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What hormone is used in the fertility treatment of women?

What hormone is used in the fertility treatment of women?

FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone. It is normally released from the pituitary and makes the follicles in the ovaries grow. The follicles produce estrogen and eggs. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Definition)

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


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What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

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 more

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What hormones are most effective in the treatment of endometriosis?

What hormones are most effective in the treatment of endometriosis?

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 more

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What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

Estrogen and Men: Estrogen will feminize a male physique. It will block Testosterone production. It will help a male grow breasts and soften their stomach. I am not sure why you would want to be on Estrogen. Are you Transgendered? ...Read more

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What is the role of clomiphene for infertility treatment?

What is the role of clomiphene  for infertility treatment?

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 more

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What is the treatment of endometrial hyperatrophy for women after the age of 50?

What is the treatment of endometrial hyperatrophy for women after the age of 50?

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

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What is the side effect of progesterone treatment in a post-menopausal woman with endometrial thickness of 11mm?

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 more

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How is menopause diagnosis in a woman who is on birth control for the tx of endometriosis?

How is menopause diagnosis in a woman who is on birth control for the tx of endometriosis?

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

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What is the benefit of treating female infertility with antiestrogen and antidiabetic drugs?

What is the benefit of treating female infertility with antiestrogen and antidiabetic drugs?

Ovulation: Antidiabetic medications are an over used medication, but in select cases, particularly in women with nsulin resistance may help lower androgens aiding in ovulation and implantation. ...Read more

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What are the optimum levels of the thyroid for a young woman?

What are the optimum levels of the thyroid for a young woman?

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

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What is the best treatment for fibroids in a woman of childbearing age?

What is the best treatment for fibroids in a woman of childbearing age?

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 more

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What is the use of ultrasonography in reproductive endocrinology?

Imaging: Ultrasoind is used to evaluate the ovaries and the follicles or eggs within the ovary, as well as the uterus, including the endometrium, or lining. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?

Rai: Unless you are planning on having a child within 1 to 2 years, radioactive iodine therapy is usually safer than surgery. ...Read more

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What is the function of clomiphene tablets for infertility treatment?

What is the function of clomiphene tablets for infertility treatment?

Several: In women, it causes the brain to increase production of FSH to either try to grow and egg if none normally grow or to sometimes grow an extra egg. In men it can help to increase sperm count in certain situations ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of sex horomone imbalance in women and what are the symptoms?

What is the prevalence of sex horomone imbalance in women and what are the symptoms?

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

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In which day of the cycle prolactin level is done for infertility?

In which day of the cycle prolactin level is done for infertility?

Prolactin: Prolactin is not a hormone typically evaluated in a fertility evaluation unless someone is suffering from complete absence of the menstrual cycles. The day of the menstrual cycle does not matter on this particular hormone ...Read more

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What is the role of oral contraceptives in the treatment of endometriosis?

What is the role of oral contraceptives in the treatment of endometriosis?

Hormonal treatment: Progesterone in the oral contraceptives will antagonize the effects of estrogen and stunt the growth of endometriosis. Progesterone may modulate the pain response as well. ...Read more

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What is the most effective of the female contraceptives?

What is the most effective of the female contraceptives?

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

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What is the main use of estrogen for a female?

What is the main use of estrogen for a female?

Birth control: Estrogen (and related hormones) are used for birth control, as well as for symptoms from hormone dysregulation and deficiency including dysmennorhea, discomfort around menopause, or other entities like pcos. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Hormone (Definition)

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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility Treatment (Definition)

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