Kelsey. Age: 28.
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Baylee. Age: 29.
Q Which works better: Vaginal or oral estrogen for atrophy and dyspareunia?
Jones: There's a problem that is very common in women after menopause. It can cause significant discomfort, it's very easy to treat with a medication that's widely available and low-tech, and it's really, really expensive. What's going on?
Leyla. Age: 20.
Estrogen increases the risk that you will develop endometrial cancer cancer of the lining of the uterus [womb]. The longer you use estrogen, the greater the risk that you will develop endometrial cancer. If you have not had a hysterectomy surgery to remove the uterusyou may be given another medication called a progestin to take with vaginal estrogen. This may decrease your risk of developing endometrial cancer but may increase your risk of developing certain other health problems, including breast cancer.
Member contributors included Ruth Farrell, MD. This document reflects emerging clinical and scientific advances as of the date issued and is subject to change. The information should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed.