Kraurosis Vulvae caused by Menopause

Kraurosis Vulvae: A Menopause Cause

Kraurosis vulvae, also known as atrophic vulvitis, is a condition that affects many women during menopause. It is caused by hormone changes that lead to thinning and inflammation of the skin that covers the vulva. The condition can be uncomfortable and cause symptoms such as itching and burning. In severe cases, it can also lead to painful sex.

Kraurosis vulvae affects the vulva which is the area between a woman’s legs and genitals. The vulva includes the labia majora and labia minora. The labia minora is the inner lips of the vulva and the labia majora is the outer lips. The condition is caused by a decrease in hormones, such as estrogen, that are responsible for keeping the skin moist and elastic. As a result of the decrease in hormone levels, the skin of the vulva can become thin, dry and irritated, causing various symptoms.

Effects of Kraurosis Vulvae:

  • Itching and burning sensation on the vulva
  • Pain and discomfort during sex
  • Painful urination and intercourse
  • Abnormal discharge or bleeding
  • Cracks or tears at the opening of the vagina
  • Painful scarring of the vulva
  • Changes in urinary or sexual function
  • Vaginal dryness

Treatment for kraurosis vulvae involves treating the underlying cause - hormonal imbalances due to menopause. This can be done by taking hormone replacement therapy, over-the-counter vaginal lubricants to relieve dryness, and topical creams to reduce irritation. In some cases, laser treatment (vulvar rejuvenation) may help reduce the effects of kraurosis vulvae.