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Doctor insights on: Amount Of Estrogen In Yaz

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Dr. Mary Vanko Dr. Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Estrogen (Definition)

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


Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey Dr. Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology
12 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Dr. John Berryman Dr. Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
50 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's .02 to .03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's .02 to .03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

0.02 t0 0.03 mg Est: If anything is noticed, is should be that the higher estrogen level will allow for less facial acne. It may only improve the acne and not "cure it". Make certain to take the Yasmin the same time (within the hour of the day before) so that the level of estrogen in your system is constant. Taking the bcp at odd hours in low dose types like Yas or Yasmin is, can cause variations which cause acne. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Matthew Parker Dr. Parker
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus is very unhelpful.

Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus  is very unhelpful.

Hmmm...: Short answer is yes: there are low-estrogen oral contraceptives. Not sure you'd want to do that, though. First, the ovarian cysts can only be controlled if ovulation is stopped, and this requires taking estrogen to inhibit pituitary FSH release. Without estrogen the cysts might rage out of control. This estrogen must (I believe) be balanced with progesterone and testosterone, EVEN in PCOS patients ...Read more

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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How is oral contraceptive containing estrogen containdicated to antibiotic?

How is oral contraceptive containing estrogen containdicated to antibiotic?

Lower effectiveness: Certain medicines as well as certain herbs increase the speed that oral contraceptives are cleared from the body, decreasing effectiveness. Things most likely to do this are: Antibiotics such as Rifampin and Grseofulvin; anticonvulsants such as dilantin, Phenobarbital and tegretol; even St John's Wart. Check with your doctor to see if you need to use a back-up method. ...Read more

Dr. Chris Hayes Dr. Hayes
Family Medicine
years in practice
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I am 43 and a smoker, my doc prescribed a low dose oral contraceptive w low dose estrogen; should I avoid this?

I am 43 and a smoker, my doc prescribed a low dose oral contraceptive w low dose estrogen;  should I avoid this?

Yes: Estrogen containing contraceptives are contraindicated in smokers 35 and over because studies show that the risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks is unacceptably high in women of this age who use both estrogen and nicotine. I would strongly suggest that you either consider an alternative estrogen-free method of contraception or that you immediately quit smoking. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is a low dose oral contraceptive effective treatment for adenomyosis? Does the estrogen in a pill such as Alesse contribute to the adenomyosis spread?

Is a low dose oral contraceptive effective treatment for adenomyosis? Does the estrogen in a pill such as Alesse contribute to the adenomyosis spread?

Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis is the development of glandular material from the endometrium interdigitating into the smooth muscle of the uterus causing it to enlarge and often produce copious bleeding. Alesse is being used to try to control the heavy bleeding without using surgery as an alternative. This diagnosis is usually made at the time of hysterectomy via the pathological specimen. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Do males have estrogen?

Do males have estrogen?

Yes: Men make estrogen as well as testosterone. But they make much more testosterone than estrogen, so the testosterone effects win out. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Rohde Dr. Rohde
General Practice
31 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Are estrogen pills safe?

Are estrogen pills safe?

Depending: Depends on the type of estrogen. Most synthetic oc's are ok to use for short periods of time to plan or space pregnancy but then i suggest getting off of them long term. We are exposed to so many estrogen like chemicals and other hormones in our polluted environment that minimizing synthetic hormone exposure is best way to avoid increase in cancer risk in later life. ...Read more

Dr. William Banks Hinshaw Dr. Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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How do you increase estrogen?

Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods. However, one might ask why you want to increase your estrogen. If you are menopausal, you can try food supplements or actually take estrogen orally. Most birth control pills contain Estrogens but usually lower estrogen levels by also suppressing the ovaries. To answer your question better, i would have to know what your objective is. ...Read more

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Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
17 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Do strawberries have estrogen?

Do strawberries have estrogen?

Not significant : 100 grams of strawberries have about 50 micrograms of phytoestrogens. This is not really enough to be significant. ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy Dr. Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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Should I take estrogen pills ?

Should I take estrogen pills
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Perimenopause: Check with your PCP or GYN, when was your last period? If this was over a year ago, then you are postmenopausal. If not, you are perhaps perimenopausal. If your symptoms are bothersome, and especially, since you are young, hormone therapy may be appropriate, however, there needs to be a baseline evaluation and discussion. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What brand of estrogen is best?

What brand of estrogen is best?

Estrogen is estrogen: Physicians here on health tap have decided not to endorse any specific products. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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What's a good source of estrogen?

Source: Your body is the best source of estrogen. At your age it would be wise to see a gynecologist and have that doctor guide you the changes in estrogen as you get older. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is a high estrogen level for 50?

What is a high estrogen level for 50?

Still cycling?: Or not? If menopausal then over 40-50 could be high; if cycling, it can go up to 200 or there about depending on when in the cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is it possible that I have low estrogen?

Low Estrogen : The best way to know for sure is to have your labs checked. ...Read more

Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What affects do having low estrogen have?

What affects do having low estrogen have?

Many: Low estrogen may affect the overall sense of wellbeing that you may or may not have. Lack of estrogen may give you "hot flashes", vaginal dryness, libido changes, sleep disorders, anxiety sensation, depression, changes in skin, mood and overall sense of wellness. Depending on your overall health, medications, and other issues, you very well can get help. Get a good eval by pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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