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Doctor insights on: Evening Primrose Oil And Ovarian Cyst

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Does taking evening primrose help with ovarian cysts?

Does taking evening primrose help with ovarian cysts?

Possibly: Evening primrose is an antiinflammatory and a hormone modulator, so it may help somewhat with ovarian cysts. Chasteberry and red clover are other herbs sometimes used to treat ovarian cysts. Before you mix herbs with prescription medications, please check them out with either your md or a naturopath. Take care. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Not clear: Evening primrose oil is a source of the essential omega six fatty acid gla- and has been shown to help with the itching of eczema. There is some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing I haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm. ...Read more

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Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

No evidence: I wouldn't rely on evening primrose for your teen's moods. Evening primrose oil is a source of essential omega 6 fatty acid gla. There's some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast pain, menopause & pms. In contrast, omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, show promise in battling mood disorders. Pms may be helped slightly (poor quality data). It may interact w ssri antidepressants. ...Read more

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How often is it appropriate to take evening primrose oil?

How often is it appropriate to take evening primrose oil?

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking. Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there? Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking. Be an informed user. ...Read more

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Can you take passionflower and evening primrose oil together?

Can you take passionflower and evening primrose oil together?

Not wise: Both passion flower and evening primrose oil contain chemicals that may reduce the blood's ability to form clots. When taken together, they can increase the risk of dangerous bleeding. ...Read more

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Evening primrose oil and other medications, what are these for?

See details: What other meds do you mean? Proponents of evening primrose believe it has numerous uses in various medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil balance your hormones?

Can evening primrose oil balance your hormones?

No: No it does not. However, I have no idea what balancing one's hormones means or how it has any health benefits. ...Read more

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How many capsules of evening primrose oil should I take for pms?

How many capsules of evening primrose oil should I take for pms?

1000-2000mg: Oil of primrose can help some people with their pms symptoms. Usually you have to take a big enough dose from a well produced drug company for it to work. Use 1-2grams per day starting at the lower dose; if it does not work after 1-2 months increase it. If it does not help by then, it is probably not going to work for you. ...Read more

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Does evening primrose oil cause seizures?

Does evening primrose oil cause seizures?

No documented: Studies demonstrated any seizures related to evening primrose oil. ...Read more

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Is there any link between evening primrose oil and seizures?

Maybe: The research is currently a bit inconclusive on these issues. Some research suggests a link and other articles challenge the scientific method/conclusions of these papers. However, since there is possible link to an increased risk of seizures it is still currently recommended by most healthcare professionals & evening primrose oil manufacturers that those with seizure disorders avoid using it. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Unlikely if. . .: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1463-0, 1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet). ...Read more

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Can you take evening primrose oil and cod liver oil together?

Can you take evening primrose oil and cod liver oil together?

Probably: Because they are likely absorbed similarly, I can fathom no reason why they cannot be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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How to induce labor with evening primrose oil capsules 1000mg?

Myths: There will be no inducement of labor with primrose oil. This is a false myth. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cod liver oil and evening primrose oil at the same time?

Is it ok to take cod liver oil and evening primrose oil at the same time?

Yes, but: Yes but I can think of no reason a healthy 21 year old would want to take either one, let alone both. ...Read more

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Will taking both evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil help with hypothyroidism?

Will taking both evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil help with hypothyroidism?

NO!: Only brand name T4 replacement will help w/hypothyroidism. Besides, the two oils won't do anything but shrink your wallet, and primrose oil has potential toxicity. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take EPO (evening primrose oil) and st johns wort at the same time?

Is it safe to take EPO (evening primrose oil) and st johns wort at the same time?

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking. Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there? Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking. Be an informed user. ...Read more

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Is maca root and evening primrose oil safe to take while having a copper iud? Will it affect the effectiveness?

Is maca root and evening primrose oil safe to take while having a copper iud? Will it affect the effectiveness?

Maybe (not). . .: Both maca root & evening primrose oil have been around for ages & used for various conditions. However, there hasn't been very many studies on safety & efficacy, certainly not on various combinations for interactions. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=2644-0, 1059-10639 for maca root vs epo. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/paragard/my00997 re copper iud. ...Read more

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Will taking evening primrose oil along with maca root affect the effectiveness of a paragard iud? Is it safe to take together?

IUDs: Iud's are not medications. They are a product that works to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg into the wall of the uterus. Thus other supplements or medications will not interfere with this mechanical process. So, yes, they are safe in regards to birth control to take together. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking evening primrose oil if I am gbs positive? Could it have a greater affect of harming my baby, pushing the bacteria closer?

Should I stop taking evening primrose oil if I am gbs positive? Could it have a greater affect of harming my baby, pushing the bacteria closer?

Not Recommended: I wouldn't recommend using primrose oil or vaginally or orally during pregnancy. We don't have any studies on its use during pregnancy. It is probably safe during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Period is 8 days late. Took about five hpt and all negative. Last month changes would be I took evening primrose oil pills. Could I be the pills?

Period is 8 days late. Took about five hpt and all negative. Last month changes would be I took evening primrose oil pills. Could I be the pills?

Ans: It is not abnormal to have an irregular period. But why are you taking the herbal medications? Best to keep the body pure ...Read more

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What does evening primrose oil do?

What does evening primrose oil do?

Let me help: The oil is extracted from the flower seeds for most medicinal uses. The oil contains 25 percent essential fatty acids, which often are promoted for their health benefits, including linoleic acid, or la, and gamma-linolenic acid or gla. The most common uses of evening primrose oil include treatment of skin condition like eczema and dermatitis as well as diabetic neuropathy treatment and arthritis. ...Read more

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Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Why?: The bigger question is why on earth would you want to? They are a waste of money. ...Read more

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Ok to take evening primrose oil and divaloproex together?

Ok to take evening primrose oil and divaloproex together?

Evening primrose: According to epocrates a medical app, there is no interaction between divaloproex and evening primrose. ...Read more

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Can you take evening primrose oil and hemp seed oil together?

Can you take evening primrose oil and hemp seed oil together?

Yes: Do not take them with your birth control pills. Do you really need to take these supplements is first question you must first figure out? A simple balanced diet, exercise and yoga are enough to lead a healthy life. Stay away from supplements unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Started taking evening primrose oil and my breasts are fuller. Nice but why?

Started taking evening primrose oil and my breasts are fuller. Nice but why?

Who knows: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain) but if you are enjoying this "side effect"- have no fear- I haven't seen any convincing evidence of its harm! ...Read more

Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more