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Medication for Ovarian cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello sir
User :   as i had told earlier my wife had overian cyst
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   ok
User :   and she had been prescribed letryl that larozole
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   i came to know from net search that this is given to breast cancer patients
Doctor :   ok
User :   27
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about now
Doctor :   could u specify
User :   marriad
Doctor :   ok
User :   yesterday the cyst was not seen in the sonography our doctor told there is nothing now
User :   then why letryl wan given
Doctor :   ok
User :   why it was prescribed and what is the exact action of the drug
Doctor :   is the spelling of the drug u mentioned is right
User :   letryl
User :   yea
User :   contains letrozole
Doctor :   ok
User :   may i know the action of the drug
Doctor :   Yes, as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
User :   ok
Doctor :   it reduces the plasma oestrogen levels
Doctor :   it is used in cases of advancement breast cancer
User :   but why they have prescribed in case of overian cyst
User :   it was physiological cyst
Doctor :   it can also be used in this case as well
Doctor :   ovarian cyst
Doctor :   to reduce the plasma oestrogen levels
User :   but what is the action of the drug in this condition
User :   ok
Doctor :   this is action of the drug
Doctor :   to reduce the plasma oestrogen level
User :   how reducing estrogen helps in this condition
Doctor :   Letrozole competitively binds to the heme group of aromatase, a cytochrome P450 enzyme which catalyzes conversion of androgen to oestrogen, leading to inhibition of the enzyme and a significant reduction in plasma oestrogen levels
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   yes sir but why oestrogen should be reduced in this condition
User :   what is the need
Doctor :   cyst can be due to excess of oestrogen
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   to reduce the excess oestrogen
Doctor :   they use this
User :   yea but not satisfied with this answere. explain it medically i can understand
Doctor :   could u tell me
User :   what
Doctor :   specifically what u want to know
Doctor :   Letrozole competitively binds to the heme group of aromatase, a cytochrome P450 enzyme which catalyzes conversion of androgen to oestrogen, leading to inhibition of the enzyme and a significant reduction in plasma
Doctor :   this is what we say medically
User :   ok sir i appreciate that
User :   thanks for yor prompt ansewere
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   if u have any doubts
Doctor :   please ask
Doctor :   did i clear all ur doubts
User :   nothing bye for the time being
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