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How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?
When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts
It kind of: Depends on your symptoms. Are you in pain? Are the cysts large? Do you have endometriosis or pain? The medicine is not a cake walk in that it is expensive and will places into menopause with all the drawbacks. It may not resolve the cysts either. I am suprised they enlarge on the ocp. How long have u been on them? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was given Provera 2x a day (08/01 to 08/26) to stop bleeding eventhough I had Lupron shot last 06/26. Any bad effects of long term use of Provera?
Provera: Provera can be used safely for various times depending on what problem is being addressed. Since you have been treated with Lupron and Provera it sounds like your issue may be fairly complex. Consider scheduling follow up with your Obgyn to clarify the diagnosis, the treatment plan and the time line for treatment ...Read more
Skin is breaking out really badly ever since i had a surgery and this is my second injection of the lupron (leuprolide) shot. What can I do to stop the breakouts?
Medical Treatment: Breakouts should be treated by dermatology. You may start with over-the-counter topical cleasner (benzoyl peroxide 5%) but you will eventually need prescription medications such as tretinoin cream, topical and oral antibiotics. Your dermatologist will determine the appropriate combination of medications. ...Read more
On the mid-luteal protocol and was to stop taking bc pills after 5 days of lupron, (leuprolide) I missed this and took bc for 7 days instead- have i ruined chances?
Off lupron (leuprolide) for 3+ mo. Going to take ocp to bring back af. Going to stop after i get 1st cycle bc i want to ttc. How long after last pill can I try ttc?
I had D&C on 06/25 and was given Lupron that my OB said is good for 3mos. I have AUB from 06/10 until I was given provera on 07/08. I am bleeding again since 07/21. OB gave hemostan and if bleeding wont stop, will go back to her. Why do I have AUB?
Hard to say: The amount of information given is not enough without an examination, a full history, and pathology report results of the D & C to give an accurate cause of the abnormal uterine bleeding. Talk to your OB MD and ask pointed questions as needed or obtain a 2nd GYN MD opinion/consultation. ...Read more
Does Lupron (leuprolide) for treatment of prostate cancer, also stop the formation of seminal liquid.
Hormone inhibitor: Lupron (aka leuprolide) inhibits the production of testosterone and estrogen from the testes and ovaries, respectively. It is used in the treatment of a number of things including endometriosis, prostate and breast cancer and inappropriately early puberty in kiddos, each of which is made worse by excessive testosterone or estrogen secretion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopausal effects: Lupron (leuprolide) injections are used for many reasons in gynecology, most commonly in the treatment of fibroids and endometriosis. Essentially, Lupron (leuprolide) shuts down ovarian function and leads to a menopausal state. Therefore, side effects include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, decreased libido, and bone loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends/ indications: I agree with the prior answer in context, but want to weigh in on other uses. Studies show Lupron (leuprolide) in the depot form is effective at shrinking fibroid volume by about 1/3 in 3 months. This gives a proven statistically lower blood loss in women preparing for surgical myomectomy. Also Lupron (leuprolide) in the non-depot form is safe, effective and routinely used in stimulations for ivf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupron is a powerful suppressor of estrogen activity (mediated through the hypothalamus and pituitary), and it is used to suppress symptoms of endometriosis. It has many side effects including hot flashes and bone loss.
Many doctors use this but I do not. It is my professional opinion (and profession) that women with endometriosis would benefit more from expert excision of their disease. ...Read more
After Lupron (leuprolide): A 3.75 lupron (leuprolide) depot dose well generally take a while to wear off. After 4 weeks, the dose should be gone and your would start growing a follicle for the next cycle, if you have regular cycles. Expect a subsequent period about 6-8 weeks after the last injection. The hot flashes usually subside about 4-6 weeks after the last injection. The more doses you have receive, the longer it may take. ...Read more
Varies: There are three forms of lupron, (leuprolide) one is a subcutaneous injection daily which will wear off very quickly. The second type is a depot form which last for approximately 30 days in the body, and lastly there is a 90 day form. A woman will usually ovulate 2 to 4 weeks after the effects of the Lupron (leuprolide) has worn off. ...Read more
No time limit: It really depends upon its benefit to your husband. Men with metastatic disease can have long term benefit. ...Read more