Vaginal Dryness Specialist
Providers at Embry Women’s Health are top providers of treatments for vaginal dryness in the Mesa and Chandler areas, helping women get the care and treatment they need to relieve painful symptoms, decrease the chances of infections, and improve their quality of life.
Vaginal Dryness Q & A
What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness?
Women with vaginal dryness will usually experience symptoms like:
- burning or itching in and around the vagina
- pain during intercourse or sometimes when using tampons
- burning sensations during urination
- increased urge to urinate
- other symptoms of irritation in or around the vagina
Vaginal dryness can increase the likelihood of developing a urinary tract or vaginal infection, so being evaluated at the first sign of any of these symptoms is important to avoid developing more serious issues.
What causes vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness is most commonly caused by a drop in the level of estrogen produced by the body, typically during menopause or as a result of breastfeeding, childbirth, douching too often, or the presence of some medical conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome. Long-term use of some medical treatments including chemotherapy for cancer can also cause vaginal dryness, and so can surgical procedures like total hysterectomy and oophorectomy, or removal of the ovaries. Any of these issues can cause the vaginal tissues to produce less natural lubrication, and they may also cause the vagina to become less elastic.
How is vaginal dryness diagnosed?
Diagnosis of vaginal dryness begins with a description of your symptoms and a review of your personal medical history, followed by a pelvic exam. Urinalysis, blood tests and other evaluations may also be prescribed to determine the cause of dryness.
What treatments are available to help relieve vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness caused by estrogen can be treated with hormone medications including pills or topical products. In some cases, laser treatment may be helpful in restoring the vaginal tissues so they produce more lubrication. Before any treatment is performed, we’ll review your options so you can make an informed decision you feel confident about.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
I first chose to come to Embry Womens Health because it was near my home and they took my insurance. I’ve been coming back because JoEllen is AMAZING! The whole office is so welcoming and comforting, I’ve moved 20 miles away and I STILL go to see JoEllen for all of my women’s healthcare. I will literally plan my days off around an appointment so I can continue being a patient here.
I can’t say enough good things about Embry Women’s Health and hope to be able to be a patient for life!
5 Stars – Yelp – 11/13/2019
I still love this place. It’s my second year as a patient here, and they still treat me so well. Every concern that I had was taken seriously and my doctor gave me some things to help with a couple of them. The office also isn’t really cold (which I’ve found to be a problem at some offices) so you won’t be freezing during your exam. She’s definitely the best doctor I have been to and recommend to every woman to look into coming here. Also, all of your test results are available online through a patient portal, and you can also schedule new appointments and fill out all of your patient information forms ahead of time on there. This makes checking in for your appointment super quick and easy.
5 Stars – Yelp – 10/31/2019
This was my first visit at this office and it was so much better then a visit I’ve had at a different gynecologist. The ladies were genuinely friendly and helpful and all very knowledgeable. They make you feel comfortable and safe. It’s so hard to find a gynecologist that fits your needs and I’m very happy to say I found mine.
5 Stars – Yelp – 4/10/2018
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Words from our patients
JoEllen is AMAZING! Not only is she professional- she makes your whole experience comfortable. If you’re looking for a professional that never judges your situation and treats you very well- I would definitely recommend this office!
5 Stars – Yelp
It is refreshing to meet a practitioner who sees the whole patient and not just a series of symptoms. JoEllen is willing to spend the time to ask questions and really listen to the responses. I have seen JoEllen several times and I have always appreciated how much time she spends with each appointment and her pragmatic approach with solutions. I feel like my health drives the appointment and not the schedule. Finding JoEllen’s practice was like finding a needle in a haystack, a caring practitioner who encourages patients to listen to their bodies and to be their own best advocate.
5 Stars – 10/11/2018
Friendly staff. JoEllen is incredibly kind, patient and answers all of my questions whenever I see her. I don’t feel like I am being rushed when I am there, it is very nice.
5 Stars – 10/4/2018
I was super impressed. NP Eva was wonderfully personable and professional. Front desk staff (thanks, Mia) was kind and thoughtful. They have snacks and drinks in the waiting room. It’s super clean and the view is lovely. It sits right on the lake at Dobson Ranch.
5 Stars – 5/24/2021
“I started seeing Joellen earlier this year and I have had nothing but good experiences every time I have gone back. She is very down to earth and listens to any concerns. I would highly recommend Embry Womens Health.”
5 stars – 09/28/2018