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What happens when estrogen levels are high

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
It varies: Very high estrogen levels may be a sign of ovarian or adrenal tumor. In general estrogen levels vary with the menstrual cycle. Too much estrogen may c... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Trolice
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone pro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Still cycling?: Or not? If menopausal then over 40-50 could be high; if cycling, it can go up to 200 or there about depending on when in the cycle.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: There are foods, medications and clinical conditions that can cause increased estrogen levels in men.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Metzger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Heavy periods: The symptoms of high estrogen or estrogen dominance are heavy periods with clots, irregular periods that are heavy, water retention, pms, large and te... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several.: Breast tenderness. Palmar erythema. Spider telangectasia. Many others.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Highly doubtful: Interesting idea but i've never seen any evidence or rationale for why this should be so. Complex social and behavioral issues, such as gender prefere... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not necessarily: Your hormone levels are dependent upon the timing in your cycle. For example, if your E2 level was done in the first part of the cycle, this may be wi... Read More

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