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Estradiol And Cancer
Is it true that Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) reduces infections, diseases and vaginal cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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
Are the risks of getting cancer (especially breast cancer) higher, if I am already on hormone treatment (estrogen and progestogen) at age 17?
No magic pill: Unfortunately there is no medication, either prescribed or natural that can increase your breast size safely. At 18 years old your breasts have essentially reached their final volume. They will likely increase with weight gains, pregnancy and breastfeeding, but surgical breast augmentation is the only safe way to enhance your breast volume. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bcp crisanta and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have the same amount of ethinylestradiol and drospirenone in them then why does only yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) aggravate my acne?
Less estrogen in Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): Crisanta and yasmin do have the same amount of estrogen (30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol), and the same amount of synthetic Progesterone (3mg of drospirenone). However Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) does have a smaller amount of the estrogen (20mcg of ethinylestradiol), which might aggravate acne. It's also possible for pills to lose effectiveness with long storage and exposure to temperature and uv light, . ...Read more
Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.
No: Your BMI is normal. What stage/grade was your uterine cancer? Is there a family history of breast/ovarian cancer? Your surgeon may be able to provide you with information regarding these risks, may be able to order cancer genetics screening tests if indicated, or may be able to refer you to a cancer genetics counselor should you choose to do so. Best Wishes ...Read more
Will birth control with a higher estrogen and lower androgen potency such as levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) cause acne?
Sometimes: Yes, sometimes this can happen. Each woman reacts differently to oral contraceptives. ...Read more
How does the dosing of mirena IUD compare with beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)? I'm on beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) for acne help and i'm wondering how mirena will compare.
Will not help acne: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD releases a very low level of hormone (a progesterone) inside the uterus. The hormone does not reach high levels in the blood stream, so should not affect one's face. Also, using just a progesterone isn't expected to help the acne on the face. The birth control pills that help acne are "combination" pills, with both estrogen and progesterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which oral contraceptives have the lowest risk for blood clots and treat acne? I'm concerned about clot risks while starting out on Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).
Total hysterectomy at 32 for bilateral dermoid cysts. On estradiol HRT. Told its safe and no breast cancer risk with estrogen only? Is this true?
I would agree: Your surgeon ie breast surgeon ,if you had one may not agree.I would say that at this point in your life the benefits outweigh the risks,especially if you don't have a breAst cancer history in your family.The problem with having surgical menopause at such a young age , is genitourinary atrophy and bone loss.It also affects libido ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can progesterone pills be taken instead of an estrogen-drospirenone bcp like yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to treat estrogen dominance and acne in a skinny girl with pcos?
Yes: It has been in use for many, many years. It is a much hu=igher dose of hormones than many of the newer ons. ...Read more
What are the levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol levels in the birth control zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone)?
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
I'm currently on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) con pill and not feeling to well on them can I switch to levlen ED even though i'm in the middle of active pills on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
Should not: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has 20 mcg of estrogen, 3 mg of progestin compare to levlen with 30 mcg of estrogen and 0.15 mg of progestin.You should try to finish this package before changing to another one. You need to consult with your doctor if you want to change any regimen.To avoid breakthrough problems. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is unknown if Estrogens cause lung cancer but the answer is probably not. The two biggest causes of lung cancer include smoke exposure (passive or active) and radon. Premarin (conjugated estrogens) (an estrogen) is associated with heart attack, stroke, and blood clot but lung cancer is usually not considered an association with taking this drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer