always act as a prelude to your period? If not, I would recommend reaching out to
    Your OBGYN and seeing what she would recommend. Sorry I’m not more help. But I wanted to at least respond. Hope you are able to talk to your dr and get some help. Bc that’s very uncomfortable. Big hugs!

    Amber (endometriosis.net team moderator)

    1. I have had it before when my period has been late, but never this bad, will defo speak to obgyn, was just wondering if it could be linked to endo or whether it was something completely seperate, was hoping other people may have had similar experiences 😀

    2. it’s so hard to know. It could possibly be linked to Endo or could be something else entirely. Please let us know what your OBGYN says when you see them!


      Amber (endometriosis.net team moderator)

  2. Hi ! I get vaginal dryness before my period. Sometimes it’s worse than others. My doctor says it’s very common to have less vaginal moisture when estrogen is low and progesterone is high — which is exactly what happens in the days before bleeding starts. I’ve also had the dryness last longer than normal when my period is late. I don’t know if it’s caused by endometriosis, directly. But people with endo often have irregular periods and hormonal fluctuations. So there could be a number of progesterone/estrogen effects going on is my guess. I’m also 41, so perimenopause is likely messing with my hormone levels.


    And lots of things make my vaginal dryness worse, including medication. The worst offender is the antihistamine in my occasional allergy meds. Certain antidepressants and hormonal birth control can also cause dryness.


    My doc suggested some over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers/suppositories if my dryness gets uncomfortable. I haven’t had to use those yet, but I do use a water-based lubricant almost every time I have sex, especially later in my cycle. But I definitely think this is worth a conversation with your doctor. Keep us updated on how things go! - Keri (endometriosis.net team member)

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