Menopause is when a woman, usually between the ages of 45 and 55, stops having menstrual periods and her ovaries stop releasing eggs, too. It is also a stage in a woman’s life when she experiences a hormonal shift and this can result in a sore vagina.
The main cause of a sore vagina is a decline in estrogen. This can occur during menopause, as well as other times like after chemotherapy or hormonal therapy for the treatment of cancer, and after the removal of ovaries, among others. Without sufficient estrogen, the vaginal tissue gets thinner and eventually dries out. It loses its elasticity, becomes more fragile and gets injured easily.
A woman will notice a thinning of the vagina, not unlike a parchment paper. Intercourse will also be painful. Bleeding during intercourse might also be experienced.
Laser treatment can reverse these changes by thickening the vaginal tissue and restoring good blood flow and collagen. With MonaLisa Touch, the vagina can be renewed back to its state pre-menopause.