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Had hysterectomy 2001 on estrogen patch, heard a Dr say that hrt can cause melasma is that true? I have melasma do I stop patch? SAD: (tyvm

Had hysterectomy 2001 on estrogen patch, heard a Dr say that hrt can cause melasma is that true? I have melasma do I stop patch? SAD: (tyvm

Possible: Estrogen therapy is a known risk factor for developing melasma. Please discuss with your doctor if continuing, tapering, or changing your HRT is right for you. ...Read more

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Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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I'm on. 05 estrogen patch (hysterectomy) was thinking of stopping, my Dr said it's more benificial to keep it health wise. Is that true, is hrt bad. Ty?

I'm on. 05 estrogen patch (hysterectomy) was thinking of stopping, my Dr said it's more benificial to keep it health wise. Is that true, is hrt bad. Ty?

No simple answer: Books are written about this! This is a very reasonable treatment and you may very well feel better on it. It is harder to say you will be healthier. Side effects and complications are rare but can be serious, so it is mostly a question of quality of life and how much benefit you are seeing. I see no reason why you can't stop for a while to see how you feel. You can always return to it. ...Read more

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How fast will I go into menopause if I stop using my estrogen patch?

Depends: How quickly someone can have symptoms after stopping the estrogen patch will vary. Some have few and some are unable to wean themselves. Do it slowly so your body has a chance to adjust. If you are having problems, speak with your physician. ...Read more

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How can one stop estrogen patch?

If you take: It off, it will stop working. Why do you want to do that? Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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40yr female with regular 26 day cycle started using estrogen patch (vivelle (estradiol) 0.025) for severe pmdd. No period since (2 months). Is est. The cause?

40yr female with regular 26 day cycle started using estrogen patch (vivelle (estradiol) 0.025) for severe pmdd. No period since (2 months). Is est. The cause?

May be: Why use vivelle (estradiol) for pmdd? You can use a very low dose 10 micrgram birth control pills and had an added benefit of preventing pregnancy since your period is still regular and still needs protection. The other possibility is, of course menopause. Check your fsh after several days off the patch. ...Read more

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Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Both can: Both estrogen and progestins can cause headaches, though estrogen tends to do so with higher frequency. ...Read more

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Which causes headaches== progestogen or estrogen?

Which causes headaches== progestogen or estrogen?

Headaches hormones: Estrogen is more commonly associated with headaches. ...Read more

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If on estrogen patch, can I get withdrawal if the edge peels?

If on estrogen patch, can I get withdrawal if the edge peels?

Estrogen patch peels: Look at the patch and see where the drug is actually located. I think it is mostly toward the center and the edges are just the adhesive. You wouldn't withdrawal necessarily but your level might be a little less. The patches are not my favorite...They change the amount they deliver based on body temp, placement etc. You might just try taping edges down if your worried:). ...Read more

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Been on estrogen patch since hysterectomy in 2001, I'm 50yrs old now, do I really need to still be on it, Is it necessary. Tyvm?

No: Hormonal replacement is elective and for treatment of menopausal symptoms. This is a quality of life issue. Stopping it may increase hot flashes, insomnia and vaginal dryness. There is no increase risk of breast CA with estrogen use alone ...Read more

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Benefits of estrogen patch after 60?

Symptoms only: If you are still have menopausal symptoms (eg hot flashes, sweats) after age 60 than estrogen replacement therapy may still be indicated. However that is not the usual situation. Typically the risks of estrogen outweigh the benefits in women 60 and older. Estrogen replacement has been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer. While it can reduce the risk of bone loss. ...Read more

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I use a estrogen patch but I use 1/8 of it. Is it just as effective than normal estrogen?

If it works: There is a wide range of dosing of estrogen patches. And, as with most meds, you want to use the "lowest effective dose". The big question is "does it work? ", as that would be the definition of "effective". At age 20, why is it RXed? (DUB?) Does it work? I would discuss it with the doctor writing the prescriptions to decide if it is doing what you're hoping it will do. I.e. is it effective? ...Read more

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How successful is the estrogen patch (starting from day 21 before the IVF cycle)?

Very: Estradiol patches are very effective at delivering the necessary drug for building up the uterine lining to receive an embryo. ...Read more

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I'm transgender. Is it safe for me to switch from the estrogen pill to the estrogen patch?

Patch or pill?: Over the long term, the patch could actually be a better option. Many people do find they tend to come off the body too easily, however - like before they're supposed to. Other options include allowing the estrogen pill to dissolve under the tongue, and injectable estrogen. It is felt that swallowing an oral pill may have more impact on the liver over time. LGromko MD ...Read more

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Is there any way to balance out hormones? Am I better using estrogen patch and cutting it to meet my needs?

Is there any way to balance out hormones? Am I better using estrogen patch and cutting it to meet my needs?

Yes & No: Yes, there is a way to balace out hormones. No, you should not cut estrogen patches. To 'balance' your hormones, you have many options, eg pills, creams, patches, sprays, etc. Pick the one that's best for you after taking into account cost (insurance formularies), route & frequency of application, and side effect profile. If you choose patches, never cut them - ask for smaller dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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For postmenopausal women, why is it dangerous to go back on estrogen patch after being off it for 3 years (unopposed estrogen patch, tiny dose)?

For postmenopausal women, why is it dangerous to go back on estrogen patch after being off it for 3 years (unopposed estrogen patch, tiny dose)?

Controversy: Recent keeps study suggests timing is key to use of estrogen/progesterone in menopause. Even a tiny dose of unopposed estrogen is not recommended if you still have your uterus (did not have hysterectomy) since this can/will increase risk of uterine cancer. Progesterone protects against this. Evidence is clear that estrogen doesn't help prevent much if you start 10yrs post-menopause. You're inbtwn. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while on estrogen patch? I ovulated this week.

Estrogen Patch at 26: Why are you on the estrogen patch? If you ovulate and have unprotected sex, then you should be able to get pregnant. I am still very curious and a bit concerned about why you are on the estrogen patch. ...Read more

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Please answer! I have an estrogen patch question. Can I cut it and use like half or third to save money?

Please answer! I have an estrogen patch question. Can I cut it and use like half or third to save money?

Not recommended: The patch is designed to deliver a constant and predictable amount of hormone. By cutting it, you will ruin the integrity of the patch leading to erratic hormone release and most likely suboptimal dose. If the dose is suboptimal, you might as well not use it at all as it can do more harm than good, especially if you are dealing with a hormone. Talk to your doc. There might be cheaper alternatives. ...Read more

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I was also prescribed estrogen patch because I am ttc and I have low estrogen. The patch stopped my period all together?

I was also prescribed estrogen patch because I am ttc and I have low estrogen. The patch stopped my period all together?

Unopposed estrogen: Continuous exposure to estrogen can stop menstrual periods, one of the reasons that continuous hormone replacement therapy using the gambrell regimen has been more popular than cyclic hrt. Bleeding occurs with a drop in Progesterone levels. Low levels of estrogen and continuous estrogen exposure will also stop menses. ...Read more

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Can I take a bath with the estrogen patch on? Or do I have to take it off. I'm on estradot 25ug

Can I take a bath with the estrogen patch on? Or do I have to take it off. I'm on estradot 25ug

No need: You should be able to take a bath. There is an overlay patch available if you would like to be doubly safe. I don't recommend taking the patch on and off ...Read more

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Have blue feet after estrogen patch wears off - raynaud's?

No, hands 1st: Estrogen may worsen scleroderma (female/male ratio: 20:1). Estrogen withdrawal can cause nervous system vasospasm, but not raynaud's. ...Read more

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My mom raised her transdermal estrogen patch from. 025 to. 05 dies she need to raise her progesterone?

My mom raised her transdermal estrogen patch from. 025 to. 05 dies she need to raise her progesterone?

It depends: It depends on the dose of Progesterone and how many days/month she is taking it. She should discuss this question with the MD who is prescribing the estrogen. ...Read more

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Which costs less: conjugated estrogens (premarin) or the bio-identical estrogen patch?

Which costs less: conjugated estrogens (premarin) or the bio-identical estrogen patch?

Varies: The prices for either can vary widely between different pharmacies. The least expensive form of estrogen replacement therapy is usually generic ethynil Estradiol which is available for as little as $4 for a one month supply at some pharmacies. ...Read more

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Can estrogen patch be taken while on depo shot? To regulate hormones. & if not. What other option is there.? (Can't take pills)

Can estrogen patch be taken while on depo shot? To regulate hormones. & if not. What other option is there.? (Can't take pills)

Yes.: Estrogen is occasionally given to women who are using a long acting contraceptive like depo provera to stop break thru bleeding. It could be used safely to treat other symptoms also. Their are other long acting options like mirena (levonorgestrel) or nexplanon if you continue to have problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If trying to conceive, but also on estrogen patch (for low estrogen/pmdd), which days of cycle to use the estrogen patch to not affect normal cycle?

If trying to conceive, but also on estrogen patch (for low estrogen/pmdd), which days of cycle to use the estrogen patch to not affect normal cycle?

PROGESTERONE IS MOM: Many infections that are emerging undermine fertility. Some on my site in free books. In terms of fertility, natural Progesterone should be high day 12--1 [first day of bleeding], per my father, a genius ob/gyn. Progesterone is mother's hormone. The only reason for Estradiol [e2] you have low amounts and not making a uterine lining to hold an egg. We have also had success with compounded chelation. ...Read more