Vagifam pessaries after anterior and posterior repair

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Just wondered if anyone had been prescribed these pessaries after their operation.  I’m only 38 and reading about them it says they are some kind of Hormone Replacement Therapy.

I am not menopausal. I just received a prescription with a letter through the post after I had been for another check up at 10 weeks.  I have some stitches left in still which haven’t dissolved.

Just wondered if anyone else had to have them? 

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    I had pessaries before my op!

    Think the same ones, can’t remember the reason why tbh, but I am older than you/am menopausal.

    Check with the doctor?

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      Yes I ill check. They don’t tell you much when you go in for a check up. I just received a letter for the Dr and a prescription to take in the post today! Just found the whole process not very informative ! 

      Thanks for the reply xx

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    Yes Vicky I am using vagifem topical cream (estriol) for painful scar tissue, it helps to thicken up the thinning walls and has been a lifesaver for me. I tried pessaries but didn't work too well so using cream so I can target the tight painful scar tissue.

                    I initially was 3 months using then 1 month off, you start with every day for 2 weeks then down to twice a week.

                  I now just use it when I have overdone things and have a little sagging that pulls on the scar tissue and it's work great. 

              Matron always said that because it's topical cream it targets that area and therefor very little if any gets in to your blood stream.

                  Someone else said try have done lots of surveys and that yo don't need to come off for a month every quarter any more.


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