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Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
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What are the side effects of stopping hormone therapy?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
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What are the side effects of stopping hormone therapy?

Hormones?: Depends - what hormone therapy? - taking it for what? - why would you be stopping? ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
38 years in practice
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Must I take hormone therapy for side effects of menopause?

Dr. Janet Greenhut
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
38 years in practice
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Must I take hormone therapy for side effects of menopause?

No: Most women don't take hormones. It's fine not to treat the symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes will eventually go away. Some symptoms, like vaginal dryness will persist, but there are other ways to deal with that, or some women use hormone creams or rings that don't carry the risks of oral or patch-delivered hormones. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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What age is it legal to get female to male hormone therapy? also, do these hormones have any negative side affects?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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What age is it legal to get female to male hormone therapy? also, do these hormones have any negative side affects?

Age of consent: Age of consent for sexual activity varies from state to state in US from 16 to 18 . If you are contemplating gender assignment ( Sex Change surgery ) more to it. You have to see a doctor under go battery of psychological tests Yes these hormones will have ' negative side effects ' including predisposing to cancers. Speak to you doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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If i live beyond 5 years with bone only metastatic breast cancer, how long can the hormone therapy be taken?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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If i live beyond 5 years with bone only metastatic breast cancer, how long can the hormone therapy be taken?

Forever: Breast cancer with bone metastasis hormonal therapy will not be discontinued even may need additional treatments to keep the tumor under control , speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What should I do if the birth control pills i take, for hormone therapy, is causing my breast to be sore and hurt.? I only been taken pills for 3 days

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What should I do if the birth control pills i take, for hormone therapy, is causing my breast to be sore and hurt.? I only been taken pills for 3 days

Hormone therapy: Give it a few more days for your body to get used to the hormones. If not better in a week return to your doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Board Certified, Pulmonology
21 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: hormone therapy?

Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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What is the definition or description of: hormone therapy?

Exogenous hormones: Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are hormones in cancer treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
38 years in practice
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How does hormone therapy work?

Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
38 years in practice
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By replacement: Hormone therapy is supplemental, replacing lost hormone to better levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
2M people helped
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What are the claims against hormone therapy?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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Blood clots: It slightly raise the risk of developing blood clots and certain kinds of other cancers. This is a detailed discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows your medical issues in detail. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
38 years in practice
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What's the ideal dose of hormone therapy?

Dr. Janet Greenhut
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
38 years in practice
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What's right for you: It's an individual thing. There is no standard dose. It's what works for you and has risks that you can tolerate. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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