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47 yr, F w/ normal periods & a normal Pap smear. Very healthy, this month bleeding for 3 wks. Doc put me on 1 mg 7 day estrogen. Agree? Side effects?
May need sonogram: Evaluation of endometrial thickness, and biopsy of endomertium, may needed, ask your doctor. ...Read more
I'm currently using vaginal estrogen cream for breastfeeding side effects and my period has just returned Does that mean I don't need the cream anymor?
5alpha Red Inh: 5 alpha reductase inhibitors blocking Testo action. T gpes thru anoth way directly to estrogens via aromatase effect. ...Read more
Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more
How much does the estrogen dose in BC affect risk level and side effects? My pill has 25mcg. Should I respond similarly to a pill with 20, 30 or 35?
Estrogen/bcp's: The lowest estrogen level that is not causing breakthrough bleeding is the statistically "best" to use. Some women on the 20 mcg. Pill have bleeding even when taken regularly at the same hour each day. The reaction to a given dose is not always the same. Rick potential is about the same for those doses mentioned. ...Read more
Generally no.: Flax seed is a good source of dietary fiber and it also contains some omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seed also contains some phytoestrogens, but generally not considered to be negative. Phytoestrogens appear to contain some positive health benefits when taken in moderation. A better source of omega 3 fatty acids would be fish oil. ...Read more
I refuse to take tamoxifen due to bad side effects. Is there a natural way of reducing my estrogen levels?
Several: Estrogen is not without risk. It on the more serious side it increases risk of blood clots. Other side effects can be migraine headaches, high bp, breast tenderness, mood swings, acne, rash, and liver tumors so anyone considering taking any hormones should discuss the risk and benefits with there doctor. ...Read more
If phytoestrogens are strong enough to have an effect, will it have just as many side effects as real estrogen?
No,: No. These r relatively weak estrogens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually: Because the cream is applied where the effect is needed, there is less chance of estrogen entering the blood stream and traveling to other organ systems to cause unwanted effects. But any medication can have side effects regardless of whether it is taken internally or externally, orally or parentally so please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
I am not sure I understand your question but at your age (if I read it correctly) you may be having side effects from your own testosterone - such as an enlarged prostate. In that case you must see a Urologist.
I cannot think of any reason to consider an estrogen inhibitor for you. ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: The most common side effect with the low does birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding. Depending on you body size and menstrual history, some women have irregular bleeding on the lower dosages of estrogen. Estrogen is used to stabilize uterine lining, therefore if bleeding persists, may need to increase dose. ...Read more
What contraceptive pills are high in estrogen and what pills are low in estrogen as I'm looking for a low dose due to side effects please?
Check labels: Most available on the market. Just tell your prescribing doctor you would prefer to the lowest available dose. The lowest dose brand is called lo lo estrin. ...Read more
Am thinking about stopping arimidex (anastrozole) per side effects am 55 yrs old had stg4 brst cancer took tamoxifen 5 yrs? Is how much estrogen am I producing now
Need more info.
If you have stage iv, where is the disease? Is it in the bones or organs?
What other meds have you been on? If you're disease is controlled with hormone therapy (arimidex) and you are having side-effects, you should either take an alternative medicine to Arimidex (anastrozole) (famara or aromasin) or take meds to counter the side-effects. ...Read more
Why are there so many side effects in birth control? Esp if they're only supposed to have estrogen and progesterone in them?
OCP: Side effects with birth control pills vary widely and are very subjective form one woman to the next, so it's difficult-to-impossible to say why one woman experiences something different from another. Ocp do contain only an estrogen (17-beta-estradiol) and not progesterone, but a synthetic progestin. ...Read more
I'm 22 female and want to know if taking supplemental estrogen can make my breasts grow, and what the side effects are. Also I have a regular period.
It can: Breast enlargement and tenderness are common with estrogen supplements. Common adverse effects are vaginal spotting, mood changes, headache or abdominal pain, weight gain (not all from breast enlargement). It increases risk of blood clots. When combined with progesterone, estrogen is a safe and common method of birth control. For breast enlargement in a healthy female, risk > potential benefit ...Read more
What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?
None: An anti-aromatase drug given to a post-menopausal woman is de facto an "anti-estrogen", since aromatase is the enzyme which converts ovarian testosterone and adrenal androgens to estrogens. They effectively block stimulation of hormone-sensitive cancers, but they have no place as a nutritional supplement as they markedly interfere with bone metabolism. ...Read more
Mum is 46 and is going through pre menopause. Her estrogen level is 71 and doctor prescribed livial (tibolone). I'm worried bout the side effects?
Hard to tell: Since I don't know if the estrogen is blood or urine, which test was done, and what the units are. Also tibolone is nor available in the us, so most of us aren't that familiar with it, but there were some concerns that have prevented it's approval here. Check w/your local docs for more information. ...Read more
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
What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's. 02 to. 03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?
0.02 t0 0.03 mg Est: If anything is noticed, is should be that the higher estrogen level will allow for less facial acne. It may only improve the acne and not "cure it". Make certain to take the Yasmin the same time (within the hour of the day before) so that the level of estrogen in your system is constant. Taking the bcp at odd hours in low dose types like Yas or Yasmin is, can cause variations which cause acne. ...Read more
With zero estrogen after surgical menopause, and no HRT how can I protect myself against the potenial side effects such as altzeimers, lung cancer et?
Does ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control cause weight gain/bloating? I have tried other low-estrogen bc pills and had awful side effects with weight gain.
Weight gain etc: Most of my patients on Premarin (conjugated estrogens) 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