Logan, UT
A 23-year-old female asked:

I am on oral birth control for estrogen replacement therapy due to undetectable levels. should my dr be rechecking my levels to ensure the right dose?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Low dose bcp: Taking low does oral contraceptives replaces all the estrogen you need for normal functions. It is unusual for a "23 y.o." to have "low estrogen". Ask your gyn provider about "PCOS" , and ask for his/her reasons why estrogen is apparently "low".
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