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Vagifem and hot flashes



I am using Vagifem twice a week for vaginal dryness. I am wondering if this has any effect on hot flashes like does it mean I will have them more or less frequently or for a longer period of time? My last period was 2 years ago and I have not been taking oral estrogen since.


Vagifem provides a very low dose of estrogen mostly to the vagina, but a small amount of estrogen can be absorbed by the body.  There could be a very mild improvement in hot flushes.  Vagifem should not make the hot flushes worse.

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Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati