How can vaginal estrogen relieve pain during sex?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

In some circumstances, pain during sex can be alleviated by improving the elasticity of the vagina and increasing vaginal moisture. Vaginal estrogen achieves both these goals and is administered twice a week in tablet-form with an applicator. The tablet sticks to the walls of your vagina to provide relief. Talk to your doctor, who can write you a prescription if this treatment is a good fit for you.

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