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Vaginal Dryness

Screening and Tests for Vaginal Dryness

Screening for vaginal dryness requires a physical examination. A pelvic exam will reveal if the walls of the vagina are reddened, pale or becoming thin. A medical history helps the doctor determine if the cause is related to irritants, medications or other causes so he can prescribe the best treatment.

The tests for vaginal dryness include:

  • Hormone tests to show if levels of estrogen are low
  • Urine tests to check for infection
  • A wet prep test, also called the vaginitis test or wet mount test, detects infections of the vagina not related to the urinary tract
  • Pap test to rule out cancer

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