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What Hormone Is Used In The Fertility Treatment Of Women
Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is ...Read more
Support: Progesterone is essential to supporting the endometrial lining for pregnancy. Under the influence of progesterone, the lining luteinizes, supplying important support for the embryo. Progesterone stabilizes the lining, and prevents an early period flow. "pro-gestation". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endo treatment: The most effective is lupron, (leuprolide) this drug inhibits ovulation and creates transient menopausal state. Studies show that surgery plus Lupron (leuprolide) is more effective than any other hormonal treatment. It should be used with addback norethindrone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three uses: 1. Women with irregular cycles don't ovulate (release an egg) every month. Depending on the cause such as pcos, Clomid (clomiphene) can help you to ovulate, may be combined with metformin if pcos. 2. Women who ovulate regularly can release 2 or 3 eggs in a month with Clomid (clomiphene) increasing chance of pregnancy with 5-10% risk of twins, 1% triplets. 3. Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test is a well-proven test of egg supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Endometrial hyperplasia alone (with no atypia) can be treated with Progesterone and repeat sampling for confriming resolution. If there is atypia then D&C is warranted to rule out cancer - even if nagative for a cancer, hysterectomy is the best treatment to prevent progression to an endometrial cancer if there is atypical endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more
What is the side effect of progesterone treatment in a post-menopausal woman with endometrial thickness of 11mm?
Need biopsy: A uterine lining, called "endometrial stripe" or "thickness", of 11 mm measured on ultrasound is not normal after menopause. Experts recommend biopsy for stripe >5 mm. Thickening can be sign of xs estrogen effect on uterus.Progesterone can reverse this & prevent uterine cancer. Side effects of Progesterone can be weight gain, mood swings , skin changes & unknown effects on breast health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check on placebo: Your MD could check an FSH level towards the end of your placebo week, although it could miss it. You are awfully young to be looking at mean pause, although premature menopause can happen. If you were going trough premature menopause, the most likely treatment would be low dose OCPs, which you are on. ...Read more
Thyroid disease?: Hi. It's not clear from your statement if you're being treated for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. So let's assume you must be being treated for abnormal thyroid function. In these cases, I usually use a goal for TSH of roughly 1-2. If treating hypothyroidism, l-thyroxine therapy brings TSH down to that range and if treating hyperthyroidism, methimazole (or equivalent) brings TSH up to there. ...Read more
Fibroids: Uterine fibroid embolization has an overall success rate of 94%. This means 94% of all patients who had the procedure experienced relief from their symptoms and significant fibroid shrinkage. 99% of patients had immediate relief from heavy bleeding, 94% of patients experienced 50-60 percent shrinkage, 33% of patients who attempted to conceive were successful, 99% of patients returned to work in less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?
Very common: Very common, painful periods, pms, facial hair etc. Saliva testing can help tell you what is out of balance. Salvia testing tells you how much free hormone is available, and then with the help of some one experienced in natural hormone therapy, many problems can be corrected. ...Read more
Implanon/Nexplanon: At this point the Implanon (single capsule inserted under skin in arm) is considered most effective form of birth control. It has shown slight more effectiveness than tubal ligation and vasectomy. This is occasionally debated- but at the very least it is equivalent to these more permanent methods. Iud is also a very effective form of birth control. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this ...Read more
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