Ask the Nurse

I am an Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) user. I have great difficulty removing it myself. Will it make a difference if I wait until my regular exam to have it removed? It will be 3 weeks later than the 3 month time period? I suppose the medication will be depleted by then. But is it that critical?

The medication should be depleted after 3 months, however, you should try to remove it and replace it with a new one. If you are unable to do this every three months this may not be the best therapy for you. However, if you prefer to use the Estring, you can see your healthcare provider every 3 months and have her remove/replace it.

August 23, 2011 at 5:39pm