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Why do doctors say we should now use lowest dose for least time of estrogen?

Why do doctors say we should now use lowest dose for least time of estrogen?

Avoid side effects : Like any other medication, estrogen has the potential to cause side effects. The less you use, the less likely that you will have problems with it. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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I have not started my period in a month or so i went to the doctor last time this happen an thay said i had low estrogen. What going on with me?

I have not started my period in a month or so i went to the doctor last time this happen an thay said i had low estrogen. What going on with me?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am 43 and a smoker, my doc prescribed a low dose oral contraceptive w low dose estrogen; should I avoid this?

I am 43 and a smoker, my doc prescribed a low dose oral contraceptive w low dose estrogen;  should I avoid this?

Yes: Estrogen containing contraceptives are contraindicated in smokers 35 and over because studies show that the risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks is unacceptably high in women of this age who use both estrogen and nicotine. I would strongly suggest that you either consider an alternative estrogen-free method of contraception or that you immediately quit smoking. ...Read more

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What do you advise if doctor says use the estrogen tablets in vagina.. is it safe to use silicon lubricant with this ?

What do you advise if doctor says use the estrogen tablets in vagina.. is it safe to use silicon lubricant with this ?

Yes: Hi. Silicon lubricant is safe with vaginal estrogen tablets, but make sure the sex doesn't knock the pill out of the vagina. If you're going to use oral tablets in the vagina, you may want to put it in after sex. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about estrogen using androderm (testosterone)? My doctor isn't. Also what about hcg? My doc says it's not used anymore?

Should i be worried about estrogen using androderm (testosterone)? My doctor isn't. Also what about hcg? My doc says it's not used anymore?

U raise valid quest.: Overweight males especially should be checked for estrogen, but i generally check all men that i start on testosterone, as if elevated can be a source of failed improvement and can be an increase in risk of cardiac issues and dvt. Hcg is used if one is preserving sperm as testosterone generally reduces sperm count whereas HCG is actually used to increase sperm count as well as libido in low t. ...Read more

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What can a 64-year-old woman use for external gential discomfort when doctor says estrogen therapy is contraindicated because of fibroids?

What can a 64-year-old woman use for external gential discomfort when doctor says estrogen therapy is contraindicated because of fibroids?

Osphena: Osphena is a good option for some people. I often recommend the natural products from a company called Prevaleaf. Here is their website http://prevaleaf.com/collections/moisturization ...Read more

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Feel better on estrogen. Doctor prescribed low dose. Is that ok if in my 90s? (pacemaker, on thyroid, ntg, cholesterol lowering, asa, other drugs)

Yes: If you feel better on it, then i think it's okay. There's no data for or against its use in this setting. It's my opinion. Others may disagree. Medicine is an inexact science! ...Read more

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