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Doctor insights on: Do Estrogen Levels Return To Normal After Breastfeeding

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How long after breastfeeding will estrogen levels return to normal?

How long after breastfeeding will estrogen levels return to normal?

Variable.: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3923412 in most women, estrogen levels return to normal, and ovulation resumes, within 6 months even with lactation.

Dr. James Lin
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Hi I'm still breastfeeding my 20 month old does that affect my estrogen levels that might cause vaginal irritation and also dry skin on other breast?

Hi I'm still breastfeeding my 20 month old does that affect my estrogen levels that might cause vaginal irritation and also dry skin on other breast?

Yes: Breast-feeding does affect your estrogen levels and it can cause vaginal dryness. Dryness can result in irritation. If you have irritation, though, it's best to see your Gyn and make sure you don't have a yeast or other infection. Make sure to use a lubricant during intercourse.

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Can estrogen in cocps actually harm my baby if taken while breastfeeding? Or will it just reduce supply? How soon after birth can I start taking it?

Can estrogen in cocps actually harm my baby if taken while breastfeeding? Or will it just reduce supply? How soon after birth can I start taking it?

COCPS and breastmilk: Cocps are safe for use while breastfeeding, however they do reduce breastmilk supply. Best to start cocps 6-8 weeks after delivery so you can establish breastfeeding. Progestin only oral contraceptives will have less effect on milk supply. Breastfeeding online has a great website about breastfeeding and medication: http://breastfeedingonline. Com/meds. Shtml#sthash. Y4c00jvc. Dpbs.

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Is it possible to have low Estrogen? I am breastfeeding I have 1 ovary (it has a Dermoid cyst on it). If so can it cause itchy vagina?

Is it possible to have low Estrogen? I am breastfeeding I have 1 ovary (it has a Dermoid cyst on it). If so can it cause itchy vagina?

Breastfeeding: One of the side effects of breastfeeding is inducing a low Estrogenic state. This is why many women do not have menstrual cycles while breastfeeding. Your dermoid cyst is unrelated and should be addressed by your Obgyn

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Is it safe to take prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recommended: Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is a combination estrogen / Progesterone medication indicated for postmenopausal hormone replacement. The doses of estrogen and Progesterone are a tiny fraction of what is typically produced by a reproductive age women. While prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) would be of no particular benefit (and is contra-indicated) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is unlikely to be harmful.

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On my way to wean my 5 months baby, currently she nurses 2 times/day. I have too low estrogen symptoms. Can I still breastfeed while taking Cyclacur?

On my way to wean my 5 months baby, currently she nurses 2 times/day. I have too low estrogen symptoms. Can I still breastfeed while taking Cyclacur?

Estradiol delivered: By transdermal patch does not yield high levels in breast milk, but delivery by vaginal suppository does. 5-month-olds have implicit memory & expectations that certain procedures will remain the same. Habits or learned behaviors at 6 mos. May cause a breast-fed baby to refuse a bottle from mom. If you must wean, you may need to stay away for 2-3 days & let dad or nana introduce a bottle.

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Got shot of estrogen today for post partum depression, another tomorrow, start pills fri. Is itsafe to breastfeed my 7wk old son 1/2 x a day on estrogen?

Got shot of estrogen today for post partum depression, another tomorrow, start pills fri. Is itsafe to breastfeed my 7wk old son 1/2 x a day on estrogen?

Talk to your MD now: Breastfeeding occurs in a low estrogen state. Moreover, exogenous estrogen given to a breastfeeding mother may not only stop the process, but transfer the estrogen to your child through breast milk. There are other medications for post partum depression. Talk to your MD now.

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What are the normal ranges for estrogen levels for a 25 yr old female?

What are the normal ranges for estrogen levels for a 25 yr old female?

Variable: The estrogen level will depend on which part of the menstrual cycle you are in, if you are menstruating. If not, it will be low. If on hormonal contraception it will depend on what kind. It will also depend on the lab procedure used. You need to check the lab normals for your personal situation.

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Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Depends: The normal levels are determined by the lab doing the test. They method they use effects the way the test results are reported. Even more important, the timing of the test relative to the menstrual cycle has a large impact on the amount of estrogen she is producing.

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Estrogen levels checked 12'days after 1day of period showed I was in early follicurlar is this normal?

Estrogen levels checked 12'days after 1day of period showed I was in early follicurlar is this normal?

Probably: The normal range for estrogen level is very wide. There is a lot of overlap in the different phases of the cycle.

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What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

Menopause: Hormone levels start to drop around or after menopause. No specific value can be given because every woman is different. Focus on proper health (calcium and vitamin d) during this time than for an actual hormone value. That will keep you young and healthy.

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What is normal estrogen level for men. I m 23 yrs old?

What is normal estrogen level for men. I m 23 yrs old?

Under 30: Should be under 30- optimally. But should not be too low like shouldn't be in teens

Estrogen (Definition)

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