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Old 07-17-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Question Does Estrogen Cream Cause Yeast Infections?

Hi--I would like to use estrogen cream (Premarin or Estrace) to help increase acidity in my vagina (I'm suddenly infection-prone), but have read that synthetic estrogen can make yeast adhere more readily to the vaginal walls. I know this applies to oral estrogen, but what about the lower-dose topical vaginal cream?
Any knowledge/experiences?

Thanks so much,
Maggie C.

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Old 07-17-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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Re: Does Estrogen Cream Cause Yeast Infections?

Hi Maggie, Well, when I first was at the end of peri and hitting menopause, I had an awful time getting yeast infections. Then after all the yeast infections, I developed the dryness and thinning of the vaginal tissues, so was put on the premarin vaginal cream.
Haven't had a yeast infection since, although I do take acidopholus capsules, too, or just eat more yogurt, just to keep the yeast in balance.
And the dryness and discomfort is way better, too.

Old 07-17-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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Re: Does Estrogen Cream Cause Yeast Infections?

You know, I think anything can cause a woman to have a yeast infection. Evedn eating certain foods can cause this. You could ask your gyne if this is a side effect of estrogen creme. I know we get yeast from antibiotics, and certain foods, etc., so why couldn't we get it from estrogen too? n LOL

Old 07-18-2005, 05:57 PM   #4
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Re: Does Estrogen Cream Cause Yeast Infections?

I've been using VAGIFEM, a tablet form of estrogen, which dissolves in my vagina. I use it twice weekly. It's helped my vaginal dryness ALOT. For 2 years, I haven't had any yeast infections. You might ask about that, because it's less messy than the cream and just as effective.

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