Before you insert ESTRING, wash and dry your hands. The ring becomes slippery when wet, so be sure your hands are dry before handling it. Choose the position that is most comfortable for you: lying down, squatting, or one leg up.
Hold ESTRING between your thumb and index finger and squeeze the opposite sides of the ring together. Gently push the ring as far into your vagina as you can.
If you feel uncomfortable, ESTRING is probably not far enough inside. Use your finger to gently push the ring further into your vagina. There is no danger of ESTRING being pushed too far up in the vagina or getting lost. It can only be inserted as far as the end of the vagina, where the cervix will block ESTRING from going any further.
Before removing ESTRING, wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Choose the position that is most comfortable for you: lying down, squatting, or one leg up.
Loop your finger through the ring and gently pull it out. Discard the used ring in a waste bin. (Do not flush ESTRING down a toilet.) If you have any additional questions about removing ESTRING, contact your doctor.
How to use estring
Inserting and removing ESTRING® (estradiol vaginal ring) may be easier than you think. In a US study, 95% of patients judged ESTRING to be “easy” or “very easy” to use once inserted. Your healthcare provider can insert ESTRING and, with a quick lesson, you can too. To do it yourself, follow the helpful step-by-step guide or click below for instructions you can print out.
After 90 days, there will no longer be enough estradiol in the ring to maintain its full effect in relieving your symptoms. ESTRING should be removed at that time and replaced with a new ring, if your doctor determines that you need to continue your therapy.
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