Vaginal Dryness All of a Sudden? When to See a Vulvovaginal Doctor

Have you noticed recent changes in your vagina? Sudden vaginal dryness can indicate a change to the environment of your vagina. It often occurs as part of a larger problem of vaginal dysfunction. Fortunately, correct treatment can provide long-term relief from this uncomfortable problem. If you have struggled with this condition without relief, you have options. 

What Causes Sudden Vaginal Dryness?

Have you noticed that your vagina has become dry? This can happen over time, especially during menopause, but it can also happen suddenly. If you have recently developed sudden vaginal dryness, your vaginal environment has become unbalanced. Factors that contribute may include:

  • Changes in medications
  • Changes in products such as soaps or detergents
  • Dietary changes
  • Medical conditions
  • Hormonal changes

These factors can result in the same underlying cause of your dryness: altered vaginal microflora. Changes to the normal residents of your vagina can lead to a wide range of symptoms. Many doctors and even gynecologists do not recognize the extensive role played by this microflora in vaginal health. 

When Should I See A Vulvovaginal Doctor?

If your vaginal dryness appears suddenly and does not resolve within a few days, consider seeing a vulvovaginal doctor. Dr. Fowler at Fowler GN International uses special testing unavailable to most providers. He also provides treatment protocols with long-lasting results instead of temporary or ineffective methods. If you have not found relief from your vulvovaginal condition, see a specialist who understands the root cause of your issues. 

How is Vaginal Dryness Treated?

Dr. Fowler treats vaginal dryness by addressing the underlying cause. Your normal vaginal microflora is dominated by lactobacilli that feed on shed vaginal cells and keep the vaginal fluids acidic. Disturbances in the vaginal environment can lead to the overgrowth of other organisms. These problem organisms can cause irritation, dryness, or odor. These unwelcome organisms can secrete chemicals that make the vaginal fluids irritating, causing trauma to the vaginal lining that cause lead to dryness. 

Dr. Fowler uses treatment protocols tailored to your vaginal condition. Each protocol restores order and the natural balance of your vagina. With a normal balance of microflora, your vagina regulates itself and will produce more normal lubrication. A vulvovaginal doctor specializes in issues of the vulva and vagina, so they have special training in restoring healthy vaginal function. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Vaginal Dryness Treatment?

Dr. Fowler has a treatment protocol suitable for almost anyone, including those with medical conditions and those who have not seen results before. Almost anyone makes a good candidate, especially if you have struggled with incorrect diagnoses and ineffective treatments. The vast majority of vaginal symptoms have their underlying causes in an imbalance of vaginal microflora. 

Take the Next Step

The experts in vaginal health at Fowler GYN International (FGI) Phoenix, AZ specialize in the treatment of vulvovaginal conditions. The team at FGI is led by Dr. R. Stuart Fowler. Dr. Fowler is an Emeritus Mayo Clinic board-certified gynecologist.

You can reach FGI at, or by calling (480) 420-4001.

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