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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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Does the amount of estrogen in birth control pills have an effect on libido?

Does the amount of estrogen in birth control pills have an effect on libido?

Yes: medications in general can have an affect on libido. particularly ones related to hormone levels. ...Read more

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Does bcp yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have more of estrogen or more of progesterone in it?

Does bcp yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have more of estrogen or more of progesterone in it?

Appropriate amounts : Birth control pills all contain standard doses of estrogen and progesterone. The combination is what inhibits ovulation and provides cycle control. It does not really make sense to compare the levels between these two due to a pharmacology concept called bioavailability. ...Read more

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Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

Individualized: Nuvaring has a low incidence of cardiovascular risk overall. Individuals must be assessed by their doctor to determine if they are a candidate for any form of hormonal contraception. In general the Estrogen in combined contraceptives represent the higher risk hormone. ...Read more

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I have heard the progestin in birth control pills can affect libido. Which matters more, the specific kind of progestin or the dosage amount?

I have heard the progestin in birth control pills can affect libido. Which matters more, the specific kind of progestin or the dosage amount?

Either one: either one can affect libido. Since it affects people differently, the only way to know if it affects you or not is to take it and see. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement- is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?

Hormone replacement-  is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?

Not necessarily: If you still have a uterus, then you need a combination of estrogen and progesterone. The Progesterone can by taken continuously or in a cyclic fashion. Remember, you are only using the minimum dose of hormones to treat the symptoms that are bothering you. Discuss these doses with your doctor. ...Read more

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How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

Significant: Ocp's lower the testosterone level by suppressing the ovaries and allowing many of the cysts to resolve (each cyst in pco produces testosterone in addition to estrogen). An anti-androgen such as spironolactone serves to block the testosterone receptors and does not affect the actual level of testosterone. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics affect most the reliability of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

Which antibiotics affect most the reliability of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

None!: Antibiotics – Rifampin is the only antibiotic proven to decrease serum ethinyl estradiol (EE) and progestin levels in women taking OCs; a nonhormonal contraceptive method is recommended in these women. Rifampin may also decrease the effectiveness of the transdermal (Ortho Evra) and vaginal ring (NuvaRing) preparations; an alternate form of contraception should be used in this situation. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are the levels of oestrogen and progesterone low in the blood during menstruation?

I'm wondering why are the levels of oestrogen and progesterone low in the blood during menstruation?

Wow nice question: Long explanation but a brief version. Your menses is an indication that pregnancy did not occur and that your body is now eliminating the lining of your uterus and preparing for a new cycle. It is the decline in estrogen and Progesterone that tells your uterus it is time to shed the lining. The brain starts to stimulate the ovaries in a renewed attempt at getting you pregnant. See image. ...Read more

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Does the androgenic activity level and/or dose of the progestin in birth control pills have any effect on a woman's libido?

Does the androgenic activity level and/or dose of the progestin in birth control pills have any effect on a woman's libido?

Woman's Libido: Libido requires a balance of the hormones. Testosterone is the main driver, but your estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, Cortisol, and Thyroid all need to be somewhat balanced for optimal libido. Also, hormones are only responsible for about half the libido. Stress, exhaustion, boredom, anger or resentment towards the partner can all decrease libido. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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Will diflucan decrease the effectiveness of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive? High chances of pregnancy?

Will diflucan decrease the effectiveness of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive? High chances of pregnancy?

No impact: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an oral antifungal which should not interfere with birth control pills, or have any impact on the chances of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many sugar pills are in a packet of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

How many sugar pills are in a packet of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

7: There are 28 pills in most oral contraceptive packs, including levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) - 21 active and 7 placebo (sugar) pills. There are some newer varieties with 24 active and 4 placebo pills. Still others may have as many as 84 active and 7 placebo pills for an extended cycle. There is one brand that only has active pills - 28 per pack, and there is no menstrual period. ...Read more

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Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Not so much: As progesterone doesn't particularly cause hyponatremia(low blood sodium) but is felt to predispose people(really women) to some degree of exercise induced hyponatremia. It really has limited effect on the aromatization(conversion) of testosterone to estrogen. ...Read more

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