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Dryness down below while on HRT?

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Dryness down below while on HRT?

Hi ladies! I was just wondering if anyone here has experienced vaginal dryness due to menopause despite being on HRT?

I'm 6 months post-op (radical hysterectomy after 1b1 CC diagnosis) and have been on HRT patches (Evorel) since day 2 post op, they seem to be keeping my symptoms under control after a slight tweak of dosage, and all was going well until the dryness started a few days ago making things a little itchy/uncomfortable!

I spent a day stressing myself out thinking it was CC recurrence down there but I've since tried some gels etc and have just discovered replens which seems to be working!

Going to call docs this week to discuss and see if I can get it on prescription, but wondering whether I will need to up the HRT or stick with current dose but accept the fact that I'm going to nees to use a gel/cream regularly.

I'm sure my doc will be able to advise but was just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience? Tia ☺

2008-2013 regular smears all clear

Feb 2017 Abnormal smear

Feb 2017 Colposcopy and Lletz biopsy 

March 2017 CC diagnosed, MRI done. CC staged at 1b1, radical hysterectomy & lymph node removal booked for end of April.

May 2017 - recovering from radical hysterectomy (inc. Ovaries removed) & lymph node removal. Awaiting pathology results end of May.

May 2017 - All clear, check up in 3 months!! 

July 2017 - first post diagnosis 3 month check up and all clear! Check up again in 3 months.

November 2017 - all clear, moved onto 4 monthly check ups.


Hi Hun,

So glad you posted this!!! I too have been itchy "down there".  I've recently changed my HRT - from Premarin tablets to Evorel patched - and TBH I dont think they are effective.  I've only been on the patches for 4 weeks - but my hot flushes are back (with a vengance) - and my mood seems to have dipped a lot too.  I'm just sick of not feeling "right" and wish I could get back to the way I was before.  Doctor says to give it another 3 weeks on these ptaches - but I dont think I can least another 3 weeks!

20th Feb 2017 - smear

24th March 2017- Lletz procedure and biopsy

26th April 2017 - Diagnosed with Cancer

10th May 2017 - staged at 2b adenocarcinoma

31st May 2017 - Radical Hysterectomy (including ovaries) with lymph nodes removed

21st June 2017 - confirmed lymph node involvement. PET scan booked for 12th July

19th July - confirmed lymph node involvement after PET scan

30th August - no chemo needed - regular 3 month checkups

Leanne gilfillan

I use vaginal moisturiser to help with the dryness down below you use it 3 times a week helps a lot 

Leanne gilfillan

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Late to the party. My vagina is as dry as cotton. No change since being on HRT patch. Vaginal suppositories/moisturizers are my new best friend and a difference they make!! 

June 2016- pap, not up to date, results abnormal

Julyy 5th-  After followups diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma

July 12th 2016- Met with oncologist, clinically staged at 1b2, staging confirmed with MRI and PET. Tumor is endocervical and approx 7 cm.

August 2016- Started chemorads. Post followup after treatment, NED

Sept 2018- Still NED

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