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estrogen in contraception pills or menopausal hormone therapy have same effect?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Mostly yes: Pharmacologically yes, although the amount of estrogen in hrt is usually lower than in ocp; therefore symptomatically it might be different. Some hrt also contains different estrogen types, for example conjugated equine estrogens, but the basic effect is still similar.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take premphase (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Premtphase is for estrogen replacement therapy in postmenopausal treatment and not indicated for pregnant women.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not recommended: Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is a combination estrogen / Progesterone medication indicated for postmenopausal hormone replacement. The doses of estrogen and Progesterone are a tiny fraction of what is typically produced by a reproductive age women. While prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) would be of no particular benefit (and is contra-indicated) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is unlikely to be harmful.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Estrogen in contraception pills or menopausal hormone therapy have an effect on mood?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dep.: Hormonal changes in susceptible women can affect moods.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of human growth hormone?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Different brands : Most of the commercially available hgh preparations are identical. The preservative solutions may differ, the technological approach may be different: using bacteria vs mouse cells to manufacture what is really the same drug across the brands available in the us, and the mode of delivery might be different: pen vs pod vs needle/syringe. In the end, the brands in this country work the same.

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