No. Premarin Cream can treat small erosions. Larger erosions must be excised surgically.
In the Linda Dunfee case, Elia Robertson argued that Linda Dunfee got an erosion, she took vaginal estrogen cream, and the first erosion healed.
When she got a second erosion, she restarted using vaginal estrogen cream, but was told by her doctor that her erosion was too large and would not heal without revision surgery to remove the eroded mesh that was in her vagina.
Ms. Robertson argued that Ms. Dunfee still had erosions while taking systemic estrogen pills, but the defense argued that only the vaginal estrogen cream was effective in preventing erosions.
The Defense argued Linda Dunfee was responsible for the mesh erosions because she failed to use the vaginal estrogen cream as prescribed by her doctors. The Plaintiff's expert, Dr. Richard Bercik, and Linda Dunfee, herself, both denied that she was ever prescribed vaginal estrogen cream for life by her treating doctor, Dr. Della Badia.
Plaintiff took systemic estrogen tablets/pills for a time, and later took a natural organic estrogen therapy that would not pose a risk of breast cancer.
Initially, at least 1 month of conservative treatment including topical estrogen cream, pain relief with analgesic agents, and enhanced local hygiene was advised. If the conservative treatment failed or the erosion did not improve, revision surgery was considered.
Premarin Vaginal Cream (conjugated estrogens) is a mixture of estrogen hormones, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries, used to treat the vaginal symptoms of menopause such as dryness, burning, irritation, and painful sexual intercourse.
Common side effects of Premarin Vaginal Cream include: