Vaginal oestrogen for menopause?

60% of women suffer with vaginal and bladder symptoms in menopause if they do not take HRT and 25% of women have these symptoms if they do take HRT. It’s called Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause. Young tissues are elastic, stretchy and strong, but as we age the tissues become thinner, weak and can easily break, leading to soreness and bleeding. What is vaginal oestrogen for menopause?

There are some fantastic local vaginal products which we, or your GP can prescribe which can be used long term safely in almost every woman. You can insert them into the vagina every night to start with, then twice a week long term. These can be used even if you do not take HRT or can be added to your HRT treatment, if you have troublesome symptoms. Vaginal oestrogen for menopause is not the same as your HRT.

If you are buying a vaginal moisturiser or lubricant we recommend the YES brand or the SUTIL brand, as some of the others can irritate. Don’t forget to do your pelvic floor exercises!

Please click on the link to read our article. It’s really helpful and goes into much more detail telling you about all the products.

Please click on this link to listen to the BMS video on this topic.

Always invest in a good quality moisturiser and lubricant.
These are some of the local vaginal oestrogen products. Gina is available to buy over the counter. We can prescribe the other products, or your GP can do this.
This little plastic pessary can be fitted into the vagina and stays there for 12 weeks, then can be replaced by you or by your Dr. It is discrete and comfortable and does not have to be removed when you are having sex.

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