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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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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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What is the role of tamoxifen in the treatment of breast cancer?

What is the role of tamoxifen in the treatment of breast cancer?

Anti-estrogen: Tamoxifen is one of the anti-estrogen agents used to treat breast cancer. Cancers that exhibit an estrogen receptor (er positive tumors) are treated in part by blocking the estrogen that act as signals to these tumors to grow. ...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 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 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 different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

Antibiotic choices: When treating an abscess -one has to consider 'what' germs might be there, then make the appropriate selection for therapy. Sometimes it's more than just antibiotics (such as incision). One has to consider patient allergies, drug interactions, dosing/length of therapy etc. It's nice to have a culture of the abscess material, but sometimes a best guess will do. I like trimethoprim-sulfa. See MD. ...Read more

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What is the role of embolization in treatment of avms?

What is the role of embolization in treatment of avms?

Not usually a cure: Most bran avm embolizations now are performed with a glue like substance injected in to the avm blood vessels through a tiny catheter (like a miniature straw) which then hardens in to a cast (onyx). This can be curative in small avms but in the majority of cases it is used as an adjunct to radiosurgery or open surgery. ...Read more

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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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Which form of contraception is the best, the injection or the pill and which is better in terms of side effects?

Which form of contraception is the best, the injection or the pill and which is better in terms of side effects?

The 1 you like : There is no one method of birth control that is right for everyone. The best birth-control for you is the one that you like and you will use consistently. Schedule a visit with your doctor to go over the options and find one that is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of adenofibroma in the breast?

What is the treatment of adenofibroma in the breast?

Fibroadenoma-benign: A fibroadenoma is a benign, common mass seen in the breast. For a diagnosis, a core needle biopsy is performed in an office setting with local anesthesia. We know that these lesions do not turn into cancer. Once a biopsy is done you have options: monitor the area with imaging or have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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What is the reason for the development of the vaginal superinfection?

What is the reason for the development of the vaginal superinfection?

Reduced protection: A superinfection is one that occurs as a result of, and in addition to, some initial infection. Some bacteria are present in the vagina but cannot cause an infection unless there is already a breakdown in your normal defenses, such as that when you develop some other infection. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Help please? What is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

If type 1...: Can't live without it if type 2, by bias is=, that with newer meds, most don't need it, and if need basal insulin, most won't need meal time insulin. ...Read more

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How is the effectiveness of gtn in case of anal fissure treatment?

How is the effectiveness of gtn in case of anal fissure treatment?

76% -- : The most recent studies report that it is 76% effective at curing anal fissures. If this fails, you can try Diltiazem ointment that raises that percentage to about 86% success. ...Read more

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What is the medical name for the types of malignancy in your ovaries?

What is the medical name for the types of malignancy in your ovaries?

Various ___nomas: Carcinomas, germinomas, and sarcomas are some of the primary cancer types of the ovaries. A review of the epithelial cell , germ sell, and stromal cell types that can be the source of primary ovarian cancers can be found here : http://tinyurl.Com/7dk9qul there are many secondary (metastatic) types of malignancies that can move into the ovaries. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of swelling in intestine?

What is the treatment of swelling in intestine?

"Intestinal"swelling: When you say "swelling" are you relating your abdominal circumference to feelings of distension, fluid retention, constipation, overeating? What evidence do you have the problem is intestinal? Over what period of time have you noted swelling (acute/chronic/recurrent)? What are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver disease, gut problems...)? What evaluation have you had to date? ...Read more

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What is the primary mechanism associated with the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?

What is the primary mechanism associated with the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?

Flouride: Flouride by itself is toxic to the bacteria. The other way it works is on the molecular level. The flourine atom inserts itself into the matrix of the tooth, it either replaces an oh group or goes into void. This action pulls all the molecules closer together to make them more resistant to acid attack. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of doxycycline in the curing of bone infection?

What is the success rate of doxycycline in the curing of bone infection?

Osteomyelitis: A true bone infection (osteomyelitis) is serious and requires usually IV drug treatment for few weeks. Doxycycline will generally not be the drug of choice and not very successful. You would need xrays, MRI or ct scan to confirm the diagnosis. Not treating it correctly or incompletely may result in the need of major surgery. ...Read more

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What is the role of probiotics for general well beiing of the g.I.T.?

Proper: Good bacteria numbers in your colon. Prebiotics help support bacteria and probiotics introduce bacteria. This will help good bacteria keep the bad bacteria from taking over. Good for bowel and overall health. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

Depends on stage: Nasal cavity cancers can be very dangerous. How they are treated is largely based on how extensive - what stage- it is. Commonly a combination of surgery and radiation is needed. Biopsy is needed for diagnosis and often c/t or pet scans are used to determine the extent of the cancer. ...Read more

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What is the dose and duration of treatment with prednisolone in the management of nephrotic syndrome?

What is the dose and duration of treatment with prednisolone in the management of nephrotic syndrome?

Variable by case: Only your doctor can determine the type and duration of treatment. Followup studies are needed to monitor progress. Often the dose can be tapered after the urine protein loss declines and other factors normalize, but all depends on your individual response to therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more