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Do gnrh agonists have side effects?

Do gnrh agonists have side effects?

Absolutely: These drugs can cause a temporary medical menopausal state with all of the associated symptoms, ie, hotflashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Gnrh (Definition)

Gnrh= gonadotropin releasing hormone is a hormone made in the hypothalamus of the brain involved with release of ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: gnrh?

What is the definition or description of: gnrh?

Pituitary hormone: Gnrh= gonadotropin releasing hormone is a hormone made in the hypothalamus of the brain involved with release of hormones involved with ovulation. ...Read more

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Whats role of gnrh in ovulation?

Whats role of gnrh in ovulation?

GnRH: Fsh and lh stimulated which in turn stimulates production of estrogen and progesteron in proper cycle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for some women, secretion of gnrh is inadequate, they're consider sterile and are treated drugs that mimic it?

Can you tell me for some women, secretion of gnrh is inadequate, they're consider sterile and are treated drugs that mimic it?

GnRH secretion: Some women (and men) fail to secrete GnRH from the hypothalamus (part of the brain). Therefore, there is no signal to the pituitary to make reproductive hormones (FSH and LH). In Europe, Factrel is available via an automated pump. In the US, we give fertility pts FSH and hCG to cause ovulation. For those women not trying to conceive, estrogen and progesterone hormone replacement is given. ...Read more

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Pain from having hormone injections(gnrh agonist)?

Pain from having hormone injections(gnrh agonist)?

Unlikely: Generally no, not pain unless you mean pain at the injection site. ...Read more

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What is gnrh hormone?

What is gnrh hormone?

Complicated: Gnrh stands for gonadotropin releasing hornone. It's a neurohormone produced in the hypothalamus (part of the brain). Its release controls the production/release of 2 pituitary hormones called luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) which in turn regulate and affect your ovary/menstrual periods or in men sperm and testosterone production. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hormones: gnrh surge--> lh?

Normal: I am not sure what you are asking, but GNRH is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus. It is made in a pulsatile manner normally. This acts on the pituitary gland to cause the release of LH, also in a pulsatile manner. Taking large amounts of GNRH analogs (such as Lupron) initially causes release of LH, but then suppresses further release (thereby turning off testosterone or estrogen production) ...Read more

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Why is gnrh released in pulses rather than a continual steady stream?

Why is gnrh released in pulses rather than a continual steady stream?

Different effects: Continuous secretion of gnrh suppresses production of FSH & lh from the pituitary. Pulses of gnrh stimulate production of FSH & lh from the pituitary. ...Read more

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Why do patients taking gnrh-a lose bone?

Why do patients taking gnrh-a lose bone?

GnRH hormones: While normally gnrh stimulates sex hormones, it achieves this only when it is secreted in bursts by the hypothalamus. When given in injections, it circulates continuously and it suppresses the hormones that in turn stimulate the ovary in women and the testes in men. As a consequence, there is a lack of sex hormones (estradiol in women, testosterone in men, leading to bone loss as in menopause. ...Read more

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

FSH,LH: Gnrh stimulates follicle stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone which stimulates the ovary to produce estrogen and Progesterone which stimulates ovulation which causes increased Progesterone which causes secretory endometrium which prepares the endometrium to allow implantation of a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg, Progesterone falls which stimulates gnrh to again rise & the cycle repeats. ...Read more