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Partial hyst, 50 and smoker trying to quit. What the my risks taking vaginal estrogen like vagifem or estrace (estradiol)?

Partial hyst, 50 and smoker trying to quit. What the my risks taking vaginal estrogen like vagifem or estrace (estradiol)?

Little Risk: Vagifem are estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream act locally. Without a Family History of breast cancer, the risk is very little. You should try to quit smoking to decrease your risk of lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you had a partial hysterectomy. If you mean you still have a cervix, then you may get some spotting if your cervix has endometrial cells. ...Read more

Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
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Estradiol Level (Definition)

Estradiol is the main estrogen produced by the ovary. The level is a laboratory measurement of estradiol. This level will fluctuate during a menstrual cycle and ...Read more


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My estrogen level was 5600 before fresh cycle. I was prescribed IM progesterone and PO estrace (estradiol). If my estrogen level was why do I need to take estrace (estradiol)?

My estrogen level was 5600 before fresh cycle. I was prescribed IM progesterone and PO estrace (estradiol). If my estrogen level was why do I need to take estrace (estradiol)?

Unclear: That will need to be addressed with the prescribing physician. The answer likely depends on what problem the doctor was trying to fix and what your goals of treatment are. Without that information there is no way to comment ...Read more

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My morning cortisol level is 40 ug/dl (high). I have low estrogen (31 yr old female) and am on estrace (estradiol). What cld be causing the high level?

My morning cortisol level is 40 ug/dl (high). I have low estrogen (31 yr old female) and am on estrace (estradiol). What cld be causing the high level?

Without confirmation: by repeat testing, other additional lab, a good history/physical -- the single test doesn't confirm anything. Much more evaluation is needed. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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Morning cortisol level of 40 ug/dl, TSH is 4.4. On estrace (estradiol) (2mg) for low estrogen. 31 year old female. Is cortisol level cause for concern?

Morning cortisol level of 40 ug/dl, TSH is 4.4. On estrace (estradiol) (2mg) for low estrogen. 31 year old female. Is cortisol level cause for concern?

Elevated Cortisol: A cortisol of 40 is high and even though exogenous estrogen is known to slightly elevate serum cortisol levels, a value of 40 needs to be evaluated. Long term corrisol elevation is injurious to your health and may signify an underlying adrenal glandular condition, such as Cushing's syndrome. You should follow up with an endocrinologist soon. ...Read more

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Hi .. I'm 6 days post an IUI. Is it safe to take estrace (estradiol) if my estrogen level was 76? And progesterone suppositories if my progesterone was 7.5?

Hi .. I'm 6 days post an IUI. Is it safe to take estrace (estradiol) if my estrogen level was 76? And progesterone suppositories if my progesterone was 7.5?

Yes: I assume your reproductive endocrinologist has a plan, and that these prescriptions were given to you as part of it. Estradiol and Progesterone are very commonly given as part of a fertility treatment plan, but you shouldn't try to adjust your medications yourself. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is in estradiol besides estrogen?

What is in estradiol besides estrogen?

Nothing: Estradiol is the form of estrogen produced by the ovary. 17 beta Estradiol to be exact. It is easy to manufacture this and put it in a medicine form whether it be a pill, patch, gel or spray. ...Read more

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Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?

Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?

Yes.: There might be no difference in the chemical component (estradiol), however, vivelle dot provides a better matrix for a more dependable and reliable delivery of the medication. That in turn will lead to better absorption and more efficacy ...Read more

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Is it ok to take estrogen in the form of estradiol valerate during pregnancy as my e2 is low as my dr recommended so but i'm afraid to take it ?

Is it ok to take estrogen in the form of estradiol valerate  during pregnancy as my e2 is low as my dr recommended so but i'm afraid to take it ?

Ask how it helps you: Information on Estradiol valerate says it's not for use during pregnancy, but maybe the reproductive endocrinologist or infertility specialist has a special reason for using it. Just call the doctor or visit the doctor, to get an explanation of the benefit of, or need for the medication, and hopefully that will help relieve worries. ...Read more

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Ive been taking 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone for almost 2 months. My estrogen levels are still very low, how long will it take to see increase?

Ive been taking 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone for almost 2 months. My estrogen levels are still very low, how long will it take to see increase?

Unclear plan: I would clarify with the doctor what you are taking and why you are taking it. The answer depends on the underlying problem being treated. For example, If you have premature ovarian failure then one would base treatment on symptoms not blood estrogen levels. Other diseases treatment could be based on LH/ FSH levels. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
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Estrace (Definition)

Estrace is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more