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What can cause changes in a women's hormone levels?

What can cause changes in a women's hormone levels?

Hormones: If your changes in hormone levels are the result of an examination by your gynecologist and laboratory tests your doctor should have discussed this with you. If you have not seen a doctor about this please do so. Many hormone changes can occur at your age. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


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What are the causes of hormone imbalance in teens?

What are the causes of hormone imbalance in teens?

Ovaries: Depends what type of hormone imbalance you are talking about. Often times the ovaries don't make teheproper amounts of estrogen and or progesterone, so teens can commonly have irregular periods, you can do hormone blood tests and if nothing is out of the ordinary( like low thyroid, etc. ) the teen can be cycled on low dose birth control pills to regulate the cycles. ...Read more

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Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a woman is truly menopausal hrt does not usually cause menstruation. Vaginal bleeding in the post-menopausal woman is considered abnormal & worthy of investigation. ...Read more

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Why causes menopause in women?

Why causes menopause in women?

Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55. If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can. Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy (eostrogen) in a male cause horniness?

Can hormone therapy (eostrogen) in a male cause horniness?

Rarely given to men: Estrogen should not generally be given as hormone therapy to men. Exceptions are (very mrarely) treatment of advanced prostate cancer, or male to female trangender patients. I would expect estrogen to decrease horniness as testosterone is the most important hormone for male sex drive, and most men have much more testosterone than estrogen in their blood (a 10:1 ratio or higher is normal). ...Read more

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Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?

Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?

Yes: The hormonal changes that usually occur in the 10-15 years before menopause can contribute to many problems. Progesterone levels drop leading to "estrogen dominance". Fibroid and endometriosis growth can accelerate. Ovarian cysts can be more likely. The endometrial lining can become hyperplastic or thickened leading to polyps, atypia, and cancer. Get your regular checkups. ...Read more

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What causes hormonal imbalances in teenagers?

What causes hormonal imbalances in teenagers?

It depends: What type of symptoms? Hormonal imbalance could mean many things. Please resubmit your question with some specific details so that we can best address your concern. Thanks! ...Read more

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Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Sort of: Many women notice some increase in breast size while on ocp - it's not permanent though, and returns to normal when the pills are stopped. ...Read more

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What are causes for pediatric hormone imbalances?

More specifics?: "hormone imbalances" in pediatrics has an entire subspecialty dedicated to it known as pediatric endocrinology. Your question is really far too general to be answered adequately for you. Can you be more specific about the problem? Also, i believe the best way to address these questions is to speak with your physician about them, and if they can't asnswer your questions, request a referral. ...Read more

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Hello doctor can taking antibiotics for treating acne cause imbalances in hormones and monthly cycles of periods in females?

Hello doctor can taking antibiotics for treating acne cause imbalances in hormones and monthly cycles of periods in females?

No: While antibiotics may affect effectiveness of artificial hormones such as birth control pills, there is no relationship between antibiotic use altering natural hormone levels and/or your periods. Look for another reason for your "imbalances" or disruption of your periods. ...Read more

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What are possible symptoms / signs of a hormone imbalance in a female?

What are possible symptoms / signs of a hormone imbalance in a female?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry but that answer would take up a whole text book. It is not simple or specific enough for us to answer in 400 characters or less. I am sure you can find resources on the web that can be much more thorough. Health Tap is for specific questions about one specific concern at a time. ...Read more

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Can hormones being unbalanced cause issues with fertility in females?

Can hormones being unbalanced cause issues with fertility in females?

Hormones: What exactly do you mean by "unbalanced" hormones? Are your periods regular? Is the bleeding excessive? A visit to your obstetrician or gynecologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenomas cause a decrease in sense of smell due to hormonal imbalance? Which hormones are out of balance with hyposmia?

Can pituitary adenomas cause a decrease in sense of smell due to hormonal imbalance?  Which hormones are out of balance with hyposmia?

Not usually: Hormonal alterations based on resection of a pituitary adenoma do not typically cause changes in smell. However, there is a dependency on how an adenoma was removed; there is a small incidence of hyposmia with a endoscopic transsphenoidal surgerical approach. ...Read more

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Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance hormones in women who is in the 30 thirties ? Also what are the signs that hormones are imbalance?

Not advised: You're wasting your money. Taking hormones, whether from a plant source (that's what phytosoy really is) or just plain estrogen is a bad idea. Your body knows how to balance your hormones far better than a company that makes herbal supplements. ...Read more

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What causes change in hormone levels?

Hormone levels: Environmental toxins and endocrine disrupters, stress, nutritional deficiencies and genetic factors can all lead to fluctuating levels of all of the hormones produced by the endocrine system at any given time. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

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 ...Read more