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Is Anyone Using Estradiol Cream For Vaginal Dryness ? How High Are The Risks ?

Is Anyone Using Estradiol Cream For Vaginal Dryness ? How High Are The Risks ?

My gynecologist prescribed topical estradiol cream for my vaginal dryness and it worked well. 3 weeks after using the cream, I was diagnosed with BC. My gynecologist said I should stop it until I got my treatment plan worked out. When I asked my surgical oncologist about continuing on it she did not seem too concerned. What are your thoughts?

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I asked my GP what I could take for vaginal dryness and the burning after sex. She suggested estradiol cream 3x week inserted before bed. We also cleared it with my Oncologist. He said it’s mainly just being absorbed into the vaginal tissue. It won’t mess with my Letrozole meds. It does work but it’s not immediate. You will start to see results in a few weeks.

posted 3 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

My doctor said the risk is very low because not that much is absorbed into the body. She did suggest I not "mess with it" right now, but that was just to be on the safe side. Maybe later.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

The risks must be very low because my Oncologist was fine with putting me on it and I am even BRCA2 positive. It has been very helpful.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

My Oncologist put me on this when I ask about dryness. I just picked the perscription up today. It had the insert with all of the side affects and precautions. Kind of scared to use it and it cost so much even with my co-pay. I have been done with Chemo treatment since May. Any other thoughts ladies about this drug?

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

i am so scare to try new meds but I will talk to my oncologist. My hubby might have to find a girlfriend lol because I am out of commision,

posted 14 days ago
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