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Estrogen Allergy In Children
Misguided Reaction: Estrogen allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to estrogen that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Allergic to birth control? Realized my foot swelling started when I started BC. Tried several kinds, all makes my foot swell... allergy to estrogen?
No: You are NOT ALLERGIC to estrogen as this is a basic hormone in every female. You might be allergic to a filler or dye placed in the oral contraceptive. May not be an allergy at all but due to the mineralocorticoid effect of the progesterone component of the oral contraceptive. Sounds like you need the team-work of a gynecologist and allergist. ...Read more
What is the definition or description of: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) allergy?
Allergy: There is not a specific allergic reaction to specific drugs. Typical allergic reactions range from hives, swelling of the throat or inability to breath. Some people experience negative side effects from drugs such as nausea, irritability, itching but this is not an allergic reaction and rather just a side effect ...Read more
Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?
More information would help clarify how to solve the problem:
The combination of recurrent tachycardia, "unstable" blood sugar and blood pressure, "all the symptoms of diabetes" but normal HgbA1c, "reactive hypoglycemia" and symptoms occurring every three hours, and atypical sleep apnea.
The differential diagnosis would include:
*Insulinoma (insulin secreting tumor) producing recurant hypoglycemia with tachycardia)
*Pheochrocytoma (adrenaline secreting tumor often of the adrenal glands)
*polyendocrine syndome encompassing either or both with possible hypophysitis with ovarian hypofunction or autoimmune oopheritis.
You may have been screened for insulinoma but remember that common screening test use monoclonal antibodies which will not pick up proinsulin.
To assist in diagnosis - providing more detail to the phrases in paragraph 1 including labs and then consultation with an endocrinologist would be an appropriate next step. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Ensam: I could not find anything about this ensam in any of the top documents about medicines. Please let me know what exactly you mean by ensam. ...Read more
Estrogen & butt big: Would my butt get bigger if I took estrogen? I am a guy. ANS: Not if you eat/exercise the same. But I would look at butts in your family and see what women look like and men. Then ask if any men have been taking estrogen's. The only goo way is to give it a try. Keep us poster. ...Read more
There are: No benefits. The only men who take them are "body builders" who put their faith in pharmacology instead of their genetics and work ethic, and then suffer the consequences for their poor decision making. Besides, you'd have to get them illegally on the black market, could get a very toxic drug instead, and could be liable for a felony conviction. Does that make sense? ...Read more
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