Vaginal Creams


Certain vaginal creams may be helpful to improve some common urogynecologic problems.

Estrogen creams are commonly used in postmenopausal women to improve the suppleness, elasticity, and lubrication of the vaginal and vulvar tissues. These creams are topical estrogen only and do not largely get absorbed throughout the body. They are not considered systemic hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen cream is often prescribed for women with pelvic support problems to prepare for surgery and enhance healing and support after surgery, perhaps even enhancing results of surgery and decreasing the chance of failure. Estrogen creams may also be helpful in pessary patients to decrease the formation of ulcerations or discomfort in the vagina. These creams may help women with painful intercourse as well. There are alternatives to the cream for topical vaginal estrogens such as Vagifem, a vaginal pill absorbed locally in the vagina and Estring, a ring that is placed in the vagina and left there for 3 months at a time.

Neuropathy cream may be prescribed for patients with painful intercourse secondary to vulvodynia. Usually this cream is compounded especially for the patient¹s situation and is applied to the affected area daily.

Lubricants may be helpful for women having vaginal dryness or pain with intercourse. Our office recommends Silicone based lubrication for many women, especially if the current lubrication is not working. Our office has some of these special lubricants available for sample and/or purchase. If you are experiencing problems in this area, ask one of our doctors for more information. The cost ranges from $5 to $30.

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1441 Pullman Dr
Reno Sparks, NV 89434
Phone: 775-432-1343
Fax: (775) 324-0858
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