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Vivelle Estrogen Based Agent
Is there a quality difference between vivelle brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?
Estradiol is the shortened version of 17 beta estradiol, a naturally occurring sex hormone in the estrogen family. In fact, it is the most active and the most prevalent of the three main Estrogens in reproductive age women. In women, it decreases dramatically after menopause. Estradiol is also present in ...Read more
3/3/14 faint +hpt. 3/5/14 + blood test wit 55 progesterone and low estrogen. Got on vivelle 3/5/14. Spotted lil red n brown 3/4/14 . Hpt today neg?
Confirm with blood : I would ask your doc to repeat the blood test to be sure, but it sounds like a "chemical pregnancy" where the blood tests show you are pregnant briefly, but the pregnancy never develops. Alternatively, you have a bad batch of home pregnancy tests (hopefully). But to be realistic, your levels should be rising quickly at this point, making it more detectable on hpt. Good luck. ...Read more
40yr female with regular 26 day cycle started using estrogen patch (vivelle 0.025) for severe pmdd. No period since (2 months). Is est. The cause ?
May be: Why use vivelle 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
Estrogen: Yes it is in plants but it is much more reliable when developed and made in a professional laboratory. ...Read more
As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?
Estrogen/progestin: To avoid misunderstanding, all bc is basically progestational in action - that's how it works - regardless of whether it contains estrogen or not. There is no science to give a'rule' about which is more effective/less risky for functional ovarian cysts, it's based on trial and error. That said, i think most do better with a combination oc containing both, start with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just went to the OB/GYN bc I'm 30 almost 5 months no period. not pregnant, I have undetectable Estrogen levels based on blood work. What could be causing this? Dr. Doesn't know why..
I refuse to take tamoxifen due to bad side effects.. Is there a natural way of reducing my estrogen levels?
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