How often should you use estrogen cream for prolapse?

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How often should you use estrogen cream for prolapse?
Tips for using estrogen cream to treat prolapse (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Pelvic organ prolapse in women, including urethral prolapse, bladder prolapse and vaginal prolapse, can often be treated topically with oestrogen cream. WebMD explains that the application of oestrogen cream "has a potent effect locally" and "may be very helpful in alleviating urinary symptoms" in cases of prolapsed bladder. EmpowHER explains that oestrogen cream can "help the prolapse retract and improve the vaginal health." Specific indications for frequency of use should be given by your health care provider.

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Potential side effects

The use of oestrogen creams may lead to a number of potential side effects including heart attack, blood clots, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, stroke, dementia and gallbladder disease. Although these side effects are rare, it is possible to develop serious medical conditions while treating pelvic organ prolapse with oestrogen cream.

Bottom line

As with any medical treatment, it is important to discuss the use of oestrogen cream and the potential side effects with your health care provider. In serious cases, it may be necessary to treat prolapse with surgery, in which case oestrogen cream will not effectively cure or treat the condition.

Bottom Line

As with any medical treatment, it is important to discuss the use of estrogen cream and the potential side effects with your health care provider. In serious cases, it may be necessary to treat prolapse with surgery, in which case estrogen cream will not effectively cure or treat the condition.

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