The most common related condition of vaginal dryness is a drop in estrogen. The low hormone levels may result from menopause, but also occurs in women who have had their ovaries removed or had hysterectomies. Although not caused directly by vaginal dryness, bacterial and yeast infections are more likely in affected women. Painful sexual intercourse that cannot be relieved by a topical lubricant can give rise to emotional anxiety and lead to relationship issues.
Vulvovaginitis, an inflammation or infection of the vagina, is a closely related condition of vaginal dryness caused by a viruses, parasites, yeasts or bacteria.