Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
What is genitourinary syndrome of menopause?
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is term that is used to describe the genital and sexual symptoms associated with menopause, as well as the signs associated with physical changes of the vagina, vulva and lower urinary tract.
What are the causes?
Since GSM encompasses menopause, the cause is the natural process of aging for women. Menopause generally occurs during a woman’s 40s and 50s, when reproductive hormones begin to naturally decline.
What are the signs and symptoms?
The signs of genitourinary syndrome of menopause are:
- A decrease in genital moisture
- A decrease in vaginal elasticity
- Vaginal tissue fragility
- Recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)
The symptoms of GSM can include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal itching
- A burning sensation in the vagina
- Painful sex
- Decreased arousal and a decrease in orgasms
- Urinary frequency and urgency
- Dysuria, or painful/difficult urination
Treatments in Torrance, California
Dr. Shelby Morrisroe utilizes MonaLisa Touch laser treatments to address the symptoms associated with menopause. MonaLisa Touch is specifically designed to treat vaginal atrophy. If you are live in the South Bay area and you suffer from the symptoms listed above, schedule a consultation with Dr. Morrisroe. She will assess your symptoms and will ensure that you receive the proper treatment and care. To schedule, give us a call at (310) 542-0199 or use our online scheduling form.Schedule
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