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Estring (Overview)

Estring is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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

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

Estring (Overview)

Estring is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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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

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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

Dr. William Singer
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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