Estrogen and dvt

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March is DVT (Deep Venous Thromboses) awareness month. A time to educate and inform the public about the risk factors, prevention, identification and treatment of this preventable and potentially fatal process. DVT, simply put, is a blood clot that develops in a deep vein of the body. The most harmful consequence of the development of DVT is that pieces of the clot can break off and migrate to the heart or lungs causing acute difficulty breathing and overwhelming stress on the heart.
I was on blood thinners at the time (warfarin) because of a DVT, and my doctors believe that the cyst was the cause of the DVT because it sat on the arteries and slowed the blood flow to the left leg. In 2010, I had bladder surgery to repair a prolapse. The surgeon found and removed a 7cm cyst on my last remaining ovary (the right). By June of 2010, I had create another.
The GYN said that my ovary did put out 35 units of estrogen, but now I'm only on 10 of estrogen, and she feels comfortable putting me on this to relieve any discomfort from instant menopause, and problems that can arise from the lack of hormones. I was wondering (and I know this has been discussed before but I can't remember what was said), if I have MS, is there an effect on the disease course..good or bad..because of the lack of hormones?
i suffered a stroke and several dvt blood clots in legs due to tamoxifin. i was on it for 6 months, immediately taken off of it. i had severe migraines the entire 6 months. i have damage to the valves in my legs. awful. why do they prescribe such a dangerous drug. i had an iv cava filter put in the groain area as well. will i always have swelling to the legs? i can"t climb stairs as my legs constantly hurt. its been 9 months since the clots. i am on cumadin yet, dosage floats from 7.
Those are drugs that were primarily given to post chemo breast cancer patients since breast cancer is usually estrogen related. The correlation between breast cancer and estrogen related ovarian cancer is being studied, and the theory is if they work for breast cancer patients, they may work for estrogen related ovarian cancer, as well. For me, Aromasin has kept my cancer stable for the last 9 months.
I was placed in a study that tested the tumor cell's DNA and I underwent CHemo ( Asriamycin and Cytoxin) 4 rounds 2007 with the standard 33 radiation treatments. I tried tamoxifen and obtained a DVT and now am om arimadex. Are these latter forms of treatment beneficial and 8% reaccurance anywhere in the body is this good?
If you stop now, you will experience irregular bleeding and a possible temporary hormone upset. Have they ruled out a DVT (regarding the calf pain)?
My GP has now suggested that I try Loestrin 20 (Ethinylestradiol 20 mcg, norethisterone acetate 1 mg). Do I even need to be on a low-dose pill and why? Is Loestrin 20 a good pill and what would you recommend doing given the above? I’m afraid my GP is not as well informed on OC. I don’t think I tolerate OC poorly given my history, but won’t a higher dosage of a synthetic progestin just make mood swings worse? Can you suggest a reliable OC available in Europe?
Patients are also asked to not go on long plane trips and to avoid things with excess estrogen and progesterone like birth control pills because these things cause an increase in clots too. Vitamin K is avoided in the diet because it counteracts Warfarin and will cause it to not work. Anytime a clot is found in uncommon parts of the body and in patients of younger age it is important to look for genetic cause of hypercoagulation.
The problem is that last year I had my appendix removed after peritiniss and recovery was inhibited by pulmonary edima and a dvt and pulmunary embolism. I was on cumadin for 6 months. Now I am told that estrogen is out of the question because of the increased possiblity of clots. A series of blood tests was performed to find if there was some reason for the blood clot and all came back normal except an elevated level of activated protein C was found with no lupis markers.
I also have hypothryoid so they think that there is a link to that and estrogen Talk to your doctor and have a blood test done for thyroid. Good luck.
I ran two half marathans in the past year. The most recent in May. In July I was diagnosed with DVT and PE. I am on Coumadin. I am having side effects which some doctors don't really recognize as side effect. However, there are many instances on discusson boards of people with the same side effects. They are headache, heart palpatations, light headedness, depression, not felling well, fatige. This month out of nowere I started getting really bad hot flashes.
On December 20, 2012, I decided to try the generic Cytomel once again, but it seemed to make my heart beat hard, so I stopped it again after one dose. On a good note, I had a follow-up scan of my leg with the DVT and it had resolved itself, so I could quit the warfarin and now I can take Alleve when necessary for any pain!!! Just before Christmas my sinus allergies came back with a vengeance! I couldn't quit sneezing and blowing my nose each morning.
So the pain, which appears as cyclical isn't? and the swollen right leg, which causes me to limp is not because of cycts, DVT or Baker's cycts. I am really confused here. Does anybody have any ideas for me????
These, along with a birth defect and ephedra, caused my DVT when I was only 22 and now I am never allowed to have any hormones again. Good luck and I truly hope you do not have a DVT.
instead of hormone replacement Therapy for last 3 years.Vascofem Copies Estrogen. (Contains natural ingredients and Vit. C.)Lately have a thick vericose vein on the side of my knee which sometimes are painfull, especially at night.A few days ago my two big toe-nails suddenly went blue and feels cold.Looks like blood under the nail. What is wrong?
People who have the Factor V Leiden mutation are at somewhat higher than average risk for a type of clot that forms in veins, such as the deep veins of the legs (deep venous thrombosis), or a clot that travels through the bloodstream and lodges in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). However, most people with the Factor V Leiden mutation never develop abnormal blood clots.
which are supposed to be much safer because they are a) not horse estrogen, and b) closer match human horomones (he said that, in order to patent their drugs, companies made their synthetic horomones slightly different.) He said, because they closer resemble natural horomones, there are fewer negative side effects than traditional HRT. Sound like gold, right? Well, the REASON I don't take horomones is because of a genetic clotting disorder, putting me at a very high risk of DVT or PE.
to the original poster, I am assuming you are on a synthetic patch either a combination of estrogen and progestin or just estrogen, probably equine, although some synthetic estrogens are made from plant sources but the way they are synthesized in the lab makes it so that they are treated in the body as a synthetic. This is where it gets even more confusing.
But if I am low on Progesterone, my thyroid goes crazy, my cholesterol goes up, and I cease rebuilding bone, I have constant and debilitating brain fog, (although the estrogen and testosterone contribute to clarity of mind) joint pain, soft muscle pains, etc. Testosterone also offers many benefits that so many are unaware of. Whenever I have a new ache/pain/memory issue/bone issue, etc, I ALWAYS look to hormones first. I had absolutely NO IDEA how much they ruled our lives. Good luck to all.
or PE, a potentially fatal condition if not immediately diagnosed and treated. What are the causes of DVT? Generally, a DVT is caused by a combination of two or three underlying conditions: * slow or sluggish blood flow through a deep vein * a tendency for a person’s blood to clot quickly * irritation or inflammation of the inner lining of the vein. There are a variety of settings in which this clotting process can occur.
Okay... so about a year ago i woke up with a terrible cramp in my leg... and i googled it and all this stuff about blood clots came up, had me terrified... :0 well anyways the constabt worry from it caused me to get anxiety attacks..which now i live with. and i have went to the er several times to get it checked out but no one ever seems to take it seriously!! thry just look at my calf abd say "nope" not dvt...or a bliod clot so its veryy discouraging..
I have been on estrogen replacement since my surgery in 1998. I still have moderate-severe hot flashes and they seem to be getting more intense with age. I switched from oral Premarin which covered me pretty well but I didn't want to be taking pills the rest of my life. Since then I have tried a variety of patches that are really not very effective on a regular basis and very expensive. At my age, what do you recommend. Is Premarin dangerous (risk of DVT).
just a lesser amount and she felt that since it was a lesser amount and it was estrogen, I would have a less risk of blood clots. Of course I've already been tested out the ying yang for risk of clotting factors & I do have a vena cava filter..which did put my mind at rest. She said the benefits/pros of the HRT outweigh the risk and if there was any issue I could always choose to stop it. HRTs do help with a lot of issues, pelvic floor health, bone health, heart health, etc..
weekly taxol, topotecan doxil doxil plus carboplatin there is a new drug, yondelis finally if the CT scan does not show significant disease, she could consider something like tamixifen or arimidex. both are anti-estrogen hormones and have less side effects than chemo. I agree with PerB's comment to check the pathology report.
Quite often a woman's progesterone levels start dropping first, and if you are eating too much soya which has an estrogen (plant) element in it your estrogen levels may be higher than they should be. These lower hormones can then affect your thyroid hormones and you could start feeling tired and weak. Even though you are taking a multivitamin if your stomach acids are weak you may not be getting enough from them or they are not strong enough for you, especially since you are very active.
About a month and a half ago I started orthocyclen on the 5th day the same thing happened, Sharp stabbing pains in my left leg and leg cramps! Dr. switced me to micronor, thinking No estrogen would help, on the 2nd day the same thing happend! So yesterday I started aviane (lowest dose BCP) and again the same situation. I have only taken one and within hours, I have dull achey pain in my left leg and sharp stabbing pains in my feet! Last time I had the stabbing pains in my thigh!
it makes the skin thin out , be more sensitive and more prone to infections. typically your gyn can tell by examining you if this is the case and topical estrogen is often helpful.
This can cause the dreaded Estrogen dominance all over again. Progestereone will balance the estrogen and provide protection against problems associated with too much estrogen. I use a slight amount of Estrodial to help keep cell receptors open for the progesterone, also for libido, bone loss issues, bladder issues, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats, and clear thinking. Testosterone is also great for the clear thinking issue as it is for energy and of course, libido, too.
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