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Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

Shouldn't worsen: It contains phytoestrogens, which in studies with genistein (a soy phytoestrogen) showed improvements in pcos symptoms & beneficial effects on hormonal levels. However, before trying an alternative therapy such as pueraria mirifica, u should consult your pcp/gyn/ endocrinologist to get their opinion on the supplement's use vs more traditional treatments. ...Read more

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Pea-sized lump at humatrope (human growth hormone) injection site?

Pea-sized lump at humatrope (human growth hormone) injection site?

Irritation, allergy: One can have a local reaction that can be a lump; but another possibility is that the body is developing antibodies to the injected growth hormone. This is more serious, and can lead to more serious reactions with each injection. The treating physician needs to evaluate. ...Read more

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Does taking pueraria mirifica affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Does taking pueraria mirifica affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No: There is no known link between pueraria mirifica affecting Depoprovera. Reading up on this herbal treatment there also appears to be no scientific evidence that it actually treats anything. Use with caution. ...Read more

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Pueraria mirifica, which brand to buy that is trusted?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can Inonotus obliquus-chaga mushroom cure my skin disorder(seb.dermatitis.)?

Can Inonotus obliquus-chaga mushroom cure my skin disorder(seb.dermatitis.)?

Unlikely: Unfortunately an ailment like seborrheic dermatitis tends to be a chronic inflammatory disorder with limited data in regards to curative treatment. The Chaga mushroom has demonstrable anti-inflammatory properties and has been reported to help conditions like seborrheic dermatitis. Be aware, the data is limited. It's unlikely to harm you in topical form but may provide limited help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop ovarian cysts after a lupron (leuprolide) injection? Just had sn us w/ a 1.5cm cyst on r ovary, lupron (leuprolide) injection was on 10/30.

Is it common to develop ovarian cysts after a lupron (leuprolide) injection? Just had sn us w/ a 1.5cm cyst on r ovary, lupron (leuprolide) injection was on 10/30.

Not uncommon: Lupron (leuprolide) works initially by causing your pituitary gland to release fsh and lh. This explains why it is used in certain ivf protocols. In patients taking Lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis patients can sometimes experience some worsening of their symptoms initially and then improvement after a couple of weeks. A 15 mm cyst is relatively small...Usually the follicle (cyst that contains an egg) reaches 20 mm. ...Read more

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Does endomeriosis ovarian cyst grow fast?

Does endomeriosis ovarian cyst grow fast?

It can: An endometrioma is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood from endometriosis containing tissue. It can fill rather suddenly, but tends to fill more slowly. Corpus luteal cysts of the ovary are usually the type that can fill a ovarian cyst with bright red blood quickly post ovulation. ...Read more

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Is Fenugreek safe with birth control Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

Is Fenugreek safe with birth control  Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

In amounts found...: ...naturally in food, fenugreek is safe, but in amounts found in supplements, it may be unsafe whether you're on BCP's or not. I don't recommend it. Pueraria has phytoestrogens, plant chemical with estrogen-like effects. It might be helpful for women w/ estrogen deficiency. But for you, already on an estrogen-containing contraceptive, I don't recommend it. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can any of these supplements help me to ovulate after being off Depo-Provera provera (last shot 8-2-11)? Angelica sinensis, glycyrrhiza uralensis, viburnum opulus, folic acid (125%), apis mellifica, iron (100%), calcium (12%), rehmannia glutinosa, thyroid

Can any of these supplements help me to ovulate after being off Depo-Provera provera (last shot 8-2-11)? Angelica sinensis, glycyrrhiza uralensis, viburnum opulus, folic acid (125%), apis mellifica, iron (100%), calcium (12%), rehmannia glutinosa, thyroid

There : There is no evidence that any of these supplements can stimulate ovulation. There are no studies that demonstrate that these will help. Most women who go off depo do start ovulating in the next few months. Try staying in bed for 15 minutes after intercourse with your knees up, and be sure you have optimal nutrition. If you don't get pregnant in the next several months then consulting a gynecologist would be reasonable. ...Read more

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What are the herb terminalia chebula side effects?Is it useful?

What  are the herb terminalia chebula side effects?Is it useful?

Few, very useful: Terminalia chebula, also called haritaki, is considered the "king of medicines" in tibet ; often listed first in ayurvedic herbals. It's very safe ; useful with few side effects; it may cause loose stools, may be unsafe in pregnancy/breastfeeding ; may not be suited for those with high pitta. See http://www.Holistic-herbalist.Com/terminalia-chebula.Html ; www.Ijrpbsonline.Com/files/38-3251.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more

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Is there a link between scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) and infertility?

Is there a link between scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) and infertility?

Rarely: Scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) usually occurs during the pre-pubertal growth spurt, before a girl starts her periods. It is more common with childhood obesity, and can be associated with hormonal disorders like underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or hypogonadism - low levels of estrogen. Thyroid problems should be treated. Hypogonadism can cause infertility in later life. ...Read more

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Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more

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29 y/o f w/ 2 exophytic subserosal uterine fibroids on the right side of the pelvis. Anterior 6.5 x 5.9 x 7.3 cm; posterior: 10.3 x9.1x 9 cm.Surgery?

29 y/o f w/ 2 exophytic subserosal uterine fibroids on the right side of the pelvis. Anterior 6.5 x 5.9 x 7.3 cm; posterior: 10.3 x9.1x 9 cm.Surgery?

That depends: On if you are done having children, or would still like the option to try. Those are pretty big measurements, and could possibly complicate every aspect of pregnancy.They can also keep growing--sometimes very quickly and can get quite large. You are close to the threshold of being able to do a vaginal hysterectomy at all.Wait too much longer, and you might have no choice but abdominal. Talk to doc. ...Read more