Q: I’ve been given estradiol patches by my doctor, but I’m not
sure how long I should wear them, or if there’s any specific location to wear
them. Does it matter where they’re placed? What if they come off?
A: Estradiol patches are best worn on hip, low belly, and buttock areas.
Be sure to rotate sites (using a different site each time you change the patch)
to avoid skin irritation. Some patches are changed once per week, others twice per
week — it depends on the brand, so check with your pharmacist or review the
literature that comes with the patch. Transdermal estrogen patches generally stick
to the skin fairly well, but they vary in size and the adhesives used, so individual
patients may experience more problems with one than another. We encourage you to
try different places, and if the brand you are using just won’t stay on, you
can request another brand.
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