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Doctor insights on: Using Estrogen Cream While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What could be the effects of a male using estrogen cream?

What could be the effects of a male using estrogen cream?

Little: Probably little to none because the amount absorbed is likely low. But if we assume he uses alot of it, effects could be feminizing such as breast growth. I've not seen this studied specifically. ...Read more

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Could using estrogen cream make you gain weight?

Could using estrogen cream make you gain weight?

Yes : Estrogen cream can contribute to weight gain through at least a few mechanisms. Estrogen lowers testosterone levels estrogen inhibits thyroid function estrogen can affect your metabolim to build up various tissues in your body. ...Read more

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What does estrogen cream do?

Helps the dryness: Estrogen cream is given to help menopausal women with vaginal dryness and other local effects of menopause while avoiding the whole body effects of an estrogen pill. However, limited amounts of the estrogen in the cream may be absorbed. Women with breast cancer should check with their oncologist prior to taking estrogen cream. ...Read more

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I am approaching 70 and have been using estrogen cream off & on for a year. Would it be ok to take tablets instead of the cream?

I am approaching 70 and have been using estrogen cream off & on for a year.  Would it be ok to take  tablets instead of the cream?

Don't : Estrogen is relatively contraindicated at your age. Issues with increased risk for breast cancer and heart disease, as well as increased risk for blood clots particularly in smokers. ...Read more

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Does vaginal estrogen cream enter bloodstream?

Does vaginal estrogen cream enter bloodstream?

YES INDEED: Any hormone cream and other creams like steroids etc enter blood stream. Men take testosterone by using a pump with T cream ...Read more

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What is the relative strength of phytoestrogen cream compared to estrogen cream?

Not close.: While they may offer some benefit to estrogen depravation, they cannot beat the real thing, do not minimize colon cancer, maintain sexual function, and work as well for osteoporosis prevention. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Estrogen Cream (Definition)

Estrogen cream is a vaginal agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more