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My mother was given a medication named progestin. What is this and how effective is it in the treatment of endometriosis?

My mother was given a medication named progestin. What is this and how effective is it in the treatment of endometriosis?

Very: Depending on the amount of disease, progesterones may stunt the progression of the disease. Removal of the disease by laparoscopy may be needed if hormonal medication is unsatisfactory for the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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What is the best progestin only birth control pill for endometriosis?

What is the best progestin only birth control pill for endometriosis?

There is: No 'one' best pill for this purpose, they all work to some degree and usually it's trial and error finding a 'best' one for an individual woman. Medroxyprogesterone, megestrol, and Norethindrone are all available in the us. There are synthetic progestins not available in the us some consider to be 'best, ' but again their is no proof. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using progestin birth control?

What are the side effects of using progestin birth control?

Your doc: Should ahve already discussed that with you. You may not have any but possible side effects can be break through bleeding, wt gain, no periods, blood clots ht attack, stroke, the same side effects that you could ahve taking any pill. Obviously some side effects are much less common than others nad many people who take them have no side effects. ...Read more

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How does the androgenic activity level of progestins affect type, frequency, and severity of side effects?

Not getting: the question fully. Progestins have androgenic effects. But then, high amounts of estrogen break down to androgens so, in PCOS, there's androgens (testosterone) and this rather than progesterone is androgenic norgestimate, desogestrel, gestodene are less androgenic synthetic progesterones used in more modern OCP's ...Read more

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My daughter is 26 and has been offered prostate injections for endometriosis. Do they have any side effects and are they worth considering?

My daughter is 26 and has been offered prostate injections for endometriosis. Do they have any side effects and are they worth considering?

Lupron (leuprolide)?: I think you're asking about a drug called Lupron (leuprolide) which treats advanced prostate cancer. In women, it is used to reset the pituitary gland which may regulate periods when used properly. This question is better for the doctor suggesting this treatment but it seems reasonable. ...Read more

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Lidocaine injections for endometriosis, good idea? Side effects? How do they inject them? Do they work?

Lidocaine injections for endometriosis, good idea? Side effects? How do they inject them? Do they work?

Not likely: Lidocaine is not likely to be helpful for endometriosis. Others injections are much more likely to help, such as depo-lupron, which can suppress estrogen production. When the estrogen is suppressed, the endometriosis is suppressed, and your symptoms will likely improve. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a heavy and painful menstrual cycle. I tried taking oc pill but had bad side effects. What else could try? Could I have endometriosis?

I have a heavy and painful menstrual cycle. I tried taking oc pill but had bad side effects. What else could try? Could I have endometriosis?

Need Diagnosis: An alternative is Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) or Progesterone only pills, which have other side effects. However you best option is to see and ob/gyn and have a diagnosis. A diagnostic laparoscopy will make the diagnosis of endometriosis and help pick the correct treatment for you. ...Read more

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Of progestin-only birth control options available in the US, which tend to cause the least side effects?

Same: There are progestin only pills, shots, implants, and IUD's. The side effect profiles for each are similar because the mechanism of action and the effect of each drug on the body is the same. The number one side effect is irregular and unpredictable bleeding. Number two is weight gain due to the appetite stimulation of progestins - if you eat more you gain weight. ...Read more

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The 100mg tramadol that I take to manage endometriosis makes me nauseous. Same w/vicodin. Is there anything I can take w/it to help w/side effects?

The 100mg tramadol that I take to manage endometriosis makes me nauseous. Same w/vicodin. Is there anything I can take w/it to help w/side effects?

Anti emetics: Well known side effects of narcotic medications includes nausea, vomiting or upset stomach. There are many anti emetic medications that can help with these symptoms; zofran, reglan, phenergan (promethazine). There are also natural remedies including taking pills on a full stomach instead of empty, also, ginger can help with nausea. ...Read more

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