Treating Vaginal Atrophy

Treating Vaginal Atrophy

 

Treating Vaginal Atrophy

Estrogen Therapy

The changes that occur due to lower levels of estrogen may cause symptoms such as vaginal itching, burning, and dryness in or around the vagina. Estrogen (hormone) therapy is one treatment option that may help to relieve these symptoms.Your doctor can tell you more about this type of treatment.

About ESTRING® (estradiol vaginal ring)

ESTRING has been available for more than 15 years as a local treatment for moderate-to-severe vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women. It works by releasing estradiol, an estrogen hormone that is structurally the same as what a woman’s body naturally produces.

After 90 days, there won’t be enough estradiol in the ring to maintain its full effect in relieving your vaginal or urinary symptoms. ESTRING should be removed at that time and replaced with a new ESTRING ring, if your doctor determines that you need to continue your therapy.

Make sure that you ask your doctor any questions you may have about vaginal atrophy and its treatment.

Here Are a Few Questions to Consider:

  • Is vaginal atrophy a permanent condition?
  • What can you tell me about the differences between the types of treatments available to me?
  • How soon can I expect to feel relief from my vaginal symptoms?
  • What are the side effects of estrogen therapy?
  • How long do I need to continue my treatment?