Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is used to describe a range of aggravating symptoms that affect the genitals, urinary tract, and sexual function due to a clinical state of hypoestrogenism (low estrogen levels), which occurs during menopause. It is a common occurrence in about 40% of women as they enter menopause. The symptoms can be as mild as simple vaginal dryness, which can be treated with lubricants, or as extreme as pelvic floor weakening, leading to urinary or fecal incontinence and prolapse.
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause is used to describe a range of aggravating symptoms that affect the genitals, urinary tract and sexual function.
Common signs and symptoms include:
- Vaginal dryness, itchiness, or discomfort
- Urinary incontinence
- Discomfort, pain, and/or bleeding during or after intercourse
- Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
Because there are a range of symptoms associated with this syndrome, there are also a variety of treatments available for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. Treatments can range from topical creams, and certain relaxation techniques, to non-invasive treatment to surgical solutions. Drs. KImble will work with you to define a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact us today.