Vaginal dryness is often due to deficiency of the female hormone estrogen, frequently associated with menopause. There are many other causes of vaginal dryness. Sometimes vaginal dryness is a result of local skin conditions of the genital area. Vaginal dryness can also be a feature of systemic diseases, such as Sjögren's syndrome. Frequently, no specific cause of vaginal dryness can be identified.
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
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