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i need a straight answer. what is estrogen withdrawal?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
It is menopause: Estrogen withdrawal refers to the effects on your body of a reduction in estrogen levels. This may result in the hot flushes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, night sweats that women experience during menopause/perimenopause. This can be due to the natural process of menopause, a result of surgically removing the ovaries, or, as a result of chemo/radiation therapy.
Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Menopausal symptoms: Estrogen withdrawal usually refers to symptoms that occur when your estrogen level drops. Usually this means hot flashes, sleep disturbances, mood swings. Prior to menopause, if your estrogen level drops as it can when you are in the middle of your menstrual cycle or when you receive certain medications such as lupron, (leuprolide) you will notice bleeding.
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Another possibility is if youwere not menopausal and had surgery with removal of both of your ovaries This would prevent secretion of estrogen from the ovaries, thus a surgigal withdraw of estogen
Mar 16, 2012

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I stopped my estrogen and started my progesterone. Now, I have hot flashes.

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Hot flashes.: You probably have a hormone imbalance. Call your doctor and discuss the balancing of your hormones. This is complex and needs frequent medical visits.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is estrogen higher or lower during pregnancy?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
High: Preganancy is a state of hyper estrogenism or high estrogen state, mainly due to increase estrogen production by the placenta (called estriol). The rise of estrogen leads to various physiological changes in the women's body including lowered tone of the esophageal sphincter, hence why heart burn sensation is common in the early stages of pregnancy. Good luck.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between estrogen and progesterone?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Totally different: Progesterone and estrogen are quite distinct steroidal molecules secreted by the ovary as well as other entities in the body. The functions of these hormones are quite distinct.
Dr. Seth Derman
Dr. Seth Derman commented
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
They also may be released at different times in the cycle.
Nov 25, 2013
A 46-year-old member asked:

Will consuming soybean increase your estrogen level?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
No, but: Soybean will not increase your estrogen levels. However, soy products and supplements may contain high levels of chemicals which act similarly in your body to estrogens.
A 46-year-old female asked:

Are there difinite withdrawal symptoms when glucophage (metformin) is being weaned from the system?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
NOT REALLY: It does happen sometime when you diagnose a new patient with type 2 diabetes and start them on metformin as a first line drug as it is effective and cheap, but also advice diet and exercise and often it works and than you want to wean patients of metformin other times is when liver functions like creatinine level is high and you have to take of metformin and you stop without any ill effects.

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