How ESTRING Feels
When ESTRING® (estradiol vaginal ring) is in place, you shouldn’t feel anything. In a US study, 95% of ESTRING users rated the product’s comfort as “excellent” or “very good.”* If you do feel uncomfortable, the ring is probably not far enough inside. Use your finger to gently push it farther into your vagina.
There have also been rare reports of ESTRING falling out following intense straining or coughing. If this should occur, simply wash the ring with lukewarm (NOT hot) water and reinsert it.
*A 12-week, open-label, randomized, parallel study in the United States compared the efficacy, safety, and patient acceptance of ESTRING® (estradiol vaginal ring) and a conjugated estrogen vaginal cream in the treatment of 192 postmenopausal women with urogenital symptoms due to estrogen deficiency.
Leaving ESTRING in During Sex
Most women and their partners experience no discomfort with ESTRING in place during intercourse, so it is NOT necessary that the ring be removed. If ESTRING gives you or your partner any discomfort, you may remove it prior to intercourse. Be sure to reinsert ESTRING as soon as possible afterward.