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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Black cohosh: There is not enough scientific data that black cohosh is safe for periods in teenagers. No studies have looked at black cohosh in people under 18. ... Read More

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No: Not known to....
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Neither of these is likely to provide much help with cycle regulation. In fact dong quai can cause blood thinning making periods even worse.
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Vitex: While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your G ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Brown
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Black cohosh is an herbal supplement with some estrogen-like properties. It is not good for cycle regulation. The real question is, why are your cycle ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not working for you: This is a "pop" remedy that seems to work for some women but isn't part of evidence-based medicine. Herbals are often very disappointing especially gi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Good question: The question is if black cohosh really works at all. Some studies suggest it may help menopausal symptoms--others have found little benefit. It's pret ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: Menopausal women with hot flashes are the ones who most frequently use black cohosh. However, those with breast cancer, other hormone-sensitive cance ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: As long as you don't have breast cancer, history of blood clots or liver disease. Black cohosh can help with the transition of challenging menopause. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Black cohosh: It is possible that black cohosh which is a herb can cause a miscarriage early in the pregnancy, but later in the pregnancy it can be used to induce ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not advisable: Has not been proven safe to take when you are pregnant, u should wait till after the baby is born and after u are done breast feeding.

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