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How can not having enough estrogen seem like a yeast infection?

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As you get older, your level of estrogen decreases. This can cause changes in your body, like thinner skin. That can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like itching and discharge. In some cases, using a vaginal lubricant to lower friction can help. You may also want to talk to your doctor about taking a small dose of estrogen.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Don’t Assume That Itch Down There Is a Yeast Infection.”

KidsHealth.org: “Vaginal Yeast Infections.”

YeastInfection.org: “Do I Have A Vaginal Yeast Infection Or Is It Something Else?”

Health4mom.org: “Do I Have A Yeast or Bacteria Infection?”

Mayo Clinic: “Bacterial Vaginosis.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Hemorrhoids and what to do about them.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 16, 2020

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Don’t Assume That Itch Down There Is a Yeast Infection.”

KidsHealth.org: “Vaginal Yeast Infections.”

YeastInfection.org: “Do I Have A Vaginal Yeast Infection Or Is It Something Else?”

Health4mom.org: “Do I Have A Yeast or Bacteria Infection?”

Mayo Clinic: “Bacterial Vaginosis.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Hemorrhoids and what to do about them.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 16, 2020

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