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Estring (estradiol) - how long can you take it?

Estring (estradiol) - how long can you take it?

Forever: There is no reason to stop Estring (estradiol) except not needing it any longer. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Estradiol Vaginal Ring (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Estring (estradiol) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Estring (estradiol) allergy?

Allergy: estring is a method of hormone replacement therapy. Any abnormal reaction occurring Within an hour of administration of this medication could represent an allergy ...Read more

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With estring (estradiol) - how long can you leave it out?

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

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Should you use progesterone with estring (estradiol)?

Should you use progesterone with estring (estradiol)?

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

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Can the estring (estradiol) cause cervical cancer?

Can the estring (estradiol) cause cervical cancer?

Unclear question: Hpv infection, early age at inercourse, multiple sexual partners, smoking, heredity and malnutrition are causative factors. ...Read more

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Can the estring (estradiol) caused uterine cancer?

Can the estring (estradiol) caused uterine cancer?

No: No, the dose of estrogen in Estring (estradiol) is so small it does not affect the uterine lining. It only works in the vagina and perhaps the bladder. ...Read more

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At 68, can vaginal exams stop? Am on Vivelle (estradiol) Dot 5mg. Had a total hysterectomy in '89

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At 68, can vaginal exams stop? Am on Vivelle (estradiol) Dot 5mg. Had a total hysterectomy in '89

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 more

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Was diagnosed with having thin vaginal tissue (not related to menopause, long story) how long will tissue take to repair itself without estrace (estradiol)?

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

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Are estrace (estradiol) pills taken vaginally?

Are estrace (estradiol) pills taken vaginally?

Sometimes: Sometimes estrogen is given vaginally when women suffer from atrophy, dry vagina, with menopause. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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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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Is it normal to have brown vaginal discharge while on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) bcp?

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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Having unusual vaginal bleeding. I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills but I didn't regulate my timing on taking it. Is this the cause of the bleeding.?

Having unusual vaginal bleeding. I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills but I didn't regulate my timing on taking it. Is this the cause of the bleeding.?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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IF you have vaginal atrophy and have a total estrogen of 134, progesterone 13.6 and estradiol of 13.0 but still feel bad what hormone is off.?

IF you have vaginal atrophy and have a total estrogen of 134, progesterone 13.6 and estradiol of 13.0 but still feel bad what hormone is off.?

Feel bad how exactly: What are your symptoms exactly that you are describing as "feel bad"? Are you on hormone prescriptions? When did you go through menopause? ...Read more

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I am on nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills for 2mos now and I noticed I am having thick odorless yellowish vaginal discharge. Is it still normal?

I am on nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills for 2mos now and I noticed I am having thick odorless yellowish vaginal discharge. Is it still normal?

Discharge: Birth control pills can thicken the cervical mucus and because on the pill your body's hormones will change you might also experience a change in vaginal discharge. However any discharge that is not white, that is accompanied by itching or burning or an odor can signal a vaginal infection. If it is bothersome you should definitely see a health care provider. ...Read more

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Is it true that Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) reduces infections, diseases and vaginal cancer?

Is it true that Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) reduces infections, diseases and vaginal cancer?

No: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can reduce bleeding and cramping during the period, reduces the chance of getting ovarian cysts, and reduces the risk of getting ovarian cancer like all birth control pills should. ...Read more

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Dark brown vaginal discharged for 3 days now & I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills. The only sexual stuff I had was fingering. I've also had an abnormal pap's test.

Dark brown vaginal discharged for 3 days now & I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills. The only sexual stuff I had was fingering. I've also had an abnormal pap's test.

Breakthrough: Bleeding mixed with cervical mucous. It is possible that the vagina was scrathed during finger manipulation. The brown discharge is from old blood. The abnormal PAPs must be carefully monitored. ...Read more

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On trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control, brown vaginal discharge, unprotected sex?

On trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control, brown vaginal discharge, unprotected sex?

Could be normal: This is likely just a slight discharge during your cycle. If you are wondering if you are pregnant, take a test! ...Read more

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Iam 22 years old and I am suffering from dysfunctional uterine bleedin from the past 6 months. Iam using ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g but still im having vaginal discharge?

Are u still bleeding: The vaginitis may be related to blood in the vagina but more likely there is bacterial vaginosis which may be unrelated to the problem for which u r on the pill. A drug called metronizadole can help if it is vaginitis. If u wear a thong that can serve to bring bacteria from the back to the front. Good luck, you'll improve, they are likely unrelated phenomenon. ...Read more

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24yo 4mos on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Having PMS symps 3 weeks before period due (2/10) & metallic vaginal smell. Also on ceftin- possible side effect? Hpt was neg.

24yo 4mos on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Having PMS symps 3 weeks before period due (2/10) & metallic vaginal smell. Also on ceftin- possible side effect? Hpt was neg.

Partial answer: This isn't area of expertise--but I do know that Ceftin (cefuroxime) does produces metallic smell in secretions, often leaves that kind of taste in the mouth, too. Sorry I can't help beyond that! ...Read more

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Right upper thigh sore spot X1 week. No bruise/trauma. On IVF meds: progesterone IM & vaginal, estradiol vaginal. Any thoughts on cause?

Right upper thigh sore spot X1 week. No bruise/trauma. On IVF meds: progesterone IM & vaginal, estradiol vaginal. Any thoughts on cause?

Not meds: Your IVF Meds are not causing this unless you are doing injections in your thigh (are you?) Otherwise it's not a pharmacological (drug) effect. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I 've been on estrace (estradiol) since sept. For vaginal athrophy and found a breast lump in dec, benign per mri/biopsy. Should I stop estrace (estradiol)?

I 've been on estrace (estradiol) since sept. For vaginal athrophy and found a breast lump in dec, benign per mri/biopsy. Should I stop estrace (estradiol)?

Not necessarily.: If I may rephrase your question, does your breast biopsy result warrant stopping estrace (estradiol)? Answering this requires knowing your specific biopsy results, and is best answered by the doctor that ordered your biopsy and the doctor that prescribed your estrace (estradiol). ...Read more

Gynodiol (Definition)

Gynodiol is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Estring (Definition)

Estring is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more