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Estrace Cream Benefits
Yes: But not necessary. Once a day is sufficient. ...Read more
Estrace (estradiol) cream, when used regularly will increase blood flow the the vulva, vagina and urethra. It will help with lubrication and increase the thickness and elasticity of the tissues. It will also help prevent both bladder and vaginal infections.
Sexual response should be improved.
There should not be any effects throughout the body unless the higher than recommended dose is used. ...Read more
I have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream 0.01%, long term, it is very expensive, is there a cheaper option, and are there serious riks involved with this?
Depends: Estrace (estradiol) is better for exterior vulvar and entrance atrophy and therefore better for intercourse discomfort. It is probably equal to vagifem for vaginal estrogenization. ...Read more
NO: NO. Chemical interaction can occur. Hold off on the Estrace and use Metrogel (vaginal?) if discharge persists. ...Read more
Yes, and more: With age, and a decrease in naturally produced estrogen from the ovaries, the vaginal walls get thinner, lose elasticity, and decrease normal production of secretions. Estrogen cream helps reverse that process. So if you were dry from lack of natural estrogen, the cream should improve the vaginal health and increase the good secretions, keeping the healthy pH balance and normal bacterial balance. ...Read more
1000 mcg make up 1 mg so
100 mcg = 0.1 mg
10 mcg = 0.01 mg
1 mcg = 0.001
so, the 0.1 mg dose is 10 times stronger than the 10 mcg dose.
I hope this helps! . ...Read more
How soon till you feel the affects of estrace vaginal cream? I used it daily for 2 wks and now am doing 3x per week and still no relief.
Relief from what?: Estrace is a estrogen cream that is design to replenish the estrogen deprived vaginal epithelium which lends suppleness and allows vaginal expansion during intercourse. Vaginal fluids can occur more readily after treatment. If the vagina has been estrogen deprived for a long period of time 3 weeks of Rx. Will not completely restore its' function. ...Read more
She has used diff creams for severe dryness whc is itchy & painful. Even estrace (estradiol) cream was used 3 nights but no effect. Can u recommend other cream?
Vaginitis: Once symptoms of infection are no more there, you can restart estrace cream ...Read more
Age 53 with stage 2 cystocele. Why would my Urogyn offer only PT and estrace cream as a solution?
Will estrace cream slow/stop progression of cystocele or do I need to take estrogen in pill form?
"Structural" problem: The cystocele is a result of the bladder support tissues (structural) weakening or failing, and not due to vaginal thinning mucosal issues which estrogen treats. It is the equivalent of a house's foundation/walls weakening (cystocele) versus the need to replace a "threadbare carpet" (vaginal mucosa estrogen Rx). ...Read more
I insert estrace (estradiol) cream at night, but then it leaks out the next day. Am I still getting the full dose of it?
Kegel exercises: Some studies have shown that estrogens help strengthen the vaginal and pelvic floor muscles which help support the weight of your bladder. However, prolonged estrogen therapy carries some risks. Also, it is beneficial to do Kegel exercises to strengthen these muscles. These consists of repeated contracting and relaxing these muscles. They are easy to do periodically throughout the day, anytime. ...Read more
Started using estrace (estradiol) cream-when it starts leaking out the next day is burning normal?
Stopped estrace cream for week to treat an infection. Do I need to start with daily for a week or can I go straight to just maintenance doses?
Estrogen vaginal: If using for a year or so, can go to. Maintenance dose. Recently started and interrupted, start over. ...Read more
Does estrace cream help with vaginal walls if you only apply it to the vulva? Basically does it find its way inside or do you put it inside also?
51yo, just given estrace (estradiol) cream. Insert suggests not smoking. I am a smoker. I thought this type was not systemic. Should I use it? Replens no help.
Talk to your MD: You need to go over this agenda with the MD who prescribed the Estrace (estradiol) cream who can clearly explain the reasons of its' use and any attendant complications, which should have been done prior to Rx. ...Read more
Yes: According to drugs. Com there are no identified drug interactions between Estrace cream and Metro gel vaginal cream. ...Read more
Monistat and Estrace (estradiol): If you can tolerate, you can stop Estrace (estradiol) cream during the short term Monistat use. Also, you can use both together, one in the morning and the other at night. ...Read more
I just started using estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream last night and have had some leakage of the cream today. Is it normal to have some burning?
Yes: That is completely normal and I would not worry about that at all. If it is bothersome, you could decrease the volume of cream that you use. I generally recommend 0.5gm at bedtime and that is such a small amount, that leakage is not a problem. ...Read more
I was prescribed estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream to apply externally. My libido, that I thought I lost returned. Is this normal, and will it last.
Estrogen topical: Without knowing your age, it is difficult to comment on the use of topical estrogen. If you are near or past menopause, topical estrogen is helpful, and if used regularly, will be effective with libido enhancement. The risks of topical estrogen are similar to injected or oral preparations if taken over time, so ask your healthcare provider for advice/ ...Read more
Postmenopause and no children. I have bladder prolapse and given estrace cream. How fast is progression? Afraid it will drop out one day w/o warning.
Not so fast:
The prolapse is a gradual process. Your bladder will not fall out without warning. You may try pelvic floor exercises, though if prolapse has occurred, the exercises may not help. Contact this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283
Surgical correction of the pelvic floor may be needed and your gynecologist should advise. ...Read more
I am now using estrace (estradiol) 0.01% cream prescribed by my doctor. I use it once a week as he directed. It does not to seem to take care of the itching?
Give it time: Your doc is trying to eliminate estrogen deficiency as the reason for the itching. Keep using it as directed & if no improvement is seen after 2 weeks, call for further evaluation. It's possible to have other conditions causing your symptoms (lichen sclerosis, yeast, dysplasia, inflammation, etc). Take care & don't forget to go back for follow-up. ...Read more
Bladder prolapse: Although Estrace cream can assist in keeping the epithelium of the vagina distensible, post menopausal bladder prolapse is more function of the lack of bladder ligament support or prior vaginal childbirth trauma. Patient's who have had multiple vaginal deliveries are more likely to see a more rapid bladder prolapse then not. ...Read more