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Does excess progesterone convert to estrogen or cortisol?

Does excess progesterone convert to estrogen or cortisol?

Ovarian progesterone: Progesterone (ovarian) and dhea are the precursors for more specialized steroid hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, estrogen and testosterone. Taking synthetic progesterone,  progestin, will not increase the level of these hormones. In fact, Progesterone opposes their toxic effects. ...Read more

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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Should I have my estrogen and progesterone levels tested if my cortisol was high despite fasting and taking xanax before the blood was taken?

Should I have my estrogen and progesterone levels tested if my cortisol was high despite fasting and taking xanax before the blood was taken?

Irrelevant: Whether you were fasting or not, or took xanax before testing cortisol level. Estrogen or progesterone levels testing needs to be directed by the treating physician according to your case, best wishes ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Dubious diagnosis: "adrenal fatigue" is a pop diagnosis, not an evidence-based one. Since true addison[s isn't a febrile illness, this isn't either. I've wondered if the "subclinical addison's" claims might have something to them, but would urge you not to self-diagnose. The danger of self-diagnosis / treatment is missing another real emotional, situational or physical problem. Your doctor should work your temp up. ...Read more

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With isolated adrenal insufficiency likely due to LH and crest with digital ischemia, is estrogen/progesterone supplement needed to protect bones (estradiol < 20) given daily cortisol supp of 20-30mg?

With isolated adrenal insufficiency likely due to LH and crest with digital ischemia, is estrogen/progesterone supplement needed to protect bones (estradiol < 20) given daily cortisol supp of 20-30mg?

See below: If you are corticosteriods for a long period of time, you do need to be medications to protect your bones. Besides hormones, you could go a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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What should be used to treat excess estrogen in a female? Please suggest something safe. Would progesterone cream help? If yes then which brand?

How do you know that: What makes you think that you have "excess estrogen" in your body? If indeed you do that can be caused by: estrogen secreting tumors in your ovaries missing ovulations! Estrogen producing abnormalities elsewhere in your body!, etc. ...Read more

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Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Ovarian cyst: If you have a large ovarian cyst this needs to be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if needs to be removed or if it is likely to resolve on its own. The term cervical cyst is unclear in meaning. An Obgyn should evaluate this to determine if further work up is needed. Neither of these would lead one to suspect a hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Is 133.5pmol/l for estrogen and 1.31nmol/l for progesterone low or high if I've been on zoladex (goserelin) for 7 mth?

Is 133.5pmol/l for estrogen and 1.31nmol/l for progesterone low or high if I've been on zoladex (goserelin) for 7 mth?

See answer: Depends on the reason you are on Zoladex (goserelin)...If it is Endometriosis, then your pain should have resolved or if you are on it for bleeding then bleeding should have resolved. Bottom line is it shouldn't matter what your Estradiol and Progesterone are, although your ovaries are suppressed by the levels you posted and your medication is working. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

A lot!: They arorgormones & answer is complicated. Estrogen builds up the uterine lining, protects bones, maintains elasticity of arteries, maintains youthful skin by keeping collagen to prevent wrinkling and sagging, Progesterone combats effects of estrogen in the uterus to prevent excessive periods. It is the first hooke lost in peri menopause. It prevents sodium retention and has a rob in pregnanc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are progesterone and estrogen connected?

Can you tell me are progesterone and estrogen connected?

Female sex hormones: Progesterone and estrogen are connected and responsible for many female body functions. Estrogen develops eggs, and after sperm fertilization and implantation in the womb, Progesterone maintains the developing baby, just one of many use... ...Read more

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Day 2 estrogen is less than 20 what should it be? Progesterone. 6

Day 2 estrogen is less than 20 what should it be? Progesterone. 6

Probably normal: Usually a fsh level is drawn at the same time to evaluate ovarian reserve and function. An Estradiol level less than 100 is normal and the fsh level is usually less than 10. The Progesterone level at this stage of the cycle is usually less than 1. ...Read more

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I stopped my estrogen and started my progesterone. Now, I have hot flashes.

I stopped my estrogen and started my progesterone. Now, I have hot flashes.

Hot flashes.: You probably have a hormone imbalance. Call your doctor and discuss the balancing of your hormones. This is complex and needs frequent medical visits. ...Read more

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How long does it take zinc to work for low progesterone/estrogen dominance?

How long does it take zinc to work for low progesterone/estrogen dominance?

Zinc: Zinc does not necessarily work at all for low progesterone/ estrogen dominance which is normal in the first half of the menstrual cycle. To help more would require knowing what symptoms you are having and how you got this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?

Usually: If you do not ovulate or if you make a lot of estrogen, Progesterone can help calm your body from the overstimulation of the estrogen. However, during a normal menstrual cycle the Progesterone levels can vary greatly so you will have to find the right dose and the right timing of the progesterone. Also, get a Progesterone that does not have the preservatives called parabens which may cause cancer. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone or estrogen-progesterone imbalance cause your skin to turn dark like two shades darker?

Melasma: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, almost entirely seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. Although possible, it is uncommon in males. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills, & preg. ...Read more

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When you ovulate, does that mean you are producing a normal amount of estrogen and progesterone? Compared to not ovulating.

"normal": The act of ovulation is part of the normal homonal cascade to creaet a menstrual cycle. Not ovulate can have an impact on multiple hormone levels not just these 2. ...Read more

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I mistakenly applied topical estrogen and progesterone creams before my shower. How long should I wait until I have my shower and wash it off? Thx

I mistakenly applied topical estrogen and progesterone creams before my shower. How long should I wait until I have my shower and wash it off? Thx

A few minutes: Most topical hormones absorb in a few minutes. If you wait for just s short time, a shower should have minimum effect on your hormone cream. ...Read more

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What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles

What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles

They change: The ratios of these hormones change in reference to each other throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. That is they are not static in relationship to one another. You likely can look up the physiology textbook or reference online they can give you approximations of where these hormones are in relationship to each other throughout the cycle. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more