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can you take bioidentical hormone replacement therapy while you still have periods

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is not a good idea to take anything with hormonal effects that is not an FDA approved drug, because non-approved drugs may or may not have correct ... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes: I have a different opinion and i really don't reference the fda. Most compounded hormones contain the same hormones that are in fda approved medicati ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Hogan
35 years experience General Surgery
BHRT=your hormones: Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are the same as those you make in your body. Hrt can help with symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, foggy brai ... Read More
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Dr. Shira Miller
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Natural HRT. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. Many doctors, includ ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is not a good idea to take anything with hormonal effects that is not an FDA approved drug, because non-approved drugs may or may not have correct ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No magic: Bioidentical is a great marketing phrase, but has no medical substantiation. It's just another hype to sell product. Blood work values don't make you ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Hormone: Therapy (except for thyroid) doesn't help with weight loss. "bioidentical" is a lay term with no legal meaning, but generally "very expensive without ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
HRT. : The risk:benefit ratio of the use of HRT deems it potentially more risky than beneficial, all things considered.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Women with history of breast cancer may or may not be given the ok to take estrogen. Some endometrial cancer cases can take ht after @ cancer free yrs ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: Nope. Estrogen or Progesterone or spironolactone does not change your bladder anatomy.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Menopause: If you do not take replacement hormones you will experience symptoms of menopause, e.g., hot flashes, mood changes, bone mineral loss and greater susc ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
20 years experience Family Medicine
HRT: It can take as little as 1-2 weeks. If longer get back in touch with your provider.
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