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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Overview)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too low of a level.


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How does a docctor perform a hormone imbalance test?

How does a docctor perform a hormone imbalance test?

Hormone imbalance: Tests for hormonal imbalance can be done by a doctor during a physical exam and with tests done on blood, urine, or saliva.
The physician uses a combination of diagnostic skills plus information from tests to determine hormone imbalance. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
309 Doctors shared insights

Hormone Imbalance (Overview)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too low of a level.


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Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Which ones?: Varies widely depending on which hormones are invovled. What are you experiencing? ...Read more

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Is having fine hair over my stomach a sign of hormone imbalance?

Is having fine hair over my stomach a sign of hormone imbalance?

I doubt it: I hope I do not offend with this answer. In women, fine hairs on the arms and abdomen, depending on your genetic background are usually normal. Generally speaking, a primary care doctor or gynecologist would be able to look at you and answer confirmative or not after about one minute of examination, so seeing such a doctor is the best approach to answering this for certain. ...Read more

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Hormone Imbalance can it cause your period to be late. Can it give you the symptoms and signs of pregnancy and how can hormone imbalance diagnosed?

Hormone Imbalance can it cause your period to be late. Can it give you the symptoms and signs of pregnancy and how can hormone imbalance diagnosed?

Rule out Pregnancy: Have you already done a urine pregnancy test? It is a diagnosis of exclusion usually, but can be diagnosed with blood tests and provera (medroxyprogesterone) withdrawal. ...Read more

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Had a mc Jan at 6wk3d, been ttc since no success. Gynae didn't take tests so don't know the cause. Had D&C. Hormone imbalance? TTC 2 yrs before mc. Tx

Had a mc Jan at 6wk3d, been ttc since no success. Gynae didn't take tests so don't know the cause. Had D&C. Hormone imbalance? TTC 2 yrs before mc. Tx

Trying to conceive: Your question is confusing. What is "mc"? 'Ttc" I do understand. There are far too few details to be able to give you any useful information. More details and specifics in your question may help us get you some information you find useful. ...Read more

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I am a women. How do u know if u have a hormone imbalance?

I am a women. How do u know if u have a hormone imbalance?

How do you know?: Symptoms you might have from a hormone imbalance depend on which hormones are involved and your age and sex. Symptoms of female hormone imbalance at your age might include anxiety, mood swings, sleep disturbance, fluctuations in weight, fluid retention, etc. Other hormone imbalances could cause problems with your metabolism, changes in sex drive, depression, etc. ...Read more

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If I'm having bad migraine headaches and excessive bleeding on CD1, does that mean my hormones are imbalanced? Should I postpone my natural FET cycle?

If I'm having bad migraine headaches and excessive bleeding on CD1, does that mean my hormones are imbalanced? Should I postpone my natural FET cycle?

No: Having bad migraines and heavy CD 1 bleeding are not related. You do not need to postpone your natural FET cycle. I am sure your doctor has checked your hormones already. Good Luck with your FET. ...Read more

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What do suggest to treat hormone imbalance for a 17 year old female (food and diet)?

What do suggest to treat hormone imbalance for a 17 year old female (food and diet)?

What imbalance?: If you are speaking about an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, then you would want to treat that with estrogen and Progesterone (typically in form of birth control pill). Make sure at normal weight (not too heavy/thin), and no problem with thyroid or vonwillebrand. Food and diet are not going to affect pituitary which regulates ovarian production of hormones that control menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a hormone imbalance?

What is the best way to treat a hormone imbalance?

What hormones?: Depends 100% what hormones you are thinking of? Also what makes you believe there is an imbalance? ...Read more

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What to do about hormonal imbalance. Can hormonal imbalance be treated?

What to do about hormonal imbalance. Can hormonal imbalance be treated?

Yes: Hormonal imbalances can be treated with hormones. Typically hormones aren't measured, unless worried about ovarian failure. Consult your doctor to see if you need hormones to help regulate your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What is pelvic infection of hormone imbalance? Is that serious? What self treatment can be made?

What is pelvic infection of hormone imbalance? Is that serious? What self treatment can be made?

PID? STD?: My guess is that there was a typographical error: whoever wrote that diagnosis meant to type " pelvic infection OR hormone imbalance". However, I don't understand how hormone problems and pelvic infection can be confused. If you have low abdominal pain, I'm worried you have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which usually is an STD, often gonorrhea or chlamydia. Why ask here?? Ask your doctor! ...Read more

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I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

Lip lesion: The question is if this lesion is new or old. Although melanoma is more often seen in the lower lip it can still be found on the upper lip. One might want to consider removal and pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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My friend has hormonal imbalance. His chest are converting into breast. How can he get rid of dat?

My friend has hormonal imbalance. His chest are converting into breast. How can he get rid of dat?

It depends on cause: We need more details as to his age, what hormonal imbalance he has, how large are his breasts, is he obese and several other factors which can only be determined by a detailed history and physical exam and if needed blood tests.
If he is of the age of puberty than it is possible he may not need any therapy
so I will suggest check with your family doctor to get the right answer to your question. ...Read more

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Is it possible for certain tablet meds to lead to hormone imbalance?

Seriously…?: You need to be a little more clear. Hair growth can result from Finasteride and dutasteride. And they cause a change in hormones, but it may not be an "imbalance".

More details please! ...Read more

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What is hormonal imbalance? And how is that cause? Genetics maybe?

What is hormonal imbalance? And how is that cause? Genetics maybe?

Many: There are many hormones in the body from the hypothalamus to pituitary to many other hormone glands. Any one of them could go wrong causing hormonal imbalance. Some are genetic, others are not. Hormones are usually tested with blood or urine tests. Your doctor can order them for you if there is a legitimate reason to do it. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin causing hormone imbalances hot flashes etc due to peri/menopause, how to stop and prevent this when taking antibiotics.?

Amoxicillin causing hormone imbalances hot flashes etc due to peri/menopause, how to stop and prevent this when taking antibiotics.?

Menopausel hot: Flashes are due to fluctuations of glucose moving into the hypothalamus because of a lack of estrogen. Antibiotics are not causing hormonal hot flashes. Do you sleep well at night? Are you using other meds for a cold with a decongestant? Do you have panic attacks? The severity of reactions are related to baseline anxiety. It's not normal to have this w/amoxicillin. If rash could b allergy. ...Read more

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Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Yes: If a woman has much acne, it is likely to be due to extra androgens, especially if her periods are not quite normal; this is very common and your family physician or gynecologist has already considered it. A man's acne is usually just from him having plenty of testosterone, which is a good thing; acne is easy to treat with real medications. ...Read more

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Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..

Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..

Hormones, acne: Yes, a woman can be tested for hormone imbalance through blood, saliva or urine. I use a combination of these to fully evaluate these problems. ...Read more

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Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, but not always. These changes (for example pcos) can be linked to acne. Discuss this with your obgyn or dermatologist. They can check with some blood work. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

Same condition: Cystic acne is just more advanced/aggressive. Treatment needs more than topicals, like adding oral antibiotics or even accutane. Keflex is not a standard rx, but it might help some. Acne is (male) hormone related, but it also aggravated by stress, etc. ...Read more

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She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

Various treatments.: While elevated glucocorticoids (or testosterone) cause acne, they cause a lot of other symptoms (obesity, thin skin glucocorticoids; male appearance if testosterone).
Treatments
Benzoyl peroxide,
antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline.
Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) ...Read more

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Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Just manage it: If your monthly cycle is normal, you will not find a treatable underlying cause for your acne. If I understand your history, you are using doxycycline as sole therapy for acne. You need to add a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. You may also benefit from a medicine like spironolactone, and various forms of the oral contraceptive pill can work as well. ...Read more

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Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Possible: Excessive hair growth in women is called hirsutism, there are several reasons for it, hormonal imbalance being one of them. Acne, hair growth and also irregular cycles are a part of condition called polycystic ovaries. Dibeties or Insulin resistance may also be associated conditions.
The treatment depends on your plans for pregancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Weight and pimples problem so is any hormonal imbalance or any other thing?

Weight and pimples problem so is any hormonal imbalance or any other thing?

Could be PCOS: In your 30's acne could be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos which affects about 8-10% of women. There are other hormonal conditions as well that can cause these symptoms - adrenal gland problems can cause acne, and underactive thyroid can cause weight gain. See an ob/gyn or a reproductive endocrinology/infertility (rei) specialist for testing. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more