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Long Term Effects Of Premarin
Vaginal estrogen: Vaginal Estradiol takes at least a couple of weeks to change weak vaginal tissue back to a heathy resiliant vagina. I personally prefer to prescribe bio-identical Estradiol (some brand names are Estrace vaginal cream or vagifem vaginal tab or Estring vaginal ring) to restore vaginal health. ...Read more
How long for 1gram Premarin cream .625 mg to completely leave the body? Age 49, 145 lbs., 5'4", no ovaries. Used 1 gram/day every other day for 3 day
Its hard to say: But typically your body metabolizes hormones in about 2 days. ...Read more
I took two Depo-Provera shots and now she just start me on Premarin pills how long does it take to work?
Hmmm: That's a lot of hormones. I'm guessing you have very heavy vaginal bleeding. Hopefully it will start working in a week or two. If not, i would consider getting a mirena. It is an iud with Progesterone that helps make bleeding lighter. If that doesn't work you may need surgery (ablation or hysterectomy). Consider the iud! good luck. ...Read more
Should a 80 yr old woman still be on 1.25 of premarin?!?!? She refuses to wean off of it even over a long period of time!
Probably OK: That dose of Premarin is equivalent to about 1% of what the normal ovaries produce each day before a women goes through menopause. It is a very lo dose and many studies show that it can be beneficial by decreasing the risk for stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis as well as decreasing hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and pelvic relaxation. ...Read more
Weight gain etc: Most of my patients on Premarin do quite well as the benefits of taking it far out weigh the risks. Weight gain, bloating, breast , uterus cancer, blood clot , ht attack, stoke. These are all very uncommon in a healthy person taking this medication. If you have a uterus you will need to take Progesterone also but if you don't then u can just take estrogen which is safer. ...Read more
Here are a few: Allergic reaction: itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Breast changes, lumps, or discharge (in women or men). Chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood. More can be found at: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmht0009725/?Report=details#side_effects. ...Read more
(PCOS) Vaginal ultrasound. The Dr use the term STRING OF PEARLS to describe the cystic that were found on both ovaries. What will Premarin do to help?
Not sure: The string of pearls how we describe the ultrasound appearance of PCOS. This is an ultrasound finding and does not definitively mean someone has polycystic ovarian syndrome. Premarin is not a typical treatment for PCOS. Birth control pills, testosterone blockers, Progesterone like drugs and metformin are sometimes used to control the symptoms. ...Read more
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