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Suggest remedy for vaginal dryness

Went for my yearly well women examine. I had some vaginal dryness and my Gyno doctor gave me Premarin. I am 63 yrs old and had my uterus remove about 15 yrs ago. I'm just now started to use the Premarin cream. I hadn't used anything before. I'm afraid I don't want cancer. Does this HRT cause cancer. I'm not married so it's not like I have sex a lot . Do I really need to take this? I think it helps with my OA. I have only used it for 2 days.
Thu, 14 May 2015
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Hello and thank you for the question!
Vaginal dryness is a common symptome of your age,which is connected to the estrogen levels.During menopause, estrogen production slows and then stops.
There are different ways to treat vaginal dryness.Usually,women choose one of these three ways:1.Vaginal estrogen ring,flexible ring is inserted slowly into vagina and it releases a stream of estrogen to the vaginal tissues.2.Vaginal estrogen tablet,an applicator is used to insert a tablet into the vagina.3.Vaginal estrogen cream,which includes Premarine that you are using to treat your problem.I would also advice you to avoid the use of douches,different lotions or sopas around the vagina because it may worse dryness.
Best regards!
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