What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?
In many cases, women have vaginal dryness when estrogen hormone levels decrease. Treatments for other conditions can also cause this symptom. Vaginal dryness can result from:
- Breastfeeding and childbirth
- Cancer treatments including chemotherapy and hormonal therapy
- Medications including allergy and cold drugs
- Removal of the ovaries
- Sjogren’s syndrome (an autoimmune disorder that can cause dryness throughout the body)