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A 34-year-old female asked:

What causes very low estrogen levels in women aged 20-30 years old?

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Dr. Timothy Schultz
General Practice 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Simply not having periods may lower estrogen. That may be from premature ovarian failure, or hormone treated endometriosis (gnrh); found in association with scoliosis and diabetes. Low estrogen times of the cycle seem to be associated with greater incidence of post traumatic stress, thinking backwards, there may be neuro-hormonal signals that suppress estrogen levels. Ob/gyn eval or endocrine.
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Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus
Holistic Medicine 52 years experience
Pituitary/ovarian: As always, a thorough history and physical exam by a medical doctor is a must. The pituitary gland stimulates the ovaries to produce estrogen so there might be a problem with the pituitary gland (located in the brain) or the ovaries may not be producing adequate estrogen. Some common causes are eating disorders, excessive exercise and excessive stress.
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Last updated May 3, 2018


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