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Prostaglandin (Overview)

A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, which are locally acting.


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51.5yrs. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. What are prostaglandins? Can they cause dysmenorrhea at my age? If so, how is this possible?

51.5yrs. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. What are prostaglandins? Can they cause dysmenorrhea at my age? If so, how is this possible?

Pain: Prostaglandins are hormones that cause inflammation and pain. NSAID drugs like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) help with this. 51 is the average age of menopause in the US. This could be something like a degenerating fibroid also, so visit your OBGYN and see if they can do an ultrasound to visualize the pelvis. ...Read more

Prostaglandin (Overview)

A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, which are locally acting.


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How exactly do prostaglandin analogue eye drops open the uveoscleral passageways?

How exactly do prostaglandin analogue eye drops open the uveoscleral passageways?

Not known: These are effective anti-glaucoma drops which allow the internal eye fluid to get out of the eye both at the normal drain (the angle) and the posterior circulation (uvealscleral). Prostaglandins are bodily produced hormones and these chemicals affect many bodily functions and have been found to help with glaucoma pressure. The exact mechanism is not known, but is being studied. ...Read more

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What is a prostaglandin?

What is a prostaglandin?

They are complicated: A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. Every prostaglandin contains 20 carbon atoms, including a 5-carbon ring.
They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. ...Read more

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How effective is limaprost -alprostadil analogue in cervical herniated nucleus pulposus? My doctor gave me limaprost 30micro and prostaglandin 10mg

How effective is limaprost -alprostadil analogue in cervical herniated nucleus pulposus? My doctor gave me limaprost 30micro and prostaglandin 10mg

Herniated disc: Limaprost is a derivative of prostaglandin E-1 which is a potent vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet clumping or aggregation. In some cases of mild to moderate compression Limaprost works well. However, most research does not support a clinical benefit. ...Read more

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Does rapidlash have prostaglandin in it that can change eye color and is it dangerous?

Does rapidlash have prostaglandin in it that can change eye color and is it dangerous?

No: From looking at the ingredients, rapid lash does not have the prostaglandin that can cause your iris to darken. ...Read more

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Have used travatan for 7 mos. & have recently developed red eyes. People say I look tired. Why would this side effect not show up until after 7 mos.?

Have used travatan for 7 mos. & have recently developed red eyes. People say I look tired. Why would this side effect not show up until after 7 mos.?

Normal: It is common for sensitivity to certain eye drops to develop over time. It is different from being allergic to a bee sting. While most patients don't develop sensitivity to travatan, some do. There are other eye drops that can be tried. Also, slt laser is a good treatment. ...Read more

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What are some bizarre side effects of xalatan (latanoprost)?

What are some bizarre side effects of xalatan (latanoprost)?

Eye color changes: Xalatan (latanoprost) is a prostaglandin drug that can change iris color and cause lash growth. This medicine is used to control eye pressure (glaucoma). It can also cause discoloration of the skin around the eye. These changes can be permanent. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a prostaglandin?

They are complicated: A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. Every prostaglandin contains 20 carbon atoms, including a 5-carbon ring.
They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. ...Read more

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How does a prostaglandin help women enjoy sex more?

How does a prostaglandin help women enjoy sex more?

Its complicated: Prostagladins help with regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue (among other things). To the extent that they cause the uterus or vagina to contract during sex and orgasm, they may help a woman enjoy sex more. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: prostaglandin?

See below: A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, which are locally acting. ...Read more

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Asthma. Should I take a prostaglandin?

Asthma. Should I take a prostaglandin?

None available: While prostaglandins have been shown to play a role in the development of asthma in some individuals, there are currently no prostaglandins available for the treatment of asthma. ...Read more

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How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

Slim pickings: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21967980 It's toxic to leukemia stem cells in one mouse model, or seemed to be so in one lab. I couldn't find anybody reproducing the work, and stuff that sounds too good to be true usually turns out not to be true. This is being used to get people to take omega-3 pills despite the recent work showing them to be worthless for older claims. Be discerning. ...Read more

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What is the function of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes? :)

What is the function of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes? :)

Platelets: They all contribute in the platelets function that are responsible in part in blood clotting. ...Read more

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Would prostaglandin induce a period?

Would prostaglandin induce a period?

No: A progesterone withdraw or an ovulation induction will induce a period. Usually about 48-72 hours after stopping a course of progesterone, a period or menses or withdraw bleed will occur. 14 days after ovulation, if there is no pregnancy, a menses will occur. ...Read more

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Wjat is the difference between histamine and prostaglandin? Both of them promote inflammation right?

SImplistic: Inflammation is an enormously complex orchestration of biomolecules and their production, release and effects on a huge variety of tissues. Histamine and the several prostaglandins both exert a variety of effects, sometimes enhancing one another and sometimes opposing one another. Histamine is a common Amino Acid minus carbon dioxide; prostaglandins are strange-shaped lipid-based molecules. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the role of prostaglandins in bone healing?

Could you tell me what is the role of prostaglandins in bone healing?

If I am correct-: -they regulate the inflammatory response needed to activate healing and then the process of laying down bone. The use of NSAIDS cause inhibition and interfere with the formation of bone ...Read more

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I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?

I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?

Possible: It is true that endometriosis causes infertility. However, the specific mechanism is not very clear. We believe that endometriosis may cause pelvic adhesion, affect the tubal function, decrease ovarian reserve, and reduce embryo implantation. There are several factors may be involved including prostaglandin, cytokine, such as tnfa. ...Read more

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51.5yrs. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. What are prostaglandins? Can they cause dysmenorrhea at my age? If so, how is this possible?

Pain: Prostaglandins are hormones that cause inflammation and pain. NSAID drugs like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) help with this. 51 is the average age of menopause in the US. This could be something like a degenerating fibroid also, so visit your OBGYN and see if they can do an ultrasound to visualize the pelvis. ...Read more

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Does rapidlash have prostaglandin in it that can change eye color and is it dangerous?

No: From looking at the ingredients, rapid lash does not have the prostaglandin that can cause your iris to darken. ...Read more

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Pathology — Just got my blood results back says kappa / Lambda light chains free with ratio urine came 18 high / prostaglandin serum 550? What's mean

Pathology — Just got my blood results back says kappa / Lambda light chains free with ratio urine came 18 high / prostaglandin serum 550? What's mean

Unclear data: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided does not seem to add up. What did serum and urine protein electrophoresis show? You wish to talk to the pathologist of the lab that did the tests. ...Read more

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Can prostaglandin analogues cause eye pain?

Can prostaglandin analogues cause eye pain?

Possible: Any eye drop can cause eye pain. Discuss with your eye md if the pain lasts more than 10 seconds or is associated with swollen lids, redness and itching. ...Read more

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How exactly do prostaglandin analogue eye drops open the uveoscleral passageways?

Not known: These are effective anti-glaucoma drops which allow the internal eye fluid to get out of the eye both at the normal drain (the angle) and the posterior circulation (uvealscleral). Prostaglandins are bodily produced hormones and these chemicals affect many bodily functions and have been found to help with glaucoma pressure. The exact mechanism is not known, but is being studied. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for prostaglandin analogue eye drops to change the colour of a persons iris darker?

How much time would it take for prostaglandin analogue eye drops to change the colour of a persons iris darker?

Depends: If the iris is very blue or very dark, there will be no change in the color. If the eye is hazel, light brown or hazel-blue, then some darkening might occur over a several month period. ...Read more

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Pathology — prostaglandin e2 serum came 534 high and alpha 1 globulin came .4 high. McCoy came 80fl low and hematocrit 38% what's hat mean?

Pathology — prostaglandin e2 serum came 534 high and alpha 1 globulin came .4 high.  McCoy came 80fl low and hematocrit 38% what's hat mean?

Not much: Alpha 1 is mostly antitrypsin which is an acute phase reactant and if elevated it means nothing really. Prostaglandin E2 is not a routine piece of lab work. The 'city is okay for a guy. If by McCoy you mean MCV / mean corpuscular volume, 80 fL is okay with me as a pathologist. Relax and be glad for okay labs. ...Read more

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How likely is it my induction via prostaglandins pessary & artificial rupture of membranes will be successful at 38wks 4dys? Worried of c-section :(

How likely is it my induction via prostaglandins pessary & artificial rupture of membranes will be successful at 38wks 4dys? Worried of c-section :(

Google Bishop Score: The answer to your question depends on a number of factors: Is this your first baby? What is your cervical dilation, effacement, consistency, position and fetal station? These factors have been put into a scoring system called the "Bishop Score". Your risk of a c/section goes up if the bishop score is low. For example, a high, long, hard, posterior, undilated cervix has a high risk of C/S ...Read more

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Incidental arachnoid cyst found in lt temporal fossa 4cm in diameter. Does arachnoid cyst have anything with limaprost, prostaglandin and nsaids?

Incidental arachnoid cyst found in lt temporal fossa 4cm in diameter. Does arachnoid cyst have anything with limaprost, prostaglandin and nsaids?

Arachnoid cyst: No. Arachnoid cysts of the temporal fossa are common findings on MRI studies. They are congenital (from birth) and usually without symptoms. Medications do not cause arachnoid cysts to form. ...Read more

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I always take medication (advil or Tylenol) for my period cramps. Can this indicate too high prostaglandins?

I always take medication (advil or Tylenol) for my period cramps. Can this indicate too high prostaglandins?

Period cramps: Prostaglandins can create severe uterine contractions, causing cramps. Endometriosis is a condition which can produce ever increasing menstrual cramps, and can lead to infertility. Talk with your gyn provider about low dose oral contraceptives, which can reduce your cramps, and protect your fertility capacity. ...Read more