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.
Delivers estrogen. Its simply a way of 'taking' more estrogen in a cream instead of swallowing a pill; it's down to get more estrogen to a body area or the whole body. The question to ask though, is: does your body (or part) need more estrogen?

Related Questions

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...

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...

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...

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...