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Hi i'm a male age 31 nd was told after recent bloodwork that i have high estrogen level, i have arimidex (anastrozole) nd was wondering how to go about getting rid of the excess estrogen nd if i take the arimidex (anastrozole) nd it works to get the lev

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 45 years experience
Not clear why: The important question is why your doctor ordered an estrogen level which is not an easy test to interpret, especially if a "total estrogen" level was ordered rather than an "estradiol". If the reason was for gynecomastia, there might be a reason to try Arimidex (anastrozole) to lower E levels and try to shrink the amount of breast tissue but effectiveness of that drug for gynecomastia is quite variable.

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