Atrophic Vaginitis: A Case Study

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Atrophic Vaginitis Atrophic vaginitis affects approximately 25 to 50 percent postmenopausal women (Shen, Song, Williams, Brown, et al., 2016). According to Sullivan and Rice (2017), atrophic vaginitis referred to as vaginal atrophy that occurs with vaginal wall thinning related to decrease in estrogen levels. Therefore low estrogen levels can occur in women after menopause, with a history of bilateral oophorectomy, as well as postpartum (Krapt et al., 2015). Atrophic vaginitis is not a sexual transmitted disease since it only occurs in women due to lack of estrogen, which estrogen assists the vaginal wall to maintain thickness and elasticity through retaining the collagen with the epithelium lining along with moistness ( Krapt et al., 2015).

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