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Trelstar Vs Lupron
REALLY unusual: I doubt it, it would be truly unusual. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Leuprolide is a common form of lhrh agonist which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It reduces the hormone testosterone to low levels, killing much but not all of a patient's cancer. It is used in intermediate and high risk cases along with radiation for curative treatment. It is also used in men with more advanced disease. It depends on the situation but it is an effective tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more
Not aware of any: Generally, stopping Lupron (leuprolide) just allows the whole hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis to start getting back to normal, with gradual increases in both testosterone and estrogen as the Lupron (leuprolide) wears off. In some people who have been on multiple courses of lupron, (leuprolide) or have been on it for a long time, there may not be recovery, and the low testosterone and estrogen may be permanent. ...Read more
Hot Flashes: By far, the most common side effect is hot flashes, because Lupron (leuprolide) causes a temporary menopause. Poor sleep resulting in emotional side effects or head ache are also common. A serious effect from long-term Lupron (leuprolide) is osteoporosis. Many of these side effects are reduced or eliminated with extra "add-back" hormones. Some women have no side effects at all. ...Read more
Assume Pelvic Pain: ? Diagnosis endometriosis and pain. If Lupron (leuprolide) is not helping, the pain is either coming from very severe endo, or from another source. A common associated pain is from the inguinal region and is often associated with endo. Surgery to correct this relieves pain in more than 80%. There are other potential causes of pain that should be evaluated. Seek pelvic pain/endo specialist for more help. ...Read more
Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) or xtandi for pre-chemo castration resistant prostate cancer? Thoughts?
Can prolonged lupron (leuprolide)&danazol, 18 months of injections total for lupron (leuprolide) & 4 yrs of danazol, incr risk of leukemias? Weird symptoms, dr's ref'd to oncology
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
Can patient undergo ovulation induction using gonal f (follitropin alfa) while using HRT mainly femoston 2/10 mg?
Doesn't make sense: In most cases this would not make much sense, although it could depend on 'why' and 'how' the hrt was being used. Estrogens such as in hrt are sometimes used in stimulation protocols with gonadotropins (such as gonal f, (follitropin alfa) ) an oral progestin would be an unlikely element of most protocols. ...Read more
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