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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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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?

See below: In a very basic explanation estrogen causes cells to grow (example: breast/uterine tissue) and Progesterone helps the cells to mature properly. ...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

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

Estrogen (Definition)

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