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Talking About Vaginal Changes Due to Menopause: Could This Be Me?
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word menopause? Most likely you thought of hot flashes, but there are other symptoms women don’t talk about as much. We’re talking about changes in your vagina after menopause.
Wait—Keep reading! Certain vaginal changes are common after menopause. These changes may lead to painful intercourse. If you’ve wondered if you’re the only one feeling this symptom, take heart. You’re not alone.
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Because you haven’t had a menstrual period in over a year, and you’ve been experiencing vaginal pain associated with intercourse, Osphena may be able to help.
Discover some tips on talking about painful sex with your partner as well as discussing with your healthcare provider whether Osphena could be right for you.
Because you indicated that you’re not experiencing any vaginal pain related to intercourse, Osphena may not be right for you. Osphena works to treat painful intercourse due to menopause.
Because you’ve had a menstrual period in the last year, Osphena may not be right for you. However, since you indicated that you’re experiencing vaginal pain, it’s recommended that you talk to your healthcare provider. Get some tips on talking about painful sex and starting the conversation.
Because you’ve had a menstrual period in the last year, and also indicated that you’re not experiencing any vaginal pain related to intercourse, Osphena may not be right for you. Osphena works to treat painful intercourse, due to menopause.
If you answered Sometimes or Always on any of the questions above, you should talk to your doctor to see if you may be living with moderate to severe painful intercourse due to menopause, a common and treatable condition called dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh). Unlike hot flashes that may go away in time, pain during intercourse due to menopause may get worse if left untreated. Why wait? There’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Remember: You’re not alone.
Ask your doctor about FDA-approved Osphena™ (ospemifene). Osphena is the only non-estrogen oral pill used to treat moderate to severe painful intercourse, a symptom of changes in and around your vagina, due to menopause.
Osphena may increase the risk for cancer of the lining of the uterus, stroke, and blood clots. Side effects may include hot flashes, muscle spasms, vaginal discharge, and increased sweating. Treatment should be prescribed for the shortest duration given the individual patient goals and risks. Read the detailed Important Safety Information for Osphena on this Web page below.
If you answered Never to most of the questions, remember that vaginal health is important. Start the conversation with your doctor now to learn what to expect after menopause.