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What estrogen products are available to treat vaginal dryness?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
For some women who have a documented decrease in estrogen during perimenopause or menopause there are 2 prescription products to ask your doctor about. The first is a small estrogen tablet that is inserted into the vagina where it adheres to the vaginal wall and estrogenizes the vagina, increasing lubrication and reducing pain and irritation during sex. Another option is an estrogen-releasing ring that is inserted into the vagina and needs to be replaced every few weeks. Estrogen creams are also available by prescription and over the counter.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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