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Prescribed Vagifem. Unable to take because of breast cancer. Suggest an alternative?

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Hi,I have been perscribed Vagifem.But I have had breast cancer and can,t use it , is there a safe alternative?thank you XXXX.
Posted Fri, 13 Sep 2013 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Vagifem should not be used in breast cancer women

Detailed Answer:
Hi
The commonest indication of Vagifem is vaginal atrophy.
If it is prescribed for the same reason,you can use Estring.It is a ring that is inserted high in vagina.It gradually releases estrogen for 3 months and there is no increase in blood estrogen levels.You have to change it after 3 months.Many doctors advise it for breast cancer women.
Please consult your doctor and proceed
wish you good health
Regards
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thank you XXXX.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Wish you good health

Detailed Answer:
Hi
You are welcome.
Use any estrogen preparation with caution.
Wish you good health
Regards
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