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Doctor insights on: Estrogen Progestin Prevent Cognitive

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Does estrogen + progestin prevent cognitive decline?

Does estrogen + progestin prevent cognitive decline?

Doesn't seem to: Hormone therapy seems to have little or no effect on cognitive function. Estrogen + progestin or estrogen alone are not recommended for women at any age to prevent cognitive decline. Hormone therapy appears to increase the risk of dementia when started in women who are 65 or older. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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


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I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

No, not really b/c: There are other issues involved. If menses not regulated, not ovulating properly, making extra testosterone that converts to estrogen. The bleeding is likely gonna be worse on Progesterone only but you can do Medroxyprogesterone lat 10 days of the month if they don't come often. I will, at times give 7 days Progesterone to cause bleeding and clear uterus, the start the pill in cases like yours. ...Read more

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Took birth control pill 3 1/2 hours late. The pills are a combination of progestin and estrogen. Is it ok to have unprotected sex the same day?

Took birth control pill 3 1/2 hours late.  The pills are a combination of  progestin and estrogen. Is it ok to have unprotected sex the same day?

If you want STD/STI: If taking progestin-only pills, it's imperative to take pills within 3hrs of scheduled time each day. In other words, don't wait until 27:01 after previous pill. Combo birth control pills are more lenient tho always better to stay as close to same time daily. However, pills don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/infections. So unless you want a baby or STD/STI, unprotected sex is never good ...Read more

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Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Hormone replacement.: If a person is going to take hormone replacement therapy, we often would continue that for life. The whi study changed the vast majority of doctor's opinions about hormone replacement and many don't prescribe it at all any more. The negative feelings about replacing hormones is changing back to the former opinion slowly where nearly all women were replaced for life. ...Read more

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Switching combined pill brand after finishing old pack and a 7 day break. Same estrogen dose but different progestin. Is back up protection required?

Switching combined pill brand after finishing old pack and a 7 day break. Same estrogen dose but different progestin. Is back up protection required?

Pill switch: First I don't recommend a pill break between packs. Go from one pack to the new one. Anytime you change pills I recommend a condom back up at least the first month. ...Read more

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If your experiencing panic attacks due to new bc pill would you be better off with a lower estrogen pill or a different progestin? Which progestin?

If your experiencing panic attacks due to new bc pill would
you be better off with a lower estrogen pill or a different 
progestin? Which progestin?

Possible: It is possible to have less symptoms or side effects with lower dose of hormones but there is still the risk if you symptoms are due to the birth control. The only thing you can do is discuss with your doctor and try lower formulation of estrogen for different progestin but there is no guarantee. ...Read more

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I am a 43 yo non smoker with an ovarian cyst. Which pill is best a pop or estrogen/progestin? Or are there other options?Thank you.

I am a 43 yo non smoker with an ovarian cyst. Which pill is best a pop or estrogen/progestin? Or are there other options?Thank you.

All are fine: Ovarian cysts are common and while they are more frequently associated with progestin only pills, if you are healthy any of these options ( including a nuvaring, nexplanon, iud, as well) are fine. The best birth control option is the one that you feel comfortable with, tolerate, and you will use correctly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

Individualized: Nuvaring has a low incidence of cardiovascular risk overall. Individuals must be assessed by their doctor to determine if they are a candidate for any form of hormonal contraception. In general the Estrogen in combined contraceptives represent the higher risk hormone. ...Read more