Not sure how to get the conversation going? Check out the tips below so that your doctor can get you the relief you need!
Highlight or check off the symptoms you've experienced below. Print the checklist and bring it to your next appointment.
In the days or weeks leading up to your appointment, pay attention to your symptoms and how they are affecting you. You may want to make notes to bring to the clinic. Ask yourself a few questions:
It may feel awkward to talk about vaginal discomfort out loud. But keep in mind that "vagina" is a term your doctor or healthcare professional is used to hearing. More importantly, it's a part of the body he or she is used to examining and treating.
Write down your questions about VA or specific symptoms or treatments before you go to your appointment so you don't forget to ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.
Tell your doctor or nurse practitioner that your symptoms are distressing, and ask about mess-free treatment options that can help you.
Print off these tips and bring them to your next doctor appointment.download & print
Even though visits with doctors sometimes feel quick, it's important to talk to your doctor or healthcare professional about VA, especially since it will not go away on its own.
of women experience vaginal dryness