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Estrogen Cream Vaginal Agent
I'm a 51-year BC survivor (9 yrs), post chemopause, experiencing severe vaginal dryness and atrophy. Is an estrogen cream a safe option to consider?
How long does it take for vaginal estrogen cream to be absorbed? (eg how long after applying it can I use the bathroom?)
4-6 hours: General recommendations is to apply the cream at bedtime - it will be absorbed by morning. ...Read more
I'm looking for a natural remedy to sooth and heal external vaginal burning/itching due to low estrogen. I don't want to use estrogen cream. Thanks!
Atrophic vaginitis: It's tough to find a topical substitute for Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or Estradiol cream for use on atrophic vaginitis. You could dry KY long lasting to improve overall moisture and intake of soy, which is a phytoestrogen may have a slight effect. Just make sure your gyn has ruled out lichen sclerosis and infection as the possible cause. Estradiol cream by the way is actually made from soy beans. ...Read more
I have persistent vaginal itching/burning. I test negative for yeast and bacteria. No relief from estrogen cream. Any other ideas?
Menopause, others?: After ruling out yeast and bacterial infections, the most common causes of vaginal itching/burning are: menopause (e.g.with dryness), chemical irritants (e.g. from clothing or washes), and lichen sclerosis. If you can't identify a specific chemical irritant (i.e. from changes in detergent, new clothing, etc), then you should consult your Gyn or PCP for eval. ...Read more
I'm currently using vaginal estrogen cream for breastfeeding side effects and my period has just returned Does that mean I don't need the cream anymor?
According to POP Q, I have Stage 2 cystocele that is contained inside.How will estrogen cream help this not progress further?
Topical estrogen: cream can often improve some symptoms due to pelvic organ prolapse with resulting incontinence by returning estrogen to the surrounding tissues resulting in less dryness and irritation. But it does not/can not actually change the mechanical progression of prolapse. A stage 2 cystocele may be improved with pelvic floor exercises, especially using biofeedback, or a pessary. Surgery may be needed. ...Read more
At 3wks my daughter had labial adhesion we have always used the estrogen cream she is 3 now and i'm wondering why we're still having this problem ?
Can recur: Labial adhesions are felt to be caused by mild irritation of the labia, either from diaper rashes, infections, poor hygiene (3-4 year-old girls are notoriously poor at wiping), or just excessive rubbing. As the irritation heals, edges of the labia stick together and become fused. Estrogen cream is usual stherapy.Recurrence can occur, so vasoline can be used once separated to keep labia apart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will estrogen cream stop/slow progression of moderate cystocele or is it just a matter of time before it totally falls out now that I am post menopause?
Csect 10wks ago. Dr said uterus wasn't ready for iud, prescribed estrogen cream for 1mo. Why? I've had dvts, is this a risk?
Helps the dryness: Estrogen cream is given to help menopausal women with vaginal dryness and other local effects of menopause while avoiding the whole body effects of an estrogen pill. However, limited amounts of the estrogen in the cream may be absorbed. Women with breast cancer should check with their oncologist prior to taking estrogen cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She has a labial adhesion and was given estrogen cream to apply twice a day for a week. It has been 5 days and I see no improvement. Should I continue?
Reconsult your PCP: Return to your PCP for follow up and revaluation ...Read more
I am on the depo shot and is there a way I can take estrogen too? Is it possible to take an estrogen cream or something to regulate hormones?
Yes, but ...: If you are going to do that then why don't you just take a BCP which contains a known fixed combination of estrogens and progesterones. Discuss the different ones with your doc. ...Read more
Little: Probably little to none because the amount absorbed is likely low. But if we assume he uses alot of it, effects could be feminizing such as breast growth. I've not seen this studied specifically. ...Read more