The vaginal dryness that you are experiencing may be due to thinning or atrophy of the mucosal lining. This can occur with age and is a common complaint of women that are going through menopause. If the degree of atrophy is enough, it can cause problems with minor bleeding
or pain with intercourse in addition to itching.
You should talk about your symptoms with your primary care physician
or gynecologist. They should be able to diagnose vaginal atrophy due to changes in the skin that can be seen on physical exam. Fortunately, topical estrogen creams can provide a great deal of relief, without providing the risk of side effects associated with taking oral hormone replacement therapy.