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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'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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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 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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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

Estrogen (Definition)

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