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Unread 11-20-2011, 10:22 AM
Help! Estrace and still have pain during sex

Hello all. I am nearly 2 years post op TVH/BSO. The only menopausal symptoms I have ever had is vaginal dryness/atrophy.

I have been on Estrace cream for nearly 8 months (1 gm 3 times per week) and am still having painful intercourse. Any ideas on how to rectify this situation. It has gotten so bad that my hubby is now having issues because he is afraid to hurt me.

Would a progesterone cream help? Is it safe if you have/had endometriosis? I appreciate the help or suggestions you may have. Thanks in advance.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Re: Help! Estrace and still have pain during sex



You are in a spot because you have an endometriosis diagnosis. Any estrogen could cause any remaining endometriosis to flare. But it is estrogen (maybe a higher dose, different delivery method, different kind, etc.) that could alleviate your pain with intercourse.

Some doctors will not prescribe any estrogen for their patients with endometriosis while others will prescribe estrogen as long as progesterone is also used. Since your doctor is already allowing you to use a type of estrogen, it is possible your doctor will allow you to increase your dose or change your estrogen if you also add progesterone to try to help keep any remaining endometriosis at bay. Progesterone isn't going to help with the vaginal dryness/atrophy though.

Talk to your doctor about your situation and see what s/he suggests. If your GYN can't help, talk to your GP.

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Unread 12-04-2011, 12:53 PM
Re: Help! Estrace and still have pain during sex

I have the same issue and also have endometriosis. I am taking bioidentical estrogen and Progest. but they dont help at all w the vaginal athrophy. I use vagifem tablets to insert in the vagina 10 mg. U must use every day for the first 2 weeks then just twice a week from there on. Works amazing. The estrace cream only helps the outer tissues.
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