Your question: Can estrogen cream cause cervical cancer?

Can estrogen cause cervical cancer?

Estrogen contributes to cervical cancer at least in part through its ERα-dependent induction of cell proliferation. HPV gene products can either enhance or suppress estrogen’s stimulation of ERα transcriptional activity.

Does estrogen cream cause cancer?

Although estrogen replacement had been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancers, a landmark new study demonstrates no rise in risk for women using topical estrogen for relief of genitourinary syndrome.

Is it safe to use estrogen cream?

As the research currently stands, it appears that vaginal estrogen is a safe and effective treatment for vaginal discomfort due to menopause, and has a much lower risk of the cancers and cardiovascular events typically associated with hormone therapy.

Can hormone replacement therapy cause cervical cancer?

Estrogen-only HRT can increase the risk of uterine cancer (cancer of the uterus), so it is usually only recommended for women who have had a hysterectomy to remove their uterus.

What types of cancer does estrogen cause?

Estrogen-dependent cancers include breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

Where do you rub estrogen cream?

If you are using estradiol gel, you should apply it in a thin layer to one arm, from the wrist to the shoulder. If you are using estradiol emulsion, you should apply it to both thighs and calves (lower legs). Do not apply estradiol gel or emulsion to your breasts.

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What are the side effects of using estrogen cream?

Common side effects of Estrace Vaginal Cream include nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach pain, breast tenderness, headache, weight changes vaginal itching or discharge, mood changes, breast lumps, spotting or breakthrough bleeding, dark areas of the skin on the face (melasma), or problems wearing contact lenses.

How long can you use estrogen cream?

Estrogens, with or without a progestin, should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration of time. A single tube of Premarin Vaginal Cream can last up to 6 months depending on the dose prescribed.

When should you use estrogen cream?

The applicator is used to insert the cream into your vagina. Your doctor will tell you how often to use the cream. Generally you will use the cream daily for several weeks and then decrease use to 3 times a week. It is best to use at bedtime so that there is less leakage of the cream.

What are the benefits of using estrogen cream?

Using or applying an estrogen relieves or lessens:

  • Dryness and soreness in the vagina.
  • Itching, redness, or soreness of the vulva.
  • Feeling an urge to urinate more often then is needed or experiencing pain while urinating.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.