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Why Do Doctors Say We Should Now Use Lowest Dose For Least Time Of Estrogen
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
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
I have a question can a doctor increase your gonal f dose if your estrogen level drops in mid cycle?
I haven't had my period for almost a year, my doctor says that I have problems with estrogen , which very thin ,what can I do ?
What do you advise if doctor says use the estrogen tablets in vagina.. is it safe to use silicon lubricant with this ?
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
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