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The Effects Of Progesterone Estrogen
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
Hormone replacement- is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?
Not necessarily: If you still have a uterus, then you need a combination of estrogen and progesterone. The Progesterone can by taken continuously or in a cyclic fashion. Remember, you are only using the minimum dose of hormones to treat the symptoms that are bothering you. Discuss these doses with your doctor. ...Read more
Varied.: Estrogen: feminization of sexual tissues, fertility, uterine contractions, vasodilatation, hepatic stimulation, lower seizure threshold, strengthening of bones, breast/endometrial/ovarian tumorigenesis. Progesterone: support pregnancy, implantation, keeps pregnant cervix closed, immunosuppressant, muscle relaxant, prothrombotic, prevents breast cancer. Gonadotrohins: menarche, stimulate ovaries. ...Read more
Less than HRT. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. They have less side effects and are more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. However, if the dose is too high or too low, or the hormones are prescribed the wrong way, then the side effects can be the same as non-bioidentical hormones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps ~Dose: Like \ly, but depends on doses.Get a more detailed answer ›
Estrace (estradiol): Common side effects of Estrace (estradiol) include headaches, breast tenderness, irregular vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramps, nausea, voming, hair loss, high bp, high blood sugar, fluid retention, and enlargement of uterine fibroids. More serious side effects include blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, allergic reactions or cancer of uterus, ovaries or breasts. ...Read more
GERD/vaginal dischar: Vaginal Progesterone (prochieve or crinone) is a very safe and effective intervention to prevent preterm birth in women with asymptomatic short cervix! topical irritation or discharge can occur but are rarely a cause to stop the therapy. If you have gerd (reflux) or constipation the extra Progesterone will make them worse. Talk to your obstetrician to determine if this is a good idea for you. ...Read more
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
Does the nuvaring have lots of estrogen like premphase (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?
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What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?
OTC progesterone: The bad: they rarely contain progesterone, when they do you don't know how much is being delivered, 'estrogen dominance' is not a disease or well-defined abnormailty. Women with amenorrhea because of ovulatory problems can get good help in lots of ways, these creams are not one of them. ...Read more
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