Early Menopause

Early Menopause

Hey Doc, I wanted to know if this is a beneficial product to use if I am in early menopause? I had my daughter at 30, went on menara contraceptive for 5 years at age 33. About half way through I started getting hot flashes. I didn’t think much of it. I had the contraceptive removed at age 38, then had my tubes tied. After the surgery I have never had a period and my hormones test positive for menopause. My doctors couldn’t explain it. They wanted me to go on synthetic estrogen hormones. I refused. I am now 41....

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Michael Platt
BC Pills Cause Tumor Growth?

BC Pills Cause Tumor Growth?

Hey Doc, I am wondering if birth control can cause tumor growth. My 16-year-old niece had a schwannoma tumor removed two years ago. There was a small piece left connected to spine. they monitor it and no growth until recently. Found out she had started taking birth control pills and wondering if this could have caused it.Julie __________________________________________________________________________ Dear Julie, An interesting question. BC pills are known to increase certain brain tumors such as gliomas. Schwann cells produce myelin which is how nerves communicate. Progesterone is the strongest stimulant to the production of myelin, so needless to say Schwann cells...

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