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Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), or vaginal atrophy, refers to a combination of distressing and uncomfortable vaginal and urinary symptoms, including pain during intercourse and urinary incontinence. This syndrome is the result of declining estrogen levels, typically after menopause, which causes the vaginal walls to atrophy, becoming thin, dry and inflamed.
Symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal burning
- Vaginal discharge
- Genital itching
- Burning with urination
- Urgency with urination
- Frequent urination
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Light bleeding after intercourse
- Discomfort with intercourse
- Decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity
- Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
FAQS: Treatments for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause in Denver, CO at Aguirre Specialty Care
How do I know if I have genitourinary syndrome of menopause?
Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre will carefully assess your symptoms and perform a comprehensive exam to determine if you suffer from this condition. Diagnostic tools include a pelvic exam, urine test and acid balance test.
What are the treatments for vaginal atrophy?
The goal of any urogenital treatment is to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life. The key to relief for vaginal atrophy is the restoration of vaginal health, or vaginal rejuvenation! Aguirre Specialty Care specializes in urogynecological health and offers a leading range of state-of-the-art treatments which work to stimulate vaginal tissue, boost blood flow and promote neo-collagenases and neovascularization. Such advanced treatments include FemiLift™ laser vaginal resurfacing, The O-Shot® platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and LEO®, a combination treatment with FemiLift and The O-Shot.
Other treatment options for urogenital syndrome include vaginal dilators, topical estrogen cream, vaginal estrogen suppository, vaginal estrogen ring, and vaginal estrogen tablets. If symptoms are more systemic and associated with other signs of menopause, such as hot flashes, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be recommended. Aguirre Specialty Care works closely with Milestone Preventive Medicine to treat hormonal imbalances in women.
How can I get started with treatment for urogenital syndrome at Aguirre Specialty Care?
Please call 303-322-0500 or request a personal consultation online today!