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Estradiol Vaginal Ring Medication
Estradiol is the shortened version of 17 beta estradiol, a naturally occurring sex hormone in the estrogen family. In fact, it is the most active and the most prevalent of the three main Estrogens in reproductive age women. In women, it decreases dramatically after menopause. Estradiol is also present in ...Read more
What do you mean: The Estring (estradiol) is designed to deliver estrogen to the vagina for a three month interval. It needs a liquid environment to allow this passage. If the ring comes out, rinse it out, allow to dry in a clean place (a dish would be ok) and then go to your gynecologist for reinsertion if there is a reasonable time left in its three month cycle. ...Read more
Depends: If you have a uterus and use Estring (estradiol) then yes, you need Progesterone to prevent development of uterine cancer, or precancerous changes of the endometrium (uterine lining) . But depending on what type of symptoms you have, Progesterone may be helpful, even if you don't have a uterus. ...Read more
Am feeling "jittery, " irritable, tearful at times. Had cortisone shots both shoulders 6 weeks ago. Also use estring (estradiol) & testosterone cream. Cause?
Depends . . .: Tricky question to answer bc depends upon definitions. Pelvic/vaginal exams are separate from Pap smears which look for cervical cancer. Assuming total hysterectomy (TH) for non-cancerous reasons, there's no further need for Pap smears. Common misunderstanding that TH includes removing ovaries - this is not true, as it only refers to removing whole uterus. If ovaries removed too then stop pelvic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnosed with having thin vaginal tissue (not related to menopause, long story) how long will tissue take to repair itself without estrace (estradiol)?
Depends: It depends on what is the cause. If you have eliminated the cause of your thinned vaginal skin and you are producing normal amounts of natural hormones, then you should notice improvement within 2 weeks. Nevertheless, i would follow the recommendation of the doctor that prescribed estrace, (estradiol) as I do not really have enough information to assess your disease process. ...Read more
0.1 mg of estrace (estradiol) vaginal 2 times a week for 30 days, is this a30 day or 90 day supply?
Estrace (estradiol) vaginal: 0.8mg would be a 30 day supply. ...Read more
Partial hyst, 50 and smoker trying to quit. What the my risks taking vaginal estrogen like vagifem or estrace (estradiol)?
Little Risk: Vagifem are estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream act locally. Without a Family History of breast cancer, the risk is very little. You should try to quit smoking to decrease your risk of lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you had a partial hysterectomy. If you mean you still have a cervix, then you may get some spotting if your cervix has endometrial cells. ...Read more
Clomid thinned out my linning now RE has prescribed Estrace (estradiol). How fast does it work ? Which is more effective oral or vaginal?
Oral: Oral more effective for your situation. Best of luck with this. ...Read more
I am on estrace (estradiol) for vaginal dryness.I put it on only topically, can I also just put it on my anus topically as well?It is also dry
Estrace (estradiol): Please use only as directed by your physician. The vaginal lining and that or your anus are completely different. You could get significant absorption of this drug into your bloodstream if applied to your anus. Talk with you doctor. ...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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for a year. Taking continuous & suddenly gained 13lbs in 2 months!! Zero libido. Very vaginally dry. Do I need to switch? If so, to
Expected results: the way birth control pills work is by suppressing both female and male hormones. Low sex drive is part of suppressed testosterone and vaginal dryness from low estrogen. Weight gain is a well known side effect of birth control pills including Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Check with gynecologist which birth control pills may be best for you or discuss with him alternatives to birth control pills ...Read more
Is it normal to have brown vaginal discharge while on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) bcp?
Can happen: It's common to have "break through bleeding" while on birth control pills. Taking the pills more exactly at the same time from day to day can help decrease the spotting. Setting your cell phone alarm may help. If the spotting continues, you can try a higher estrogen pill or a pill that doesn't change the Progesterone dose from row to row. ...Read more
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