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Doctor insights on: Using Estrogen Cream While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What could be the effects of a male using estrogen cream?

What could be the effects of a male using estrogen cream?

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. ...Read more

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Could using estrogen cream make you gain weight?

Could using estrogen cream make you gain weight?

Yes : Estrogen cream can contribute to weight gain through at least a few mechanisms. Estrogen lowers testosterone levels estrogen inhibits thyroid function estrogen can affect your metabolim to build up various tissues in your body. ...Read more

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What does estrogen cream do?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Don't : Estrogen is relatively contraindicated at your age. Issues with increased risk for breast cancer and heart disease, as well as increased risk for blood clots particularly in smokers. ...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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What is the relative strength of phytoestrogen cream compared to estrogen cream?

Not close.: While they may offer some benefit to estrogen depravation, they cannot beat the real thing, do not minimize colon cancer, maintain sexual function, and work as well for osteoporosis prevention. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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 ?

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. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what some side effects of an estrogen cream?

Can anyone tell me what some side effects of  an estrogen cream?

Estrogen related: You can have local irritation but mostly estrogen related side effects just like pills. ...Read more

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I am on the depo shot and is there a way I can take estrogen too? Is it possible to take an estrogen cream or something to regulate hormones?

Yes, but ...: If you are going to do that then why don't you just take a BCP which contains a known fixed combination of estrogens and progesterones. Discuss the different ones with your doc. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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Will topical estrogen cream help prevent wrinkles?

Will topical estrogen cream help prevent wrinkles?

No: The only proven way to minimize the development of wrinkles is prevention of skin damage, good health, a family history of robust skin and gentle conscientious cleansing with the use of a good moisturizer. So don't smoke, eat healthy carotene rich foods, apply sunscreens and cleanse your skin of make-up residues etc. At least once a day. Retin-a helps; particularly with oily skin. ...Read more

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Does testosterone and estrogen cream cause weight gain?

Does testosterone and estrogen cream cause weight gain?

Kinda sorta maybe: But first, weight gain in whom? Men? Women? Low in testosterone ; estrogen? Or normal levels? Interesting question but too general. Estrogen is linked to water retention which can lead to weight gain. Testosterone can lead to muscle development which can result in weight gain. Not exactly sure what you're looking for. Can you give us some more details ; specifics so that we can answer your questio. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Estrogen Cream (Definition)

Estrogen cream is a vaginal agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more