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Side effects of Hormone replacement therapy in women - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   plz proceed with query
User :   can you tell me about depo
User :   provera?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Your age?
Doctor :   Since when have you started using it
Doctor :   Its nothing but progesterone supplement
Doctor :   Mainly used fofr hormonal replacement therapy
Doctor :   For various factors like irregular mensus, Prevent irregular growth of uterine lining
User :   OKAY IF THAT IS THE CASE THEN WHY did i start to grow hair on my belly lower and uppard,uppard lip,toes,tip of nose i never had any of this till depo
Doctor :   Even prescribed for the follwing endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, premenstrual tension, sexual aggressive behavior in men, and sleep apnea
Doctor :   Your age ?
User :   17
Doctor :   See harmonal changes will trigger some changes what you suggested
Doctor :   There is always both hormones The male and female sex harmones in body
User :   okay
Doctor :   When the delicate balance is lost the counterpart dominates resulting in symptoms you have
Doctor :   Might be it not because of depot
Doctor :   Mainly due to puberty changes
User :   okay how can i fix it
User :   it buggs me i know its not genes
Doctor :   During which there is a surge in tehharmone values
User :   hair dont run in my family like this
Doctor :   Unless it very embarasiing will suggest no intervention
Doctor :   As it will subside by self
User :   whats that mean
User :   subside
Doctor :   Meant if the hair growth is so obvious then go for treatments
Doctor :   The hair growth gets controlled( facial hair) byself
Doctor :   There are no medicines as such
User :   okay but depo has a side effect of excessive facial hair/body
Doctor :   Will have to take beauty treatments like laser, waxing
User :   what so its forever like this
Doctor :   Yes does have
Doctor :   Side effects cannot be anticipated
Doctor :   The side effects are
Doctor :   1. Acne
Doctor :   2, breast tenderness
Doctor :   Hair loss
Doctor :   4. excessive hair growth
Doctor :   5. headache
Doctor :   6. Insomnia
Doctor :   7. rashes
Doctor :   8. sleeplessness
Doctor :   9. weight loss
Doctor :   10.menstrual fluid changes
Doctor :   If you have more than three of the follwoing it confirms the effects are due to depot in your case
User :   but the excessive hair growth will the hair away as the depo gets out of my system
Doctor :   Do you?
Doctor :   NO will require removal
User :   will it stop growing back
Doctor :   Yes
User :   when?
User :   how many months will it take
Doctor :   See the hair already present should be removed, but can assure further growth will be controlled
Doctor :   Do you have the above suggested symptoms
Doctor :   If so can consider modifying the dose
Doctor :   Consult the doctor who prescribed and seek dose changes
User :   i have headache menstrual changes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   breast tenderness
User :   a bad ichy nipple
Doctor :   Did you meet the doctor after these effects
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   okay
User :   i just want it to go away
Doctor :   You were in breat tenderness and soreness
User :   yes
User :   and irratted nipple the left one only
Doctor :   So my suggestion is plz consult the doctor and get the dose adjusted to suitable range
User :   how can i trea this problem with out other birthcontrol
User :   like the hair
Doctor :   I can suggest some home remedies for that
User :   okay
User :   i am exceriseing more and eating fruit and veggies more
Doctor :   Make a mix of one tablespoon of gram flour with one tablespoon of yogurt.
User :   okay
Doctor :   2.This can be applied and left on the face till it begins to dry. You will feel it pulling and stretching your skin when the drying begins
User :   k
Doctor :   3. Once this starts happening, use your palms to forcefully rub this off. The paste will bring your hair with it as well.
Doctor :   The only thing is that this is not painless and it must be followed about once or twice a week if it has to show good results.
User :   just on the area where hair is grown
Doctor :   No all over the face
User :   why all over the face
Doctor :   And also make it a point to get a facial at least every alternate week if you want your skin to remain free of ungainly occurrences like marks and hair growth.
Doctor :   Help removes the other hair follicles present in the face
Doctor :   I meant upcoming
Doctor :   This is an excellent way to remove facial hair from the roots.
User :   okay i see
User :   will it the hair stop growing
Doctor :   It rateher removes with ease and growth becomes slower as removed with root tips
Doctor :   Another natural method is to rub a paste made up of turmeric powder and milk on that part of the body.
User :   will the hair go back the way it was
User :   blonde and fine and short
Doctor :   Yes to a great extent
User :   how long before a change
Doctor :   Probably a month with atleast three sittings will have some good results
Doctor :   And time period may vary in individuals depending on the hormonal status too
User :   okay good what about the other hair
User :   like the toes and belly
Doctor :   Will advise Episolation
User :   i never had any of this till that shot
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I have suggested a modification in dose for that reason
User :   does of what
Doctor :   Depot shots and frequency
User :   i dont want the depo shot no more
Doctor :   VAries from dosage and individuals
Doctor :   Mostly will have to 2-3 months
User :   okayi pluck hair will that help reduce it
Doctor :   From root tip then yes, pretty painfull too
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now
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