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Replens Side Effects
Yes, but alternate: Replens is designed to replenish vaginal moisture over time and works differently then Femring which replaces the estrogen of the vaginal lining. If you are using Replens for one week or more, then stop it when the Femring is put inside the vagina. I applaud you for trying to do something for "dry" or painful intercourse rather than cessation of sexual activity.
Yes: Replens should be safe to use in this manner.
Mositurized: Replens is an over the counter vaginal mositurizer. It has a bioadhesive in it which allows it to bind to the tissues in the vagina and help mositurize them. It is hormone free.
Replens: Replens is a Glycerin based, estrogen-free, long-lasting vaginal moisturizer that provides immediate alleviation of vaginal dryness symptom. It adheres to the vaginal wall and replenishes moisture for 3 days, allowing you the freedom to be spontaneous with intimacy and making sex less painful. Replens Silky Smooth does not contain glycerin or glycerol but instead is silicone based moisturizer.
Should not: The vaginal moisturizer Replens should not cause vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis. It may cause an increase in moisture. After menopause some women experience atrophic vaginitis from the hormonal deficiency. This can be treated with topical estrogen. See an Obgyn for an accurate diagnosis and treatment
Unclear: It is not requirement to use products on the vulva. If you are using replens because of vaginal dryness you may want to discuss options with your doctor. Vaginal Estrogen can be helpful for some. Osphena is an oral medication that can help many. See your doctor or schedule a virtual visit to discuss your options
Here are some…: All forms of lubricating gel including KY jelly will serve well for vaginal penetration as long as being comfortable and not allergic, which could only be told by experience. Besides, as we age, all the mucosa and skin as natural barrier will not tolerate physical irritation as much as in younger age, resulting in postcoital vaginal irritation despite using lubricant. So, overindulgence is not adv
Gyno thought I had YI. Told her I had just used replens 2 days before. Sent sample off and it came bk + for BV. Could replens give a false positive?
BV testing: Replens should not cause a false positive result on a BV test. It sounds like your gynecologist saw vaginal discharge and sent off testing to determine the cause. If vaginal discharge was present and the test confirmed bacterial vaginosis then this is likely an accurate diagnosis regardless of previous medications used. BV is extremely common and treatable with antibiotics
Yes: Yes use it in good healthGet a more detailed answer ›
Yeast infection: This vaginal lubricant is not likely to induce a yeast infection directly. If it significantly alters the acidity of the vagina, or changes other physiologic parameters it may make the yeast more likely to invade and produce symptoms.