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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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Does vaginal estrogen cream enter bloodstream?

Does vaginal estrogen cream enter bloodstream?

YES INDEED: Any hormone cream and other creams like steroids etc enter blood stream. Men take testosterone by using a pump with T cream ...Read more

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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

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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?

It depends: It depends on whether your breast cancer was estrogen receptor positive or negative. If positive, there is controversy about estrogen cream use even though very little of it is absorbed by the vaginal epithelium into the generalized blood stream. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Could using estrogen cream make you gain weight?

Yes : Estrogen cream can contribute to weight gain through at least a few mechanisms. Estrogen lowers testosterone levels estrogen inhibits thyroid function estrogen can affect your metabolim to build up various tissues in your body. ...Read more

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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?

Unclear: It is not clear what you mean by relating the IUD to estrogen cream as these things are not related. I would contact your prescribing doctor to clarify what the plan of care is and address your concerns. ...Read more

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Estrogen Cream (Definition)

Estrogen cream is a vaginal agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more