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Hello All!

This might be a taboo topic, but this has always felt like a safe space to ask questions. I had VSG surgery three months ago, and I'm down 50 pounds which is very exciting. My question is, has anyone else experienced vaginal dryness after surgery?! It's dry as the Sahara desert down there, regardless of solo play or with my partner, which was the complete opposite pre-op! I don't know if I'm dehydrated, or maybe my hormones are just off right now. Any thoughts? Thank you 🙂

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Sounds like it could be an hormonal issue, that is. assuming you are not experiencing dryness anywhere else (mouth, eyes, nose, skin). In any event it may be worthwhile checking in with your doctor to check it out.

I don't know your age but is it possible that perimenopause could be the issue?

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47 minutes ago, Hop_Scotch said:

Sounds like it could be an hormonal issue, that is. assuming you are not experiencing dryness anywhere else (mouth, eyes, nose, skin). In any event it may be worthwhile checking in with your doctor to check it out.

I don't know your age but is it possible that perimenopause could be the issue?

I'm only 29! I hope it's not early menopause.

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7 minutes ago, carpeediem said:

I'm only 29! I hope it's not early menopause.

At 29, with the absence of any other symptoms it is unlikely to be early menopause, I only asked the question because I didn't know your age.

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My advice would be to drink more Water and start working out. Sex drive and all the juices in high gear after a leg/body workout.

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Another thought for you to consider - Have you changed any bath, shower or clothes washing products in the past few months? Even the toilet paper we wipe ourselves with can cause dryness. During Covid in the UK we had a shortage of toilet paper and I had a similar problem. I started using one with coconut oil in or Aloe Vera and have no problems now. I hope you get this sorted soon

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I agree - hormones are likely out of whack, and you may well be dehydrated. But, if you have started/changed any medications that could also be the cause.

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On 6/12/2022 at 4:28 AM, carpeediem said:

Hello All!

This might be a taboo topic, but this has always felt like a safe space to ask questions. I had VSG surgery three months ago, and I'm down 50 pounds which is very exciting. My question is, has anyone else experienced vaginal dryness after surgery?! It's dry as the Sahara desert down there, regardless of solo play or with my partner, which was the complete opposite pre-op! I don't know if I'm dehydrated, or maybe my hormones are just off right now. Any thoughts? Thank you 🙂

I have had the same issue, I notice that days I don't hit my Water intake is worse than days I do.

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