Harvard Women's Health Watch

Can laser therapy help with vaginal and urinary issues after menopause?

The procedure can improve symptoms such as vaginal dryness, mild urinary incontinence, and discomfort during sex. Many postmenopausal women suffer from a number of nagging symptoms, ranging from vaginal dryness and atrophy to mild urinary incontinence and pain with intercourse. Specialists refer to this collection of symptoms as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), which can result in general discomfort and a loss of sexual intimacy, says Dr. Roger Lefevre, an instructor in…

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