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what causes high estrogen levels in men

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
NO: Estrogen does not cause cancer, but it can stimulate cancer and cause it to grow faster.
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
22 years experience Medical Oncology
IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
They can be: Estrogen can cause weight gain and excess fat can convert some testosterone into estrogen. So, it works both ways. Men that are heavy due to muscle bu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Obesity: It is obesity increases estrogen in men. But, then a vicious cycle occurs. So both answers can be right. But, usually first comes obesity and second ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Doctor: Consult your Primary care doctor and if he/she feels it is significant then a testosterone level in the blood can be done.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
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Correlation at best: Men's sexual functioning (incl. Libido, erectile function) is based a host of influences (e.g., blood flow, hormones, physical shape, attraction, emo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Not estrogens: All women have estrogen and it is unlikely your levels are higher than that of other women. Although changes in estrogen levels (eg menopause) can ce ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
It can be: Of course it depends on how high is high. But, yes. It may be associated with cardiovascular issues and tendency towards blood clots - so increased st ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
No: High estrogen levels for a couple of weeks shouldn't change. Question is why are your estrogen levels so high? Alcoholism, Anabolic steroids and obes ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes. Male: Characteristics are fueled by testosterone, and likely blunted by estrogens, or lack of testosterone. This is true in utero until death. Penis vary ... Read More
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