Minal Mehta, MD -  - OB/GYN

Minal Mehta, MD

OB/GYN located in Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy Specialist

When female hormone levels are imbalanced, you can end up with vaginal dryness, mood changes, and other problems that affect your physical and emotional well-being. Hormone replacement therapy can help, but the use of synthetic hormones comes with the risk of unpleasant side effects. Minal Mehta, MD avoids those risks entirely with bio-identical hormone pellet therapy for women in Fountain Valley, California who have an imbalance in their estrogen levels. Learn more by reading on or booking an appointment today.

Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy Q & A

What is bio-identical hormone pellet therapy?

Dr. Mehta offers BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy, which uses plant-based hormones to increase estrogen levels.

These hormones come from natural sources rather than being produced in a laboratory from human-made materials. Since plant-based hormones have the same structure as natural hormones, they cause fewer side effects than do synthetic hormones.

How does bio-identical hormone pellet therapy work?

When you come in for this type of therapy, you’ll have a small pellet inserted into your skin. The pellet contains custom-compounded bio-identical estradiol hormones, which your body metabolizes to keep your hormone levels stable.

This therapy helps your body maintain consistent levels of estrogen at all times, which reduces the risk of side effects that can occur when you use oral or topical hormone replacement therapy.

Why might I need bio-identical hormone pellet therapy?

Your estrogen levels can change as you age, leading to a wide range of symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats. That's a normal part of menopause, which happens you stop having your period.

Although menopause usually affects women in their 50s, it can occur earlier. Regardless of your age, if you have symptoms of menopause that are causing considerable discomfort, you can discuss bio-identical hormone pellet therapy with Dr. Mehta.

How often will I need to come in for therapy?

If Dr. Mehta determines that you’re a suitable candidate for bio-identical hormone pellet therapy, she tells you how often you’ll need treatment.

The number of times you’ll need to come in for treatment will depend in part on the types of symptoms you’re having and how severe they are. Some patients come in every three to six months for treatment for as long as it’s needed.

How soon will I see results?

Your body metabolizes the pellet over the course of a few months or more after insertion. Some patients notice an improvement in their symptoms within two to four weeks, although it can take up to six months for this therapy to fully work.

If you need more information on bio-identical hormone pellet therapy, please contact Minal Mehta, MD to schedule an appointment.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Dr. Mehta's office, we accept all PPO insurance plans and some HMO plans. Click "View full list of companies" to view the HMO plans we accept and just some of the PPO plans we accept. If you don't see your insurance provider listed or if you have any questions regarding insurance, please contact the office. We do not accept Medical.

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Minal Mehta, MD
18111 Brookhurst Street, Suite 4450
Orange County

Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: 714-848-2383
Fax: 714-848-4083
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