HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Menopause and Hormones Articles

HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


SHARING IS CARING

Hormone Delivery - HRT - Vaginal Rings

From the Menopause and Hormones Articles List

Hormone Delivery - HRT - Vaginal RingsWhat do I need to know about vaginal hormone rings?


There are several different hormone delivery systems to choose from when hormone therapy is needed. Vaginal rings are one of the options you can choose. Vaginal rings can provide either systemic or localized treatment for bothersome menopause symptoms.

Your personal preferences and symptoms can have an impact on which of the options might work best for you. If you are looking for a choice that you don’t have to remember on a daily basis, then a vaginal hormone ring could be right for you.

Where do the hormones in vaginal rings come from?


The hormones in vaginal rings are bio-identical estradiol derived from soy or yams. Because the estradiol is bio-identical, it has the same molecular structure as the estradiol your ovaries produced.

What are the benefits of hormones in a vaginal ring form?


There are a couple different vaginal ring options. The Estring can provide localized estradiol that specifically treats vaginal issues. This choice can allow you to have localized estrogen for those vaginal concerns even when systemic estrogen may not be suitable for you.

Femring provides systemic estradiol for overall symptom relief. As the hormones do not have to first pass through the digestive system and be initially processed by the liver, this choice can allow you to use a lower dose then an oral option and this option may not stress your overall system as much.

Another one of the benefits of using a vaginal ring is that you don’t have to remember to use it on a daily basis. The rings can last for approximately three months, yet they can also be removed immediately if issues develop.

What are the disadvantages of using hormones in vaginal ring form?


Because there is only a low dose of hormones in the Estring and they are absorbed locally, this vaginal ring will primarily help with vaginal dryness, itching, and burning along with some urination irritation and frequency issues. The Estring will not provide overall symptom relief or address other health issues which can be caused by no or low estrogen.

Femring delivers estradiol acetate into the vaginal walls that must connect with an enzyme in the bloodstream before it is converted to usable estradiol. As a result, it does not offer localized symptom relief for vaginal issues even though it is used vaginally.

There is a rare risk of developing a bacterial infection when using a vaginal ring.

What's best for me?


Depending on your symptoms, a vaginal ring may be an ideal choice for you. You and your physician can discuss your specific symptoms, overall health, and lifestyle preferences to determine if one of the vaginal rings would be right for you.


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.

10-21-2014 - 04:20 PM


SHARING IS CARING


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!


HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet

What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with pages of information, helpful tips and hints to prepare and recover from hysterectomy. Free download for members.




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




Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Suite 109
Binghamton NY 13905
607-770-7074
Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
214-645-3888
Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Suite 30
Louisville KY 40207
502-891-8700
Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
260-969-5530
Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
(407) 303-4573
Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Suite C
Ridgewood NJ 07450
2019577220
Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
940 591-6700
Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
8170 Laguna Blvd #304
Elk Grove CA 95758
916-691-5996

Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

September 24,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  



Advertisement


Advertisement