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If I'm taking azurette are there risks associated w/ Also taking estradiol 1mg tabs days 12-22 of my cycle long term?

If I'm taking azurette are there risks associated w/ Also taking estradiol 1mg tabs days 12-22 of my cycle long term?

Why: You are 25 and taking BC pills why you want estradiol. Did your physician prescribe it? And if so for what? You should not be needing estradiol even if were not on birth control pills and have no menstrual problems ...Read more

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I have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream 0.01%, long term, it is very expensive, is there a cheaper option, and are there serious riks involved with this?

I have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream 0.01%, long term,  it is very expensive, is there a cheaper option, and are there serious riks involved with this?

Various: It really depends on the symptoms the Estrace cream is being used to treat. Natural oils such as olive oil, over the counter replens, a broken open vitamin e capsules can all provide lubrication. Use of low dose Estrace cream isn't associated with any serious risks. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects from taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Are there any long term side effects from taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

None: After over 50 years of safety and millions of women using the birth control pill, we know now that all pills are safe for long-term use....And do not cause infertility, weight gain, or cancer. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill? Will it affect my ability to conceive or the health of the foetus in the future?

What are the long-term effects of taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill? Will it affect my ability to conceive or the health of the foetus in the future?

BCP: In general, bcp have minmal long term effects though not everyone tolerates them the same. It shouldn't affect your chances, but since you are 42, your chances (regardless of the pill) are very low. If you are interested in pregnancy, you should discuss the risks and chances with your physician now. ...Read more

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How long does it take for estradiol to start working for menapause?

How long does it take for estradiol to start working for menapause?

Depends: It depends on the issue that is of concern. It should relieve hot flashes in a matter of day, vaginal atrophy may take weeks, bone density will probably not respond. ...Read more

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Estring (estradiol) - how long can you take it?

Estring (estradiol) - how long can you take it?

Forever: There is no reason to stop Estring (estradiol) except not needing it any longer. ...Read more

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With estring (estradiol) - how long can you leave it out?

What do you mean: The Estring (estradiol) is designed to deliver estrogen to the vagina for a three month interval. It needs a liquid environment to allow this passage. If the ring comes out, rinse it out, allow to dry in a clean place (a dish would be ok) and then go to your gynecologist for reinsertion if there is a reasonable time left in its three month cycle. ...Read more

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I've just upped my strength on my vivelle (estradiol) dot patch. How long will it take to get the full effect?

I've just upped my strength on my vivelle (estradiol) dot patch. How long will it take to get the full effect?

Not long: It should take no longer than two weeks (probably sooner) to notice a beneficial effect regarding hot flashes, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to increase blood estradiol levels with 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone?

Temporary fix: Your Estrogen level will increase artificially due to the Estradiol tablet as soon as you start taking it. This effect will stop once you stop taking the pill and you will return to your baseline hormonal state. The increase Estrogen levels will be from the medication ...Read more

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How long will take estradiol 2 mg work? I am having bad headache and hotflashes. JUST started pills today

ERT: Within a couple days you should notice a difference and if not you may want to confirm you don't have thyroid issues as well. At 32 you may actually have better luck with a birth control pill with a moderate dose of estrogen and that uses norethindrone for the progesterone. Norethindrone also helps hot flashes. ...Read more

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