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Hormone Control Of The Uterine And Ovarian Cycle
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
During HRT in a postmenopausal woman, does the endometrial cycle continue under the effect of the hormones? Does she have breakthrough bleeding?
After thinning the lining of your uterus, ovarian drilling and polyp removal does that increase fertility and ovulation?
How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?
Significant: Ocp's lower the testosterone level by suppressing the ovaries and allowing many of the cysts to resolve (each cyst in pco produces testosterone in addition to estrogen). An anti-androgen such as spironolactone serves to block the testosterone receptors and does not affect the actual level of testosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could taking the abortion pill, mifepristone, be the cause of my uterine fibroids and ovarian cyst?
No: The medication does not cause fibroids or ovarian cysts. ...Read more
What is the best (type of) oral birth control to help with the occurrence of ovarian cysts? Estrogen progesterone ratios and such....
Combined OCP: There is not a great answer to this question. Many types of ocp's can be helpful in preventing large cysts from forming. However, this is not a fool proof treatment either. Many people will still develop cysts. I would recommend trying any combined tri or mono-phasic pill either to a cyclic fashion (monthly or quarterly periods) or in a continuous fashion (skipping periods) to see what works for u. ...Read more
During the 7 days of menses, which hormone is higher and which is lower between estrogen and progesterone?
Both: At the beginning of the menstrual cycle both estrogen and Progesterone are quite low as the cycle is reset. Estrogen begins to rise first - peak shortly before ovulation and declines. After ovulation Progesterone begins to rise. If no pregnancy ensues Progesterone levels fall and the cycle begins again. ...Read more
What part of a women's monthly cycle are the hormone levels closest to once through menopause? Before ovulation? After? Right after period? Etc
No, it: Does not do that. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
What about removing one of the 2 ovaries in a pcos woman to manage symptoms and suppress the testosterone production?
What are the hormones involved in regulating the menstrual cycle in females if the egg is fertilized?
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