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How long does it take estrace (estradiol) cream to work?

How long does it take estrace (estradiol) cream to work?

2 weeks: It takes a few weeks to feel the effects Estrace (estradiol) has on the vagina for vaginal atrophy or dryness. ...Read more

Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
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Can you use estrace (estradiol) cream if you are a smoker?

Yes, you can, but: Because estrogens increase your risk of developing cancer of the uterus the risk may be greater if you smoke (especially in women over 40 years of age. Quit smoking, ask your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What should I expect to happen to my body if I am using estrace (estradiol) cream?

What should I expect to happen to my body if I am using estrace (estradiol) cream?

Vagina healthier: 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

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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?

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?

Various: It really depends on the symptoms the Estrace cream is being used to treat. Natural oils such as olive oil, over the counter replens, a broken open vitamin e capsules can all provide lubrication. Use of low dose Estrace cream isn't associated with any serious risks. ...Read more

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Is estrace (estradiol) cream better than vagifem?

Is estrace (estradiol) cream better than vagifem?

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

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Can you use estrace cream and metrogel at the same time?

NO: NO. Chemical interaction can occur. Hold off on the Estrace and use Metrogel (vaginal?) if discharge persists. ...Read more

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Is the purpose of vag estrace cream to give you more daily discharge?

Is the purpose of vag estrace cream to give you more daily discharge?

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

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Is there anything wrong with taking the pill estradiol. 05mg along with estrace cream 1%?

Possibly: This may reperesent an excess dose of estrogen. One product or the other should be used first to see if menopausal symptoms are relieved in order to keep the estrogen dose to a minimum. ...Read more

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Which dose is stronger...10mcg or 0.1mg? I am comparing vagifem and estrace (estradiol) cream

1000: 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

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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?

Premarin (conjugated estrogens): Premarin (conjugated estrogens) cream is al alternative to estrace. Your doctor needs to confirm the post menopausal atrophy is the cause if the itching otherwise hormone cream will not work. ...Read more

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Can you use estrace (estradiol) cream and monistat?

Not @ the same iime: Use the Monistat to treat the yeast infection and then resume the Estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream- separately. ...Read more

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Just finished metro gel for BV. When can I start estrace cream again?

Vaginitis: Once symptoms of infection are no more there, you can restart estrace cream ...Read more

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Age 53 with stage 2 cystocele. Why would my Urogyn offer only PT and estrace cream as a solution?

Age 53 with stage 2 cystocele. Why would my Urogyn offer only PT and estrace cream as a solution?

Cystocele: These are the best methods of treatment at this stage. I think you have a very conservative OBGyn as most of them would probably suggest surgery instead of giving you a chance with conservative therapy ...Read more

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Will estrace cream slow/stop progression of cystocele or do I need to take estrogen in pill form?

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

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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

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How does estrace cream help stop progression of bladder prolapse?

How does estrace cream help stop progression of bladder prolapse?

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

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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

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How long do you have to wait to use estrace cream after you used Monistat 1 (tioconazole)?

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Does using estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream cause hip pain?

Hip Pain: No association between use of Estrace (estradiol) use and hip pain. Many things can effect the pelvic floor muscles that females encounter. Pelvic floor dysfunction may give hip pain. ...Read more

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Can I still use Estrace cream while I am treating BV with metro gel vaginal cream?

Can I still use Estrace cream while I am treating BV with metro gel vaginal cream?

Yes: According to drugs. Com there are no identified drug interactions between Estrace cream and Metro gel vaginal cream. ...Read more

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Is postmenopausal bladder prolapse progress slowly? Only using estrace cream for HRT.

Is postmenopausal bladder prolapse progress slowly? Only using estrace cream for HRT.

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

Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
233 Doctors shared insights

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