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User Reviews for Replens to treat Vaginal Dryness

Replens has an average rating of 2.7 out of 10 from a total of 79 ratings for the treatment of Vaginal Dryness. 11% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 75% reported a negative effect.

Replens Rating Summary

2.7/10 average rating

79 ratings from 85 user reviews.

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Reviews for Replens

Janet · Taken for less than 1 month October 25, 2020

“I am on my 3rd use of Replins, after going to the bathroom and wiping there were white chunks, so I got up close and personally with my magnify mirror, and I was shocked at the amount of white globs all over the outside and especially the inside, bleh! I am 53 and post menopause, the 3rd use was tonight after my shower, and it does kinda still burn a little, but if it is shedding dead skin, is that a good thing? I'm still not sure if I want to continue using it or not.”

2 / 10
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SeaDove66 · Taken for less than 1 month November 12, 2020

“I was recommended by a Gynaecologist to use this product Replens 2nd time using it I feel dry and clumps of white skin cell or whatever is is have been discharging. I want to know is this safe or a good thing? Adding to my frustration!!!!!”

2 / 10
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MB · Taken for less than 1 month February 3, 2021

“Used this twice to avoid estrogen cream and started bleeding after the second application, then copious brown sludge discharge, so far for two days. Don't know if the applicator does the damage or the ingredients, but needless to say it doesn't bode well for the product!”

1 / 10
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She · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 28, 2021

“After using Replens I experienced the white chunky discharge many people are complaining about. But after a few consistent uses I noticed that not only was the discharge turning a very dark brown, but I wasn’t coming out anymore! I had to manually get inside my vagina to pull out days of old, dark, chunky discharge. It had little to no smell to it, but was still very unpleasant to see. There’s no need in shedding dry vaginal tissue of the discharge is just going to stay inside the vagina! Never using it again.”

2 / 10
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WANDA WOMAN · Taken for less than 1 month October 7, 2020

“Severe vaginal dryness after menopause is horrible. The vagina changes can mimic uti. Replens is the only thing that has given me relief. I use it every 3 days at night. If I get dry in between I apply a bit by hand. I would rather feel wet and messy than dry as the dessert. I did have some brownish discharge once after the 1st use but it went away. I recommend because I suffered horribly before I used it.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 18, 2020

“OMG! Why did I not read these reviews first??? Used this product to moisturize the Va-jj and after intercourse, the chalky yeasty looking rubbery substance is BEYOND embarrassing. I mistook it for a yeast infection and even took diflucan and Monistat. I was so fed up I went to gyn who immediately knew exactly what it was. They need to pull it off the shelves.”

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Echo · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 8, 2020

“I started using Replens as my gyno suggested for vaginal dryness/atrophy in March 2020. No negative reaction, at first, with exception to clear discharge. It is now June 2020 and I noticed I've been experiencing slight cramping like I'm going to get a period. I'm in my 60's and post-menapausal. Yesterday, I noticed a brownish discharge and still experiencing slight cramping. Will stop using Replens product immediately! I think further research and investigation into product should be put in place, pronto. Too many women are having too many strange and unexplained reactions to this product. FDA should be alerted - NOW!”

1 / 10
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Breast cancer survivor 5+total April 3, 2021

“Oh how I had wish I had read the reviews here FIRST! I was diagnosed with vaginal atrophy but the doctor recommended Replens. Tried the inserts first, all they did was swell me up with 0 lubrication. External gel-same swelling, but this time horrible burning and pain while urinating. It made me itch and burn like a yeast infection. Inside looked as bad as it felt. Decided to try the lubricant in the little packet that came with the inserts. It helped at first but then-BAM! Soreness, itching and painful urination with swollen labia internal AND external. On a whim I took benadryl thinking this has GOT to be a bad allergic reaction. Benadryl took away the feeling of being on fire down there a little to save my sanity! I'll take dryness over this ANY day! Definitely need to report your reactions to the FDA!”

1 / 10
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maria · Taken for less than 1 month September 20, 2020

“AVOID. Severe uterus cramping after second dosage (3 days after the first one) with big black lumps and brown blood a few hours later which now is fresh red blood with big lumps in. Currently been going on for 2 days, I hope it will stop or it is the doctor next. Peri menopausal, dry after ovulation hence the recommended cream. Never had any spotting or bleeding between periods this is a reaction to the cream. What have they put in it to cause such a severe reaction?”

1 / 10
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ghosttrain2005 · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 4, 2021

“Hello, The thick white residue that some ladies talk about in the reviews is the dry skin that this product takes from the lining of you vagina the more that you use it the less comes away. You have to remove it. I have used it for years and it is very messy. I use this ladies Pjur med repair glide FANTASTIC!”

6 / 10
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Jaz · Taken for less than 1 month October 4, 2020

“I have used Replens 3 times. I was crampy first time. Felt like an oncoming UTI after second insert. Then the white wet tissue discharge after the third time. Done... was not cheap, so a waste. Too many ladies seem to be having the same symptoms. Like others, wish I had read these reviews! Just don’t......”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 2, 2020

“I just hope that someone is reporting these reviews to Replens. I've experienced everything from the chalky substance to a brownish discharge which I believe to be a blood residue. It was a scary experience as opposed to being helpful. Replens, go back to your lab and do something about this please!!”

1 / 10
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Dog mom · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 2, 2020

“I’ve used replens for a few years now as was recommended by my gyn. It was a miracle treatment for vaginal dryness. I would get disgusting gray-green discharge that my gyn said was dead cells sloughing off. My current weekly treatments leave me itching and burning which I blamed on too much citrus in my diet. I had switched from the disposable applicators to the reusable. My last dose was uncomfortable with that applicator. The next morning I wiped a good amount of bright red blood which I haven’t had in 20 years! I may have cut myself but am also having low pelvic cramping that I now realize I had with previous applications. After reading other comments I don’t think I have developed a sensitivity inasmuch as they made a change to this product.”

1 / 10
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Chloefakename · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 1, 2020

“Helped me with labia minora dermatitis. I’m a female in my 20s and also suffer some vaginal dryness due to medications. This product helped so much in many ways. Seeing all the gross skin cells come out that my vagina wasn’t cleaning out by itself proves that it does a great job at helping the vagina if it’s not properly self cleaning due to dryness or whatever else.”

10 / 10
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Bunty · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2019

“Had vaginal dryness so used this, as the information on the outside seemed ideal. It caused soreness and slight bleeding. Complete waste of time and money. Thank goodness for this forum as I thought it was only me!”

1 / 10
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Max · Taken for less than 1 month September 27, 2020

“First time user. I just got done inserting Replens and immediately experienced severe burning and redness. 3 days later after cornstarch sitzbaths i called my gynecologist and she said I may be the 1% that is severely allergic to some ingredients in the gel. I am still burning but it is severe when urinating. I now have red irritation on insides of labia If you have any resolution to my pain I would appreciate it.”

1 / 10
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Linn · Taken for less than 1 month October 17, 2020

“So first time buying Replens and first time using this. I too wished I had read reviews. Not even time for my period for two more weeks and I’m cramping like a period is fixing to start. I had string like discharge to now white rubbery like chunks and balls. Yuck! Bad Decision Product isn’t what I had expected at all. Won’t be using again. I tried washing everything out of me but I’m still steadily cramping”

1 / 10
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Scoop · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 25, 2019

“I've used Replens due to vaginal dryness related to menopause. It has helped with the dryness but awhile after use l've experienced slight vaginal bleeding. Not sure why since l had a hysterectomy three years ago. I will not continue using.”

4 / 10
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Ssvierck · Taken for less than 1 month April 16, 2019

“I bought this product to try for my vaginal dryness. One hour after I used it I started having allot of gooey thick bloody discharge. I had a hysterectomy 15 years ago and I am at the end of my menopause so I am not sure why I have blood stained underwear and this bloody gooey discharge. ”

5 / 10
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Lm · Taken for less than 1 month July 31, 2020

“I tried this product Replens for vag dryness, trying to stay away from hormones. I used it before I went to bed, the next day I felt cramping, no bleeding or discharge yet. I now wish I saw these postings before I bought the product.. I will not use it again.”

1 / 10
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Pops · Taken for less than 1 month December 7, 2020

“Works very well for me. Used only 3 times so far. I insert with the long plastic applicator, already set up, just squeeze the cream, I use Thurs am or eve, lasts well, I use once a week, just so I can have comfortable weekend sex! So I use just once a week. I am experiencing an itchy clitorus, feels as if I have thrush, is this common ?”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 2, 2021

“Omg I wished I read the reviews on here!! I’ve recently used Replens Md cream and didn’t think it was connected…but now after reading the reviews!!! The first time I used this I contracted kidney infection…2 weeks later a uterus infection!! I’m 54 post menopausal tried the cream for dryness and all I got was bad abdominal cramping, swollen abdomen and bleeding! I’ve not bled for 8 years…these side effects need to be on the leaflet inside!!”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 23, 2021

“I am SO glad I found this page with other women reporting the same issues that I have been experiencing when using Replens MD. My GP prescribed it for vaginal atrophy 6 - 7 months ago, but almost from the start I noticed a thick yellow/nasty brown sludgy discharge after each application. This was accompanied by mild irritation both inside and outside. Furthermore, I have not noticed any improvement in my vaginal atrophy condition. More recently, I have also started to see pinkish blood in the discharge as well after each application. I have been assuming that this must be the 'expected' discharge of dead cells the information leaflet describes. Reading the other comments on this page has now made me realise that it is not and that Replens is definitely not for me! I will go back to my GP to discuss ASAP. Thank you, ladies!”

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Anon1 September 20, 2020

“I've been using Replens on and off for a year or so. The disposable applicators are awful. When you squeeze and let go, the applicator sucks the vaginal wall, and is then difficult to remove without causing light damage. I then bought the reusable applicators, because Replens was the only moisturiser that lasts. The applicator is quite sharp, not rounded for comfort. The moisturiser is sticky and it doesn't feel very nice, but it was the best I could find. I used it again to insert an estring, and the amount of lumpy white discharge I'm having today is shocking. I read that it is dry skin shedding, but it's quite alarming. I definitely do not have a yeast infection. There isn't enough written about this to make it less alarming. It must have been because I used double the dose as I normally use. I hope it's a good thing that I'm shedding so badly.”

7 / 10
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Annie · Taken for less than 1 month October 16, 2020

“Used it one day and everything was fine...second time I used it, I immediately started burning...later that evening I was bleeding from inside...looked at reviews and found others that were the same...not sure if this is what happens in the beginning and then it gets better?”

2 / 10
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