Doctor insights on:
Estrogen Vaginal Cream
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
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 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?
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