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Doctor insights on: Estrogen Vaginal Cream

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Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Usually: Because the cream is applied where the effect is needed, there is less chance of estrogen entering the blood stream and traveling to other organ systems to cause unwanted effects. But any medication can have side effects regardless of whether it is taken internally or externally, orally or parentally so please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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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What is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) vaginal cream used for?

What is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) vaginal cream used for?

FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS: It is used for vaginal dryness during menopause, especially if it also causes painful intercourse it is also sometime used in pediatric practice for labial adhesions. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed Premarin (conjugated estrogens) vaginal cream because I have recurrent utis. I'm pre-menopausal. Will it help?

My doctor prescribed Premarin (conjugated estrogens) vaginal cream because I have recurrent utis. I'm pre-menopausal. Will it help?

Maybe: You're 46, so there is likely to be some vaginal atrophy, though still menstruating so can be limited. I would also consider probiotics for recurrent uti's. The Premarin (conjugated estrogens) cream can't hurt though. It's going to increase vascular growth and the friendly bacteria that need to populate vagina for health, lactobaccilli. Good luck! ...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