Vulvovaginal Disease

Investigational 17β-estradiol vaginal capsule relieves dyspareunia and vaginal dryness

June 14, 2018

The experimental agent TX-004HR effectively improved the vaginal mucosa of postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and reduced moderate-to-severe dyspareunia and vaginal dryness compared to placebo, according to results of a trial.

Does laser treatment help vulvovaginal atrophy?

May 15, 2018

A small study shows that treatment with CO2 laser induces histological changes in the epithelium and lamina propria that may result in improvement in symptoms associated with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA).

Are vaginal estradiol tablets better for VVS than OTC moisturizer or placebo?

March 27, 2018

Results of a randomized clinical trial (RCT) suggest that over-the-counter moisturizer may be just as effective as vaginal estrogen tablets for treatment of vulvovaginal symptoms (VVS) in postmenopausal women. Plus: Does a Mediterranean diet help protect bones in postmenopausal women? Also: Metformin, an oral diabetes medication, seems to reduce the likelihood of late miscarriage and premature birth in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to results of a multicenter study.