VA is a common genital condition, affecting up to 40%-57% of postmenopausal women with some report showing a prevalence up to 90%.
Up to 70% of patients affected by breast cancer present menopausal symptoms following chemotherapy or aromatase inhibitors treatments.
15% of the female population experiences symptoms of VAbefore menopause.
Vaginal dryness is the most prevalent and bothersome symptom as it affects up to 93% of women with VA. 1-4
Vulvovaginitis is a common problem. It usually presents with itching and vaginal discharge.
The likely causes differ in girls, women and postmenopausal women. Most women will experience at least one episode in their lifetime.
The symptoms of vulvovaginitis include discharge, itch, pain, odor, dysuria and dyspareunia.
Common causes include candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis and skin diseases affecting the vulva. 5
Vulvodynia is a chronic painful disorder with an estimated prevalence of 9-12%. A rising incidence of the condition constitutes a growing problem.
The pain often is described as “burning,” but it may be irritating, sharp, prickly, or, occasionally, pruritic, and it can be mild to severe.6