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Does Estrogen Cause Nausea
Is it estrogen or progestin level in b.c. pills that usually causes nausea? Would a lower dose progestin pill be better if Yaz generic causing nausea?
Ocp: You are 53. Get off the OCPs. Too many risks with that level of hormones for your age. DVT, stroke, heart attack. ...Read more
In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?
Cortisol deficiency: With true adrenal insufficiency diagnosed by an endocrinologist, one would need to be taking cortisol replacement therapy. Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and weight loss are classic symptoms of adrenal insufficiency which estrogen and Progesterone replacement don't address. Many with primary adrenal insufficiency also look like they have a deep tan. ...Read more
If I get nauseas and headaches on my birth control pills dos that mean I need more or less estrogen?
Difficult pharmacogn: Sometimes the dose-response relationship for hormones is not linear but complex - such as a horseshoe-shape, where side effects are associated with low and high doses, but not optimum doses. So no generalization for you is helpful, unfortunately. Dose titration experi-ments with your doctor's help should be able to clarify this. ...Read more
Low GB ejf 20%, 0 stones, occas pain & nausea. If transdermal bioidentical progesterone/estrogen is stopped, how much could ejf go up? Ativan (lorazepam) effect?
Not sure: I know hormone replacement therapy is associated with increased risk of gall stone formation in the gall bladder, but I have not seen anything related to it affecting gall bladder function/contractility. Re ativan, (lorazepam) can affect liver function which can lead to jaundice and increased liver enzyme levels but do not know of any effect on gall bladder contractility. Sorry. Hope this helps. Dr R ...Read more
Really sick 3rd wk of every month right after breasts swell with cycle then go back down: nausea, sob, heart palps, fatigue. Need estrogen or progest?
Get examined: I'd recommend a thorough evaluation by your primary care dr with possible referral to your gyn. Possibilities include hormonal imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, heart and/or lung condition etc. Your dr would perhaps order blood work, ekg, chest x-ray, echo etc. But if i'd seen u in the boondocks of the philippines without any diagnostic tools, i'd use my clinical eye to diagnose your illness. ...Read more
Once a month my breasts swell & are tender, after this week they resume normal size and I feel sick. Is this a drop in estrogen or progesterone?
Neither: Most of your symptoms are probably due to Progesterone that is secreted by the ovary after ovulation. This is normal. Feeling sick can be due to a couple of things, and can also be normal. You can check with your doctor about the different ways to treat these problems if they are bothering you a lot. ...Read more
Hi my period is 7 days late I did a home pregnancy test which came back negative. I have symptoms such as tender breasts, bloatedness and nausea. I have been off the pill for 9months now trying to conceive. My Dr has put me on Oestrogen tablets.
There is indirect: Evidence that associates estrogen cycling with development of breast cancer: early onset of menses, late menopause, use of birth control pills, few pregnancies (therefore "excess" cycling estrogen) and use of post menopausal Estrogens for hot flashes all are more common with those developing breast cancer than those that have fewer to none of these factors. Something else caused; e promotes, grows. ...Read more
Probably: There is a strong relationship between estrogen ingestion, especially in post-menopausal women, and breast cancer. It has to do with the frequency of cellular division and chance for a statistical change in the dna. Some think uterine and ovarian cancer may also fall in this category. ...Read more
CA and estrogen: As with most of medicine we think we know how estrogen causes CA but this is still being evaluated...E stimulates certain cells. Some of the different kinds of E can also cause free radicals in the cell which than causes damage to the DNA. resulting in CA. This is an active area of research. So more info to come in the next few years. ...Read more
Yes, but rarely.: If you are on thyroid, coming off estrogen, will increase your free thyroid levels. This point is irrefutable and certainly can cause palpitations. However, it may exacerbate depression, which increases the likelihood of palpitations as well. If you have this problem and are not on thyroid, you should see your doctor and have and ecg! ...Read more
Bitter taste: Several doctors on healthtap have addresses this topic. Here is a link to their great answers. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/#topics/fluctuation-in-estrogen-levels-metallic-taste. ...Read more
Could low estrogen be a cause of high morning cortisol (40)? How bad is a morning cortisol of 40?
No: Hi. No, low estrogen does not cause high AM cortisol. Estrogen stimulates cortisol binding globulin (CBG) and thus total cortisol (free cortisol remaining normal). Low estrogen would predictably cause lower cortisol. If CBG is constitutively elevated, total serum cortisol is elevated. An AM cortisol of 40 is quite abnormal. Does your doc suspect Cushing's? Do urine cortisol and dex suppression. ...Read more
My estrogen level is less than 5 my doc told me. I'm 39. He wants me to take estrogen. What causes this huge drop? Please help
Perimenopause: You may be in the throws of perimenopause. It usually begins in the early 40's, but every one is an individual. Have you had symptoms of perimenopause? Examples are: hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances and mood swings. You doctor is right that taking estrogen may help you. If you have any more direct questions, never hesitate to call your doctor. ...Read more
Does extremely high levels of estrogen or the consistant use of fertility medication cause gallbladder or intestional problems?
If a female remains celibate after divorce for long ie; more then 16 year & still is, can this cause estrogen level to decline to below normal level?
Over expression: A number of different malignancies have been associated with production of estrogen. Many are ovarian tumors such as granulosa cell tumors and thecomas. Estrogen-producing endometrioid adenocarcinoma resembling sex cord-stromal tumor of the ovary and Sertoli cell tumors of the testis, and adrenal tumors have also been reported to produce increased levels of estrogen. ...Read more
Plant estrogens safe: All soy products as well as other plant products like beans, sprouts & even garlic have plant based Estrogens called phytoestrogens. They are weaker than the ones animals & humans produce. Normal consumption of those products are safe and without consequences. ...Read more
What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?
Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more