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Does progesterone or conjugated estrogen enhance breasts?

Does progesterone or conjugated estrogen enhance breasts?

Maybe: Estrogens can quite possibly, but individual results would vary widely. That also isn't a usual medical reason for using those drugs. ...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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Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Estrogen: Tamoxifen is given to individuals with specific breast cancers that are driven to grow by the presence of estrogen receptors. Tamoxifen interferes with the activity of estrogen in the breast, preventing cancer growth. The role of Progesterone receptors is unclear, though Progesterone receptors in breast cancer are generally associated with estrogen receptors, making tamoxifen an effective therapy. ...Read more

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Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Somewhat: Fsh has an inverse relationship to estrogen, as estrogen goes down, FSH rises. It can have minor fluctuations after menopause but it generally remains elevated. This is one tool for assessing if a women is in menopause. ...Read more

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Why is oestrogen used in combined ocps?

Why is oestrogen used in combined ocps?

Blocks the: Pituitary stimulation of lh and fsh to block ovulation, while keeping the lining of the uterus viable to prevent breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Sort of: Many women notice some increase in breast size while on ocp - it's not permanent though, and returns to normal when the pills are stopped. ...Read more

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Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal

Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal

NO; Yes: Estriol does not convert to other Estrogens in the body. It is safer because it's the weakest of the Estrogens and has no link to breast cancer. Studies suggest thta estriol has a protective effect. If used incorrectly, though, it can trigger hot flashes. ...Read more

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Is combined tamoxifen plus hormonal therapy more effective in pre or postmenopausal women and why?

Is combined tamoxifen plus hormonal therapy more effective in pre or postmenopausal women and why?

Tamoxifen: We don't give tamoxifen in combination with hormone replacement in the us. Occassionally use vaginal very low dose estrogen cream for vag dryness and tell pts to use a little as they can to relieve symptoms. Blocking hormones and giving them at same time does not make much sense. ...Read more

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Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Varies: Estrogen levels vary between women and they vary all the time within the same women. There is a generally accepted range based on the time of the menstrual cycle. Women 12 year old woman have higher peak estrogen levels than 40 year old woman and vice versa. So that is a difficult question to answer and may not be as important as why levels change. ...Read more

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Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Yes: Hi. Yes, loss of estrogen is one of the hallmarks of menopause, and why estrogen/progestin replacement (if uterus in place) or estrogen replacement (if hysterectomized) is beneficial for postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Go see your doctor: While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). ...Read more

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Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Usually: Because the cream is applied where the effect is needed, there is less chance of estrogen entering the blood stream and traveling to other organ systems to cause unwanted effects. But any medication can have side effects regardless of whether it is taken internally or externally, orally or parentally so please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is HGH effective with menopausal women?

Is HGH effective with menopausal women?

Not a good idea!: The use of hgh (human growth hormone) is not appropriate for use in treating menopausal symptoms (which I am assuming you are referring to). It would be more appropriate to talk with your doctor about the symptoms you are trying to treat and addressing them in a non-hormonal way if possible. The use of hgh, for example, will likely significantly impact your cholesterol levels in an adverse way! ...Read more

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Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Yes: For woman with premature ovarian failure (pof), we recommend hormone replacement therapy, which includes both estrogen and progesterone. The addition of Progesterone is to regulate menstrual period and prevent uterine cancer. For woman desires for pregnancy, we may be able to reduce her fsh level and induce ovulation in some patients. ...Read more

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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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How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read more

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Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

No: Studies have shown that this plant-related substance does not increase testosterone levels and therefore will not effect potency. ...Read more

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Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Same token: Endogenous oxytocin release during orgasm can cause uterine contractions; by the same token, exogenous oxytocin can cause uterine contractions outside pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is combined tamoxifen plus hormonal therapy better for breast cancer in pre or postmenopausal women?

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Estrogen supression: In general, aromatase inhibitor is only indicated for postmenopausal women ;not for premenopausal; while on the other hand, tamoxifen can be given either in pre or postmenopausal. Only thing is that tamoxifen can cause a little bit higher risk for complication -i.e. Risk for blood clots and risk for develping uterine cancer- when used in older population- age of -65 Y.O. Or above. ...Read more

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