• premarin cream

    Asked by happygirl on Thursday, March 14, 2013

    premarin cream

    I am postmenopausal for several years been using premarin cream for v-dryness. Now I find out its estrogen. Cant use since I am her- estrogen positive. Used everything over the counter nothing helps. Does anyone know what to use?

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    • carm's Avatar

      Love that user name! I am an oncology nurse, and YES it is okay to use that cream. The cream works on the lining of the vaginal vault but does not penetrate it so it is not systematic and there are several types of estrogen produced by the body, Estradoil, Estrone & Estroil. They are produced not only in the ovaries but in the adrenal glands and fat cells.The weaker one, Estroil and low doses of Estradoil are used in these creams. It has only a localized benefit and effect, and even if it were to get into the bloodetream; because it is a weakened low dose it would not be a threat. Best of luck to you, Carm RN
      P.S. Premarin has quite an interesting history. It is produced from PREgnant MAre uRINe...hence the name!

      over 7 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      I would echo what carm has written - the local application of this cream should present no additional risk of recurrence... but definitely check with your health care providers. feeling all dry and fragile down there is no fun! and this cream can make a big difference. Only thing I might add - check into the possibility of a wee bit of testosterone - I don't know much about whether it could be appropriate for someone with your cancer history... but maybe? It can help a ton with the sudden menopause caused by chemo...

      over 7 years ago
    • little_fut's Avatar

      try ky yours and his

      over 7 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      My onc let me use the e-string...he said that the amount of estrogen in it was not enough to cause problems and that it did not circulate in the blood stream....

      over 7 years ago

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