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Estring Estrogen Based Agent
Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more
Estradiol is the shortened version of 17 beta estradiol, a naturally occurring sex hormone in the estrogen family. In fact, it is the most active and the most prevalent of the three main Estrogens in reproductive age women. In women, it decreases dramatically after menopause. Estradiol is also present in ...Read more
Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
When adding estrogen to prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopausal relief how is amt. Determined?
Starting dose: Most people will use 1-2 mg which are the lowest doses for effectiveness, sometime we go higher if symptoms are persistant. ...Read more
Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more
Which brand of natural progesterone cream is advisable to use for treating pcos & estrogen dominance?
Very standard: Dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does the nuvaring have lots of estrogen like premphase (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?
Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?
Options: There are options. Prempro has different dosages of estrogen and Progesterone component. Estrogen (estradiol) comes in 0.3mg, 0.45mg, and 0.625mg. The Medroxyprogesterone acetate comes as 1.5mg 2.5mg and 5mg. As your dosage of estrogen goes up, so does progesterone. You can take estrogen as pill or patch. I like the patch. And then take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Progesterone (2.5 or 5.0mg). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?
Yes: Typically, these are all metabolized the samer. ...Read more
Sorry that your: question has not been addressed yet. I'm not expert in the area you want addressed but encourage you to speak with a doctor who is. That will give you the best answer. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is better to treat low estrogen in 30 yr old female (6 p/mg), Premarin (conjugated estrogens) , estradiol or birth control?
Depends: If you have an intact uterus then I would use a birth control pill as it provides both the estrogen and progesterone you need to prevent pregnancy and endometrial hyperplasia. If you have had a hysterectomy than both premarin (conjugated estrogens) and estradiol (estrace) would be fine. The estrogen in birth control by the way is estradiol as well. Birth control also lowers ovarian cancer risk (combined pills only) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
49yr f - alora patch (.05) & prometrium (micronized progesterone) (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium (micronized progesterone) ?
Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran?
ROMA test.: 44F of unknown medical Hx asks: Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran? ANS: Have no idea what a ROMA test is. Abbreviations are dangerous in Medicine. Best to ask the Dr who ordered test as knows you much better than we do from the information you gave. ...Read more
Estrogen: Yes it is in plants but it is much more reliable when developed and made in a professional laboratory. ...Read more
As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?
Estrogen/progestin: To avoid misunderstanding, all bc is basically progestational in action - that's how it works - regardless of whether it contains estrogen or not. There is no science to give a'rule' about which is more effective/less risky for functional ovarian cysts, it's based on trial and error. That said, i think most do better with a combination oc containing both, start with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just went to the OB/GYN bc I'm 30 almost 5 months no period. not pregnant, I have undetectable Estrogen levels based on blood work. What could be causing this? Dr. Doesn't know why..
Depends: That is a very difficult question to answer because more information would be needed. It depends on why you are taking the estrogen, your age, other medical conditions, family risks, other medications, etc. You should discuss the risks and benefits with your provider before making that decision. Estrogen can be safe for many people, but not all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Estrogen levels fall at menopause. This is a natural transition for all women between ages 40 and 55. The decline in estrogen can happen abruptly in younger women whose ovaries are removed. The "normal" level of Estrogens in premenopausal women depend on what part of the cycle they (typically estradiol) are measured as well as the different labs that are used. ...Read more
Antioestrogen: I estrogen lowering compounds are not presently approved in genetic males however can be used under supervision of a physican who understands your medical history tamoxifen is a compound which blocks action at cell level compounds like anastrazole can stop from making oestrogens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periods: Menopause is a time when the ovaries stopped producing estrogen. The symptoms of hot flashes, pain with intercourse, and droopy breasts. In women of reproductive age, the symptoms may be different. Very light periods, lack of periods, or shrinking breasts can be clues. You can determine low estrogen by a blood test (lh, fsh, estradiol) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and a week before. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of post-menopausal hormones and the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. Pregnancy (which has many risks) prevention reduces risks. Long-term benefits have been shown as well. Remember, ust because a risk is rare does not mean it cannot happen to anyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could be but: May i ask first how old are ? Are you still menstruating? Did menstruation stop? For how long? Estrogen has to be given in the right dose and duration for the right person who needs it. Too much estrogen can cause problems including feeling hot. Remember that hot flashes is part of estrogen deficiency. Hyperactive thyoid can cause you to feel hot. Test for tsh. See you dr. Thank you. ...Read more
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