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Is there an estrogen spray or gel for hot flashes?

Is there an estrogen spray or gel for hot flashes?

Estrogen therapy: Topical Estrogens are a popular 'alternative' method of postmenopausal therapy for everyting from skin and vaginal dryness to vasomotor 'hot flashes' it's expensive, unregulated therapy usually compounded without quality controls. I'm unaware of sprays. I believe oral or skin patch e2 therapy works better than the compounded unstandardized products. ...Read more

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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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I have been using bio-iden. Estrogen/progest for 4 months due to hot flashes & insomnia. Gained a lot of weight. Can i stop or have to do slowly?

I have been using bio-iden. Estrogen/progest for 4 months due to hot flashes & insomnia. Gained a lot of weight. Can i stop or have to do slowly?

Hot flashes: Have you done any testing to determine why you may be having hot flashes? If you have, were the results elevated? If not, what other tests were done? I would recommend getting a better understanding about what could be the underlying cause for the problem rather than trying to adjust the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is estrogen the best form of hrt for hot flashes ?

Is estrogen the best form of hrt for hot flashes


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Hot flashes: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may have a good or less good effect on you. You must discuss this with your doctor! Hope all goes well. Please let me know. ...Read more

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I stopped my estrogen and started my progesterone. Now, I have hot flashes.

I stopped my estrogen and started my progesterone. Now, I have hot flashes.

Hot flashes.: You probably have a hormone imbalance. Call your doctor and discuss the balancing of your hormones. This is complex and needs frequent medical visits. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old woman. My prolactin is 48. I've been having hot flashes and headaches. My estrogen is low. Should I be worried?

I'm a 24 year old woman. My prolactin is 48. I've been having hot flashes and headaches.  My estrogen is low. Should I be worried?

It DOES need: evaluation but I don't think you need to be super-worried. Hyperprolactinemia is somewhat common; it can affect the production of other reproductive hormones including estrogen and progesterone, also often impairing fertility. A common cause of elevated prolactin is a BENIGN tumor in the pituitary gland (in the brain). Often medication can treat this; occasionally surgery is needed. See your doc ...Read more

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In perimenopause, if your not having night sweats or hot flashes, does this mean estrogen is not needed? Many other symptoms exist.

In perimenopause, if your not having night sweats or hot flashes, does this mean estrogen is not needed? Many other symptoms exist.

HRT indications?: Hormone replacement therapy(hrt) is commonly advised for severe symptoms, especially hot flashes. Most other symptoms of estrogen deficiency can be managed with local applications of estrogen creams applied to the vaginal mucosa/ areas. Consult your gynecologist for further advice and proper management. ...Read more

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How long will I continue to have hot flashes after I stop estrogen?

Difficult to say: Sometimes it may continue for years after stopping estrogen. ...Read more

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Par. Hyst. 4 yrs, hot flashes, gyn said estrogen was low. But doesn't want to treat b cuz of high BP. Is there a way to treat them w/o hormone rep?

Par. Hyst. 4 yrs, hot flashes, gyn said estrogen was low. But doesn't want to treat b cuz of high BP.  Is there a way to treat them w/o hormone rep?

Estrogen ok: Hormone replacement is safe with high blood pressure if you are controlled. Unlike BCPs where you are adding high dosed of hormones in top of your hormones, HRT replaces hormones you are no longer making. Especially at your age, estrogen is important for your bone health. There are mess to treat the hot flashes w/o hormones. Brisdelle is available with Rx. OTC meds are also available. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any natural supplements for hot flashes? What are your thoughts on black cohosh or  progesterone or estrogen creams?

Soy: Some components of soy products can have estrogen-like effects and can help control hot flashes. More severe cases have been shown to respond to certain antidepressant medications. ...Read more

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48yr old last period 3 months ago.Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?

48yr old last period 3 months ago.Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?

Not necessarily: First, the definition of menopause is cessation of periods for one year straight without other causes. A single estrogen level doesn't mean anything. Especially in the last 5-7 years before menopause, your estrogen level will fluctuate from day to day and may be in the menopausal range one day and normal premenopausal the next. I don't waste the patients time doing levels. ...Read more

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Does soy milk help in alleviating hot flashes of premenopause? Any risks or side effects since it has plant estrogen in it? Weight gain?

Does soy milk help in alleviating hot flashes  of premenopause?  Any risks or side effects since it has plant estrogen in it? Weight gain?

Soy: Ingesting soy milk is probably fine. Soy is a weak phytoestrogen when ingested as a food product, though some drug companies use soy as a base for their estrogen product. Do some label reading though as some soy milks have additives that increase the calories. Adding soy beans to salads or eating tofu is also a good source of soy. ...Read more

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I am 49 years old and have 7-8 fibroids. To treat my menopause symptoms (hot flashes) my doctor wants to use estrogen treatment. Is it safe?

I am 49 years old and have 7-8 fibroids. To treat my menopause symptoms (hot flashes) my doctor wants to use estrogen treatment. Is it safe?

Risks, benefits: Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), while effective for treatment of hot flashes, carries risks, as do many medications. Your doctor can help you weigh the benefits and risks of estrogen so that you can make an informed decision about taking ERT. ...Read more

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What can I do for hot flashes can't take estrogen due to breast cancer in family I lost my mom to cancer?

SSRI;s: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI's) commonly known as a class of anti-depressants can be effective in minimizing hot flashes. Talk to your GYN MD about this and any other alternatives to estrogen Rx's that may be available. ...Read more

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Low estrogen labs, abdominal bloating and cramps, severe lower back pain,pain in ovary area, severe hot flashes, severe fatigue?

Low estrogen labs, abdominal bloating and cramps, severe lower back pain,pain in ovary area, severe hot flashes, severe fatigue?

Menopause: I do not expect you to be menopausal at this age unless you had surgical removal of the ovaries. All your symptoms could be from other causes. Dealing with pain may make you tired, depressed and anxious. Have a physical find the reason for the back pain and abdominal bloating. You could be helped with medications ...Read more

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I've had radical hysterectomy and stopped taking estergen for few months. I have hot flashes and tired all the time. Is it ok to start back on them ?

I've had radical hysterectomy and stopped taking estergen for few months. I have hot flashes and tired all the time. Is it ok to start back on them ?

Ask your doctor: If you really had a radical hysterectomy, it was probably for cervical disease. Not unusual to experience hot flushes and menopausal like symptoms afterward just related to stress of the operation. Removing ovaries not typically part of radical hysterectomy so your ovaries may recover. If your ovaries were removed, then estrogen should be ok. Estrogen not related to cervical disease. ...Read more

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When estrogen is deficient, hot flushes might occur. So why does using tamoxifen, which is an estrogen derivative, also lead to hot flushes?

When estrogen is deficient, hot flushes might occur. So why does using tamoxifen, which is an estrogen derivative, also lead to hot flushes?

Anti-estrogen: Although tamoxifen is chemically related to estrogen it is an anti-estrogen in most organs. That is it blocks the effect of estrogen except in the skeleton. Hot flashes are a common side effect. ...Read more

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What natural products can be used to combat symptoms coming off estrogen? (headache, mood swings, hot flushes)

What natural products can be used to combat symptoms coming off estrogen? (headache, mood swings, hot flushes)

Soy: Soy products, such as soy milk, tofu, and edemame, and foods containing these products have compounds in them that will help you transition off estrogen. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more