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Doctor insights on: Estrogel Medication

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Can estrogel cause weight gain?

Can estrogel cause weight gain?

Not normally: Estrogen gel is usually low dose a minimally absorbed so it should not cause weight gain the way an estrogen tablet would. ...Read more

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I am 43 and currently using estrogel only but i seem to need a high dose, 6 pumps a day, and still having symptoms of low estrogen. Should i increase?

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Talk to your doc!: You didn't mention your specific symptoms of low estrogen so perhaps they're not related to low estrogen after all. Whether to increase your dose is best addressed by your prescribing physician. Another option is to consider another form of estrogen replacement, preferably something transdermal, say patch or spray. Or just try another gel/lotion/cream product. Some products absorb better than othe. ...Read more

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Can taking estrogel and progesterone 100mg daily cause weight gain?

Can taking estrogel and progesterone 100mg daily cause weight gain?

Age is the culprit: Lots of studies have been done on women on and off hormones in their fifties. Everyone gains the same amount of weight. It is a tough age. Diet and exercise are your best bet. ...Read more

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The recommended dose of estrogel is 2 pumps 1.5 mg estradiol - I am taking 1 pump, but still have symptoms - is 2 pumps considered a low dose?

The recommended dose of estrogel is 2 pumps  1.5 mg estradiol  - I am taking 1 pump, but still have symptoms  - is 2 pumps considered a low dose?

There: Is no evidence to say that using 1/2 the amount is more safe. Transdermal estrogen is safe, 2 pumps, if it cures your hot flashes, is the recommended dose. Take as indicated but yes, 2 pumps is low. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are recommended levels of estrogen on hrt? (estrogel& progesterone)? I'm 47, my e levels were 53 pg/ml last week, but i still have some symptoms.

Hormone compound Rx: Is best done by a provider who is experienced in such , and who is interviewing and following your response to treatment. This can improve your well being and minimize your dose ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amerge (naratriptan) for migraines after menopause when taking estrogel and progesterone?

Is it safe to take amerge (naratriptan) for migraines after menopause when taking estrogel and progesterone?

It is safe: The advantage of Amerge (naratriptan) in addition to its longer half-life, is its mild side effect profile which makes it more acceptable to patients who are unable to tolerate the side effects of sumatriptan. The advance age may be associated with a decreased prevalence of migraine. The onset of physiologic menopause (natural menopause) improved migraine in most women. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I use estrogel if i had triple negative breast cancer?

Can I use estrogel if i had triple negative breast cancer?

Very Controversial: Technically yes as tumor was estrogen receptor negative but may cause slightly higher risk of developing er positive tumors in the future. ...Read more

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What would cause numerous hot flashes and night sweats to start after loosing 38 lbs in a protein based diet? Still on estrogel & progesterone as befo

What would cause numerous hot flashes and night sweats to start after loosing 38 lbs in a protein based diet? Still on estrogel & progesterone as befo

Hormonal changes: If your weight loss was rapid then you are likely decreasing your amount of circulating Estrogen. Fat cells secrete Estrogen. Losing the fat decreases the Estrogen. Consider getting your thyroid and blood sugar checked too. Congrats on the weight loss. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer ?

Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer ?

Probably not: Probably not but best to have a detailed conversation about your family history and other risk factors with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is harbal medication?

Herbal meds: "herbal meds" are a catch all label to describe meds not approved or regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What kind of medication i need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly,what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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What is the medication teflaro?

What is  the medication teflaro?

IV Antibiotic: It's an IV antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used most commonly for MRSA and skin infections. It is pretty new. ...Read more

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Are expired medications efgective?

Are expired medications efgective?

Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there any medication for hyphae?

Is there any medication for hyphae?

Hyphae: Hyphae refer to the branching thread-like forms of various fungi. Various medications are used for fungal medications. Which one depends on what fungus and where the infection is. ...Read more