Estring Vaginal Ring
A few different menopause symptoms can be treated with Estring® (estradiol vaginal ring), including:
- Irritation, dryness, itching, and burning in and around the vagina
- Painful or urgent urination.
This product works by replacing the estradiol the ovaries no longer produce and is a great alternative to hormone replacement therapies taken by mouth, particularly if a woman is only experiencing vaginal-related symptoms.
Estring comes as a small, flexible ring that is inserted into the vagina once every 90 days. It does not matter where exactly Estring is located in the vagina. However, if you feel discomfort, it was probably not inserted far enough. Most women do not feel it after insertion, and it cannot get lost in your body.
(Click Estring to learn more about this vaginal ring, including how to remove it, possible side effects, and if a generic version is available.)