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Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

D/w doctor: Vaginal estrogen cream is usually the treatment of choice for women who have only vaginal dryness, if other symptoms occur then systemic hormones with estrogen and progesterone- (only if uterus is still intact)- are used. A pessary is a device insterted in the vaginal to hold up a bladder or tissue that has fallen down and it does not have any hormones. Women with multiple childbirths may need. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Is it common to have fibroadenoma after surgical menopause in therapy with estronens. Why? Lack of estrogens? Thanks

Is it common to have fibroadenoma after surgical menopause in therapy with estronens. Why? Lack of estrogens? Thanks

Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenomas are a fairly common benign breast tumor in all women. They can increase is size in response to estrogen. This can be seen in pregnancy for example. They may shrink in size in menopause due to a lack of estrogen. They can occur in estrogen deficient states too. ...Read more

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What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though I've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says I'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though I've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says I'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

Several causes: If the ovaries fail prematurely it could be one cause. Has your gyn checked your pituitary gland? Your adrenals? Your liver? Have you gotten very thin? Theses are all areas I would suggest looking into. ...Read more

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Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not work that way. It releases a small amount of Progesterone that works locally inside of the uterine lining and not throughout your body. It does not affect estrogen at all. ...Read more

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Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32, does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause, if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?

Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32, does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause, if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?

Premature: menopause can alter your body's metabolism. There is some difference of opinion, but many physicians would have given you a few years of estrogen replacement therapy. Other medical problems are also possible, and you need a full evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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Can lack of oestrogen cause trigger fingers and thumb?

Can lack of oestrogen cause trigger fingers and thumb?

I am not sure: Trigger finger is more common in women.
Although the association of estrogen deprivation with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in postmenopausal women needs further study. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Numbness/ menopause: These symptoms are not the usually ones associated with low estrogen. Numbness in hands and feet may be a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Other conditions can also cause this. It is vaital that you see your physician for examinations to evaluate your situation and then advise you on proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can lack of estrogen in a woman cause depression?

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Can lack of estrogen in a woman cause depression?

Dep.: Hormonal changes in susceptible women can affect moods. ...Read more

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Does a lack of estrogen in women cause depression?

Does a lack of estrogen in women cause depression?

Yes: Estrogen boosts serotonin and can raise endorphins which will help your mood. With lower levels of estrogen, one can develop symptoms of depression. ...Read more

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What causes growth plates not to close by 25? Read for boys can be lack of estrogen receptors but what causes this in females who completed puberty?

What causes growth plates not to close by 25? Read for boys can be lack of estrogen receptors but what causes this in females who completed puberty?

Never seen it: Are you sure? Many growth plates leave a scar that can mimic an open plate, but rarely to the point that it fools a specialist. Can you post the xray? ...Read more

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After a complete hystetectomy at a fairly early age, does the lack of estrogen cause premature ageing??

Estrogen: If the ovaries (estrogen source) are removed and not synthetically replaced then there can be "hot flashes", bone demineralization, mood swings, etc. Those symptoms can be a form of "aging" especially with vaginal dryness and shrinkage. ...Read more

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Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease. Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease. Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can dehydratrion from chronic sweating causing muscle pain an stiffness........or lack of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cause it....?

Can dehydratrion from chronic sweating causing muscle pain an stiffness........or lack of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cause it....?

Not usually: Dehydration causes dry mouth, fatigue and weakness. Your hormone problems from your chronic diseases and medications can cause muscle soreness. Low Estrogen and Testosterone can cause Tenderness of muscle. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor for a plan to stay active and comfortable. ...Read more

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I'm going through early menopause, was on HRT oestrogen only but not now. I'm getting horrendous body chills especially in my left kidney and from it?

I'm going through early menopause, was on HRT oestrogen only but not now. I'm getting horrendous body chills especially in my left kidney and from it?

Need urine test: Your chills could be due to menopause but not kidney pain. You need urine test to rule out infection. Antidepressant such as Prozac (fluoxetine) may help hot flashes Estrogen increases risk for breast cancer ...Read more

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Had uti. In menopause. Gynae said oestrogen cream but burns badly vagina. Do I need cream? How help uti? Uti symptoms had gone but cream brought back?

Not really uti: It is thinning of the skin in the vagina from lack of estrogen. Only estrogen will help. It is possible that the brand of cream might neem a change, but if your urine was checked and gyn said the this was the problem then the cream is the only was to get the vaginal skin inside healthy again. It takes a while and does not work overnight ...Read more

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Using clob/estrogen for lichen sclerosis -2 years constant fare ups- since menopause. Tried protopic. New dr. Started e&t and singular. Any feedback?

Using clob/estrogen for lichen sclerosis -2 years constant fare ups- since menopause. Tried protopic. New dr. Started e&t and singular. Any feedback?

Clobetasol 0.05%: If it's biopsy proven lichen sclerosis, clobetasol seems to be the best treatment. Estrogen is only used for atrophy (thin dry mucosal surfaces from low estrogen). Usually ls is a long term condition but if all else has failed, use the Protopic with careful follow-up with your doc. Testosterone rarely helps long term. Good luck with singular, I've not tried this for ls, interesting idea. ...Read more

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What are the DVT risks with estrogen use for menopause?

What are the DVT risks with estrogen use for menopause?

Not increased: Estrogen only for menopausal women was shown not to statistically increase DVT rates. Estrogen + progestin (synthetic) increased the risk two fold. This seems to implicate synthetic progestins since the same does not hold true for progesterone. I suspect the problem child in HRT therapy is synthetic progestin (medroxy Progesterone acetate). The focus is always on estrogen though. ...Read more

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What treatments, besides those involving estrogen, can be used to treat menopausal mood swings?

Some thoughts: You can discuss selective serotonin reuptake inhibiter & natural remedies with your dr.
Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in. .. ...Read more

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Menopausal; estrogen 69 progesterone 0.4. Terrible bouts of insomnia; some days no sleep, other days broken sleep. Any advice? Don't say sleep hygene.

Insomnia? Menopause: Hi, you don't mention when your last period was.
There certainly is something to be done, since the estrogen level is good, I'd sugg progesterone. This is Rx'd by gyn, and requires a full discussion re risks/benefits. Only you can decide if it's worth it.
BTW, if you decide to "wait it out", sx could last 1-20 yrs.
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Will estrogen cream stop/slow progression of moderate cystocele or is it just a matter of time before it totally falls out now that I am post menopause?

Will estrogen cream stop/slow progression of moderate cystocele or is it just a matter of time before it totally falls out now that I am post menopause?

Unclear: It is unclear as to whether estrogen will affect progression of a cystocele. Kegals, losing weight (if needed), not being constipated, staying active without putting repetitive pressure to pelvic floor all will help ...Read more

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Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Yes: Hi. Yes, loss of estrogen is one of the hallmarks of menopause, and why estrogen/progestin replacement (if uterus in place) or estrogen replacement (if hysterectomized) is beneficial for postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take estrogen if you are not menopausal?

Depends on reason: If a woman is taking estrogen for birth control it can have serious risk which should be d/w the doctor before starting. If taking it for another reason other than birthcontrol or irregular periods then the risk outweigh any possible benefit. ...Read more

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Is estrasorb the only non synthetic estrogen available for menopause symptoms?

No: Please try to ignore synthetic argument when it comes to medications. Everything is synthetic unless you pick it off tree or pull it off ground or kill animal. Even clover, soy & yam have to be synthesized into hormone product. Check out my discussion at http://alvinblin. Com/2013/04/new-drug-big-pharma-goes-bio-identical. Html. In meantime, Divigel is only plant-based estrogen made by bigpharma. ...Read more

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What role does estrogen and progesterone play in menopause?

Menopause: Menopause is brought about by the changing balance of sex hormones. Usually estrogen has decreased to a low level and Progesterone as is decreased. The changing levels of hormones cause the symptoms of menopause. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. Menopause may offer relief as estrogen levels go down, but taking estrogen may make migraine worse. However, if a woman has not had migraine before, taking estrogen in menopause is unlike to cause it. Other causes for headaches should be considered. ...Read more

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My wife takes 8 conjugated estrogen (0.626)tablets. Should she switch to soy menopause (herbal) instead?

Lots of options: There are many natural options that are available. While Premarin (conjugated estrogens) is north the worst choice there may be others more suitable. ...Read more

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