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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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Is lupron 11.25 mg shot the same as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Is lupron 11.25 mg shot the same as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Definitely NOT: Lupron is the trade name of leuprolide, an antiandrogen medication used for a variety of ailments including prostate cancer. Depoprovera is the trade name of Medroxyprogesterone also used for a variety of things including prevention of pregnancy. Lupron comes in a depot form, Lupron depot which probably led to the question. ...Read more

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Taking 0.5 estradoil 5 mg provera (medroxyprogesterone) getting yeast inf itch will HRT cause this? Too much estrogen or progestrogen?

Taking 0.5 estradoil  5 mg provera (medroxyprogesterone) getting yeast inf itch will HRT cause this? Too much estrogen or progestrogen?

Possible: I have had women tell me that taking hormones causes them increased yeast infections. More common, yeast infections can be a result of more direct changes to vaginal environment. New vaginal lubricant, new soap products, changes in diet/exercise/sleep/stress. A great book to assess yeast vaginitis is the v book. You could also consider taking some vaginal probiotics to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Is taking an o-t-c estrogen pill better than prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)? I worry about getting cancer with prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone).

Is taking an o-t-c estrogen pill better than prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)? I worry about getting cancer with prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone).

Estrog amt not known: The 2002 study showed and increased risk, not an occurance of breast cancer, presumably due to the pro part of prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone). Speak with your dr. About a different hormone combination. A known amount of hormone in a medication is far superior to otc meds...If you really need them. At age 40, i would also check with your dr as to whether you are menopausal. ...Read more

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Any unusual effects of seasonale birth control after you've had lupron (leuprolide) depot?

Any unusual effects of seasonale birth control after you've had lupron (leuprolide) depot?

Usually none: No specific effects for birth control pills used after lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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Does lupron (leuprolide) depot cause severe acne?

Does lupron (leuprolide) depot cause severe acne?

No: Lupron (leuprolide) disconnects the association of the brain with the ovaries or the brain to the testicles. This in turn suppresses fsh/lh levels. Subsequently lowering estrogen and testosterone levels. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to be receiving lupron (leuprolide) depot shots for 11 years?

Is it safe to be receiving lupron (leuprolide) depot shots for 11 years?

Depo-Lupron: It is incredibly unusual for a doctor to recommend treatment with depo-lupron for 11 years. This medication is not considered a long-term treatment of any gynecological condition. It's normally used for 6-12 months at a time to control endometriosis, shrink fibroids ; a few other situations. The main concern is poor bone health. Although other complications are possible from early menopause. ...Read more

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Does the nuvaring have lots of estrogen like premphase (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?

Much, much more: The nuva-ring is used for contraception and has estrogen levels that mimic the normal levels found in reproductive age women. Prempase is used for postmenopausal hormone replacement and contains a much, much lower dose of estrogen. ...Read more

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Will taking xenadrine (weight loss supplement) affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Will taking xenadrine  (weight loss supplement) affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

No, but a bad idea..: No drug interaction but the drug is a congeners of epinephrine and can increase both your heart rate and your blood pressure. It can be very dangerous. Just because it is available OTC doesn't mean that's not without its risks. It is NOT a good way to loose weight!! ...Read more

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What are intramuscular testosterone shots for?

What are intramuscular testosterone shots for?

Raising low levels: Some men can't make enough testosterone. For them, testosterone replacement therapy can have a dramatic impact on improving their quality of life. Intramuscular shots of testosterone are one way of increasing low levels. If the levels were too low, the shots can improve insomnia, mental clarity, strength, libido and many other issues. Too much can lead to serious medical problems. ...Read more

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Estrogen in contraception pills or menopausal hormone therapy have same effect?

Estrogen in contraception pills or menopausal hormone therapy have same effect?

Mostly yes: Pharmacologically yes, although the amount of estrogen in hrt is usually lower than in ocp; therefore symptomatically it might be different. Some hrt also contains different estrogen types, for example conjugated equine estrogens, but the basic effect is still similar. ...Read more

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Top testosterone booster and estrogen blocker?

Top testosterone booster and estrogen blocker?

None: There are no testosterone "boosters", no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to "boost" your testosterone is through a healthy life style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health. Stay away from anabolics as well. ...Read more

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What % of men get diabetes on hormone therapy lupron (leuprolide)?

What  %  of men  get diabetes  on hormone  therapy  lupron (leuprolide)?

IT'S A RISK: Elevation of blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and development of diabetes has been reported in people who use lupron (leuprolide). No specific percentage, the most important thing is to have your glucose levels monitored by your doctor. If necessary then treat. ...Read more