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Estrogen Allergy (Overview)

Estrogen allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to estrogen that often produces unpleasant symptoms.


Estrogen Allergy (Overview)

Estrogen allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to estrogen that often produces unpleasant symptoms.


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Is progesterone an estrogen?

Is progesterone an estrogen?

No: Progesterone is another ovarian hormone quite distinct from estrogen. One major effect of Progesterone is stabilization of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Allergic shiners: Dark circles under the eye are usually caused by allergies and are known as allergic shiners.I know of no relationship to estrogen or progesterone. ...Read more

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Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

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Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

Periods: Menopause is a time when the ovaries stopped producing estrogen. The symptoms of hot flashes, pain with intercourse, and droopy breasts. In women of reproductive age, the symptoms may be different. Very light periods, lack of periods, or shrinking breasts can be clues. You can determine low estrogen by a blood test (lh, fsh, estradiol) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and a week before. ...Read more

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Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Both can: Both estrogen and progestins can cause headaches, though estrogen tends to do so with higher frequency. ...Read more

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Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Estrogen: Tamoxifen is given to individuals with specific breast cancers that are driven to grow by the presence of estrogen receptors. Tamoxifen interferes with the activity of estrogen in the breast, preventing cancer growth. The role of Progesterone receptors is unclear, though Progesterone receptors in breast cancer are generally associated with estrogen receptors, making tamoxifen an effective therapy. ...Read more

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How to know the difference between having too much estrogen and too much testerone? What are the different signs of both? Or are they both the same?

How to know the difference between having too much estrogen and too much testerone? What are the different signs of both? Or are they both the same?

Different: Excess testosterone in women has masculinizing effects increased hair, and sometimes balding, acne, deepening of voice, and menstrual irregularities / infertility. Excess estrogen can cause dysmenorrhea, endometriosis and fibrocystic breast disease. Pco causes mostly the first. ...Read more

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Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?

Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?

No: There are various patches. Vivelle (estradiol) is the most commonly used. I like vivelle (estradiol) because it comes in various doses that allows for very selective titration of dose. ...Read more

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Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

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Does progesterone or conjugated estrogen enhance breasts?

Does progesterone or conjugated estrogen enhance breasts?

Maybe: Estrogens can quite possibly, but individual results would vary widely. That also isn't a usual medical reason for using those drugs. ...Read more

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Does the nuvaring have lots of estrogen like premphase (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?

Does the nuvaring have lots of estrogen like premphase (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?

Much, much more: The nuva-ring is used for contraception and has estrogen levels that mimic the normal levels found in reproductive age women. Prempase is used for postmenopausal hormone replacement and contains a much, much lower dose of estrogen. ...Read more

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Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

No: Menest (esterified estrogens) consists of esterified Estrogens such as sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate. Bioidentical estrogen would be pricipally estradiol, as well as estrone and estriol. ...Read more

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How can I know if my estrogen level in the body is normal or not. Which test should I go for ?

Estrogen levels: If you are menstruating, then your E levels are good. If you are concerned about peri-menopause, or if you've had a hysterectomy, or if you're having symptoms of menopause, a blood level of LH and FSH (pituitary hormones) will be elevated if the E is low. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read more

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I spotted on CD 11. Started using CB digital tests on CD9. I had neg until CD11- showed increase in estrogen. No LH surge ever detected.Thoughts?

Fertility question?: It looks like you're already receiving treatment, I will strongly recommend that you direct your questions to the medical team working with you. If need be, request referral to another specialist. Conflicting information could be emotionally frustrating for those dealing with fertility issues. ...Read more

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Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more