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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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I'm 11.5 week pregnant from ivf I just realized I was supposed to stop Vivelle (estradiol) patch 20days ago is the baby safe? Is the damage already done?

I'm 11.5 week pregnant from ivf I just realized I was supposed to stop Vivelle (estradiol) patch 20days ago is the baby safe? Is the damage already done?

Can't say: You need to contact the MD who is taking care of your pregnancy (OB MD) to ask this question who will know your entire history and why the patch was prescribed. ...Read more

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How successful is the estrogen patch (starting from day 21 before the IVF cycle)?

How successful is the estrogen patch (starting from day 21 before the IVF cycle)?

Very: Estradiol patches are very effective at delivering the necessary drug for building up the uterine lining to receive an embryo. ...Read more

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I've just upped my strength on my vivelle (estradiol) dot patch. How long will it take to get the full effect?

Not long: It should take no longer than two weeks (probably sooner) to notice a beneficial effect regarding hot flashes, etc. ...Read more

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How much more successful are patch protocol IVF cycles than non (in a general sense)?

How much more successful are patch protocol IVF cycles than non (in a general sense)?

No difference: Using estrogen patches vs injection vs suppositories has no major impact on results. Various practices use different protocols. Cost, ease of use, patient comfort and the main considerations. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of using vivelle (estradiol) dot patch?

What is the side effects of using vivelle (estradiol) dot patch?

Typical estrogen S.E: If you read the package insert most drug companies list a large number of possible side effects. The most likely side effects can be related to the patch material itself including skin irritation, but other systemic effects include headache, nausea, mild increased risk of blood clot just to name a few. ...Read more

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Does vivelle (estradiol) dot patch have any bad side effect? If so what are they?

Does vivelle (estradiol) dot patch have any bad side effect? If so what are they?

Rare: This depends some on the dose of the patch. Higher dose patches will have more side effects. Some possible side effects include bloating, breast tenderness, rash at site of the patch and others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about quitting using their vivelle (estradiol) dot patches cold turkey?

Possible: You may quit using vivelle (estradiol) dot patches cold turkey; however, a better approach would be to discuss with the doctor, who prescribed you the patch, why you are not comfortable with it any more and what alternatives possibly exist. ...Read more

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Vivelle (estradiol) dot patch cause migraine.?

Hormones & Headache: Migraine patients seem to suseptable to fluctuations in estrogen, especialy with a dramatic drop. If your hormone replacement or bc is a higher dose, then there will be a more dramatic drop on the "off" days. This often leads to headaches. Talk to your gynocologist about using a more steady dose of estrogen hormone. ...Read more

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Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?

Yes.: There might be no difference in the chemical component (estradiol), however, vivelle dot provides a better matrix for a more dependable and reliable delivery of the medication. That in turn will lead to better absorption and more efficacy ...Read more

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Any negative reports concerning the hormone patch called vivelle (estradiol) ?

Difficult question: You will hear negative reports on any type of estrogen. Vivelle is a top choice. It is bioidentical estradiol. It is trans dermal so all the negative aspects of oral estrogen are avoided. It comes in several strengths so the dosage can be tailored to the patient. Bad? Sticky residue left on abdomen and occasional allergic reaction to the glue. Both worth it given the alternatives. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago and have gone on the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch. My hair has thinned considerably. What do I need to do? Worried...

I had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago and have gone on the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch.   My hair has thinned considerably.   What do I need to do? Worried...

Worried: Yes you should be concerned but you must discuss this with your Gynecologist. The Gynecologist will take careful information from you, examiner you clearly and make decisions for your ongoing health.
You may need to see a different specialist to care for your hair loss.

Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I am on the vivelle (estradiol) patch .025 and my doctor just upped my dose to .050. My question is can I wear 2 of the .025 patches at the same time?

Yes: If you are wanting to use up patches you already have, then you can do it. It's more expensive that way, so as soon as you see them up, start the higher dose patch. ...Read more

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I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

Yes: It is not uncommon for a patient to have spotting when straying hormonal treatment. Usually this will resolve with time. If you are cramping and spotting then something else could be occurring. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Has vivelle (estradiol) dot patch ever caused heart attacks or strokes?

Has vivelle (estradiol) dot patch ever caused heart attacks or strokes?

Vivelle (estradiol) Dot: Vivelle is a transdermal estradiol. While oral estrogen is known to increase unstable plaque risk, and therefore the risk for heart attack and stroke, transdermal should not. ...Read more

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I am on my second patch of vivelle (estradiol) dot 0.0375 and i feel slightly less brain fog but i still get small flashes. Should i go up to 0.5?

I am on my second patch of vivelle (estradiol) dot 0.0375 and i feel slightly less brain fog but i still get  small flashes. Should i go up to 0.5?

Probably not: Eliminating all hot flashes is quite often impossible no matter how high you go on the dose. Aiming for 80-90% resolution is good. Using only the dose of estrogen that you need reduces side effects and is the correct use of this medication. Many women's hot flashes/sweats diminish greatly after 4-5 years. Hope you have this experience! ...Read more

Estradiol Transdermal System (Definition)

The Estradiol transdermal system, is designed to release Estradiol continuously upon ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Vivelle (Definition)

Vivelle is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more