Femring is a vaginal ring that contains estrogen, a female hormone necessary for many processes in the body. After menopause, the ovaries decrease their production of this hormone. Femring can help relieve symptoms of vaginal irritation and dryness and urinary tract irritation that occurs in some women during menopause. It can also help relieve hot flashes, as it contains a higher estrogen dose than other vaginal rings.
How do I use Femring?
The ring may be inserted by you or your doctor. Get into a comfortable position like standing with one leg up, squatting, or lying down. Wash your hands before insertion, then remove the ring from its packaging; make sure your hands are completely dry because the ring becomes slippery when wet. Hold the vaginal ring between your thumb and index finger and press the opposite sides of the vaginal ring together. Gently push the compressed vaginal ring into your vagina as far as you can.
Place Femring in the upper third of the vagina. You should not feel anything once the vaginal ring is in place. However, you may feel discomfort if the vaginal ring is not far enough inside. Use your finger to gently push the vaginal ring further into your vagina. Keep Femring in place for 90 days. Only stop using it upon your doctor’s advice.
Once Femring has been successfully inserted you can go along with your daily routines. Bathing is fine as well as participating in other activities. You do not need to remove the vaginal ring during sex unless you want to. Within the 90-day schedule, you may remove the vaginal ring, rinse it with clean lukewarm (not hot or boiling) water, and re-insert the ring as needed.
Replace your old ring with a new one after 90 days. To remove the vaginal ring, wash and dry hands thoroughly. Loop your finger through the ring and gently pull it out. Discard the used ring in a garbage can; do not flush Femring. Throw it away in an area where children or pets cannot reach it.
Does Femring have any side effects?
Serious side effects that should be reported to your doctor include:
- breakthrough bleeding and spotting
- breast enlargement, tenderness, unusual discharge or milk production
- chest pain
- leg, arm or groin pain
- nausea, vomiting
- severe headaches
- stomach pain (severe)
- sudden shortness of breath
- swelling of the hands, feet or ankles, or rapid weight gain
- vision or speech problems
- yellowing of the eyes or skin
Common but not serious side effects include:
- change in sexual desire
- mild stomach upset
- mood changes, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts
- increased or decreased appetite
- skin rash, acne, or brown spots on the face
- vaginal irritation or itching
- vaginal yeast infection
- weight gain
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