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Menopause

Thinning labia

10/26/2006

Question:

I am a 46 year old perimenopausal woman and I have noticed significant thinning of the labia in the past year. ( By the matter, if it matters, I am a very lean woman). I have tried Estrace, Vagifem, Estriol oil and testosterone cream-all to no avail. Any suggestions? It really bothers me! Thank you!

Answer:

Loss of fat tissue under the skin is part of aging.  There is not much that can be done about it.  You may notice that it is easier to see your veins through the skin in other parts of your body as well.  It is all part of the same process. It is more noticeable in lean women.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati