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A 31-year-old female asked:

What is better to treat low estrogen in 30 yr old female (6 p/mg), premarin (conjugated estrogens) , estradiol or birth control?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology 43 years experience
Any of them: If you have low estrogen (?premature menopause), any of the replacements will work. One woman may feel better on one or the other and dose needs to be adjusted to your symptoms.
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends: If you have an intact uterus then I would use a birth control pill as it provides both the estrogen and progesterone you need to prevent pregnancy and endometrial hyperplasia. If you have had a hysterectomy than both premarin (conjugated estrogens) and estradiol (estrace) would be fine. The estrogen in birth control by the way is estradiol as well. Birth control also lowers ovarian cancer risk (combined pills only)

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