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Estriol cream


Has anyone been prescribed a 'short course' of Estriol cream? I was prescribed some the other day after a hysteroscopy, because of 'dryness' which I was unaware of and which hadn't been causing me any problems. The leaflet with the cream points out lots of risks, and I am a bit concerned. It seems it is a type of HRT, which I was determined to avoid...


Petesdragon's picture

I have oestriol cream. If they think you need it you should have it. It's localised HRT not systemic. Vaginal atrophy is not a good thing to have as it leads to no end of problems and prevention much better than cure.



    • Stage 3 Glassy cell adenocarcinoma  1997 (negative smear tests).

Treated with Wertheim's hysterectomy, chemorads.

October 2017- new squamous cell vaginal tumour diagnosed,  probably radiation-induced. 

Total pelvic exenteration on 19th December 2017. 

March 18 Post-op CT scan shows healthy kidneys and successful urostomy and colostomy. No evidence of recurrence. Discharged by urology and colorectal surgeons. 2 down and 2 to go!

June 2018. CT scan shows 2 new pulmonary nodules.  

CT Scan Jan 2019. Nodules gone. No evidence of disease. 

Southofthelake's picture

Yes, I was prescribed the cream because my urethra was starting for feel atrophic and my vagina too. I am with Petesdragon this one, if they recommended it I would say it is in your interest to try it. It should help with elasticity too.

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November 2019 - results back; hpv with severe dyskaryosis, colposcopy organised.

November 2019 - colposcopy biopsy taken - confirmed abnormal cells

December 2019 - lletz performed

Jan 2020 - called in: confirmed I have cancer

Tests run through Jan and Feb. During this time went through fertility treatment; 5 eggs frozen.

End Feb - confirmed stage 2b CC (updated info, staging changed to stage 3 invlving lymph nodes)

Treatment starts March - 28 external radio/5 chemo/4 brachy

Only sat 3 chemo after developing tinnitus

April 25th - finished brachytherapy

July 2020 - MRI

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Early menopause and HRT