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Name: Jane

I am 43 and was told in 1999 that I was all the way through the change. I just had my pap and was told I have atrophy which they said is shrinking of the cervix. Is this normal and is there anything I can do to slow down the process or stop it?
is it happening due to a lack of sex or does that have anything to do with it?
Thank You,

You are now age 43 and apparently told that you are menopausal. This means that you are not producing any hormones from the ovaries. These hormones are estrogens, progesterone and testosterone.
Lack of estrogen causes the cervix to shrink and the vaginal lining to dry up. You need a doctor to write a prescription for Vaginal estrogen cream (Estrace) or tablets (Vagfem) or vaginal ring (Estring). The situation is not due to lack of sex and intercourse will be better after you have the vagina healthy again.

Phillip Warner, M.D.
Power Surge Medical Consultant
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