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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. ...Read more
Yes: Replens should be safe to use in this manner. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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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 ...Read more
Luvena: I would personally recommend Luvena. However please take advice from your physician before making the decision. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Disregarding the wonderful side effect profile of a drug, you should stop using Replens now; then, wait and see if the described symptoms are tolerable to you and you're getting better slowly but surely day by day. If not resolved as wished and expected, see Doc timely for evaluation, confirmation, and counseling for the future. ...Read more
No: No interaction, no worries. Good wishes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any chemical may carry its unique odor after mixing with natural vaginal fluid which even varies among individuals; it's of no exception for replens. So, to verify your concern, it's no harm to smell the area with using it or with using simple KY jelly or without using it so you can smell the difference and draw a conclusion.
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Pain: Yes to astroglide. Not familiar with replens so can't provide information. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more
Can you use replens long lasting moisturizer before sex and if so will it cause an irritation or infection?
Yes, you can: I wouldn't put it in just before intercourse is started as it will be messier then usual and for "dining out" events, it won't taste very good. Thus use Replens at least 24 hours ahead to allow absorption to occur. ...Read more
It should be fine: Nursing usually increases the need for lubrication and replens will not interfere with it. ...Read more