Often, when a woman experiences vaginal dryness, it is because of hormonal changes associated with menopause. But what if you are a younger woman — nowhere near menopausal age — who is experiencing vaginal dryness? In this case, your gynecologist will want to look into other possible causes, including the following.
Low Estrogen Levels
Estrogen is the primary hormone that supports the production of vaginal moisture. So, if you report to your gynecologist with symptoms of vaginal dryness, the first thing they're likely to check are your estrogen levels.