HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Menopause and Hormones Articles

HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


Estrogen Patch | Keeping it On

From the Menopause and Hormones Articles List

SHARING IS CARING


Woman asking her doctor How she can keep her estrogen patch on until it's time to change it?How can I keep my estrogen patch on until it's time to change it?


Getting the estrogen patch to stick properly is important. A patch which isn’t adhering won’t deliver the correct dose of estrogen, which can result in unwanted menopause symptoms. There are some tricks you can try to help ensure the patch sticks and stays on for the prescribed amount of time.

You want to be sure your hands and the area where the patch is going to be applied are dry as well as clean and free of lotion, oil, and powder. The area can be cleaned first with a bit of rubbing alcohol but be sure it dries completely before applying the patch. Position the patch in an area where it won’t be rubbed by your clothing and where it won’t crease or stretch with movement. Many women find that the buttocks, just below the belt line, is the best place. After putting the patch on, press it firmly with the palm of your hand for several seconds to ensure good contact with your skin and to help set the adhesive.

If the patch starts to come loose before it is time to change it, try pressing it back in place with the palm of your hand and then give it a blast of warm air from a hair dryer, being careful not to have it too close to your skin. That may be enough to get you through to your next scheduled patch change.

Another idea is to try covering the estrogen patch with an adhesive patch such as Tegaderm™ transparent dressing.

Many women find that generic estrogen patches don’t stick as well as the brand name patches. If you have tried a generic patch without success, you can ask if your doctor will prescribe a brand name patch and write the prescription as DAW (Dispense as Written) or specify not to fill the prescription with a generic. Also, some women have better luck using estrogen patches which are changed twice a week versus once a week so that is another option to consider if you are having problems keeping your patch on for the prescribed amount of time.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

02-28-2008 - 07:41 PM


SHARING IS CARING


----------------------

HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with 50 pages of information, helpful tips and hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy through an organized timeline.





HysterSisters Articles

Diagnosis
Options to Hysterectomy
Treatment Alternatives
Pre-Op Hysterectomy
Post-Op Hysterectomy
Separate Surgeries
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Pelvic Floor
Separate Surgeries
Fitness after Hysterectomy
GYN Cancer
Breast Health
Grief and Loss
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
GYN Genetics
Hysterectomy Stories
Ask A Doctor

Do you have a question?

If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!

Recommended for Hysterectomy Recovery

The HysterSisters Store has gathered products made specifically for your recovery from surgery. Here are the best sellers we can recommend to help you:

  • The Great Binder Set - We have made it very easy for you and combined the two best binders and the Silky Sac into a great set to save you money! Our favorite is the Perfect Pocket binder with cold/hot packs!
  • Deluxe Hyst Prep Set - As you plan, we've gathered the best products into one set for special pricing.
  • Post-Op Panty - These great panties speed recovery, and reduces scarring. They contain a medical-grade silicone panel over incision to reduce scar's apperance while they provide support to weakened muscles and tissues from surgery. Excellent!
  • Softest Bra Ever - When you want to wear something, but feel nothing. This is the softest bra ever, in microfiber with no hardware or tags to chafe or dig! The comfort-ribbed underband stays in place gently, so it is perfect for sleeping and lounging.
  • HysterSisters Accessory Kit - Are you a HysterSisters fan? This set has a fun collection of HysterSisters items.
  • Very Private Moisture - Once your doctor gives you the green light for intimacy, this is the stuff! This is a best selling product with a high rate of permanent, satisfied, repeat customers! Relieves vaginal dryness instantly, protects tissue & enhances intimacy. "Buy it for the problem, use it for the pleasure."




Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
Hugo Ribot, M.D.
958-A Joe Frank Harris Parkway
Suite 102
Cartersville GA 30121
770-386-4824
Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
214-648-4747
Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
Suite 210
New Lenox IL 60451
815-463-3000
Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Suite 435
Leesburg VA 20176
703.858.5599
Christopher G. Olson, M.D.
1220 Hobson Rd #116
Naperville NJ 60540
630-416-3300
Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
802-735-1252
Richard W Farnam, M.D.
1700 N. Oregon
Suite 520
El Paso TX 79902
9155335600
Alf Adler, M.D.
17739 Main St. Suite 110
Dumfries VA 22026
703-649-2787

Hysterectomy News

December 18,2014

CURRENT NEWS

Anxiety And Stress - Kiss The Season To Be Jolly
Hystersisters Checking-in Newsletter has been published for December relating anxiety and stress to menopausal symptoms ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pre-Op Chat 9 pm eastern Dec.29

I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


Advertisement


HysterSisters App Store Android app on Google Play


Advertisement