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Uses For Estrogen Cream
My husband had prostate cancer 4 years ago. He had his prostate out. No signs of it coming back. Is it safe for me to use Estrogen cream?
Yes it is safe: Estrogens are not harmful in this situation.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Helps the dryness: Estrogen cream is given to help menopausal women with vaginal dryness and other local effects of menopause while avoiding the whole body effects of an estrogen pill. However, limited amounts of the estrogen in the cream may be absorbed. Women with breast cancer should check with their oncologist prior to taking estrogen cream.See 1 more doctor answer
Little: Probably little to none because the amount absorbed is likely low. But if we assume he uses alot of it, effects could be feminizing such as breast growth. I've not seen this studied specifically.
I am approaching 70 and have been using estrogen cream off & on for a year. Would it be ok to take tablets instead of the cream?
No: Estrogen in all its forms is a prescription item.
Estrogen related: You can have local irritation but mostly estrogen related side effects just like pills.
Does estrogen cream stop or slow the progression of cystocele or is it just a matter of time before it falls out completely?
Can help: Depends on severity of cystocele, the stage of the cystocele. For example, early cystocele, mild stage I, may be greatly improved by transvaginal estrogen.
She has a labial adhesion and was given estrogen cream to apply twice a day for a week. It has been 5 days and I see no improvement. Should I continue?
Reconsult your PCP: Return to your PCP for follow up and revaluation
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.
According to POP Q, I have Stage 2 cystocele that is contained inside. How will estrogen cream help this not progress further?
Topical estrogen: Cream can often improve some symptoms due to pelvic organ prolapse with resulting incontinence by returning estrogen to the surrounding tissues resulting in less dryness and irritation. But it does not/can not actually change the mechanical progression of prolapse. A stage 2 cystocele may be improved with pelvic floor exercises, especially using biofeedback, or a pessary. Surgery may be needed.
At 3wks my daughter had labial adhesion we have always used the estrogen cream she is 3 now and I'm wondering why we're still having this problem?
Can recur: Labial adhesions are felt to be caused by mild irritation of the labia, either from diaper rashes, infections, poor hygiene (3-4 year-old girls are notoriously poor at wiping), or just excessive rubbing. As the irritation heals, edges of the labia stick together and become fused. Estrogen cream is usual stherapy. Recurrence can occur, so vasoline can be used once separated to keep labia apart.See 1 more doctor answer