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Dr. Walter Futterweit
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Dr. Walter Futterweit
Board Certified, Endocrinology
59 years in practice
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Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Avoid Estr if man: Why take it. It can feminize you, decrease sperm, cause breast enlargement and reduce immunity. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Does excess belly fat cause high estrogen in men or does high estrogen cause the excess belly fat?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Does excess belly fat cause high estrogen in men or does high estrogen cause the excess belly fat?

Obesity: It is obesity increases estrogen in men. But, then a vicious cycle occurs. So both answers can be right. But, usually first comes obesity and second comes increased estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Is it true that men with high estrogen levels are actually heavier?

Dr. Michael Sinclair
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Is it true that men with high estrogen levels are actually heavier?

They can be: Estrogen can cause weight gain and excess fat can convert some testosterone into estrogen. So, it works both ways. Men that are heavy due to muscle building and not fat may actually have lower estrogen levels due to loss of body fat. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen ?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen ?

Here are some ...: Over the past 4-5 decades, I have never read or heard articles or discussions on the tale or concern of connecting cellulite with low-T &/or high-estrogen. But, I've been impressed with hereditary trend to cellulite. Nowadays, more young men have low-T than used to be due to increasing incidence of metabolic syndromes, obesity, drug overuse/abuse, stress, poor lifestyle, etc. So, test T if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

Dr. Raymundo Romero
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen state. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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Is it dangerous for a man to have high estrogen levels?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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It can be: Of course it depends on how high is high. But, yes. It may be associated with cardiovascular issues and tendency towards blood clots - so increased stroke potential, etc. Definitely discuss the issue w/ your provider and ask about possible strategies to m lower the levels. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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Can extremely high estrogen levels in a man for over 2 weeks shrink the penis?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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Can extremely high estrogen levels in a man for over 2 weeks shrink the penis?

Yes. Male: Characteristics are fueled by testosterone, and likely blunted by estrogens, or lack of testosterone. This is true in utero until death. Penis vary in size, but certainly estrogen use would be associated with reduction in size of the flaccid penis, and likely inability to achieve erection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Board Certified, Urology
15 years in practice
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Can high estrogen levels in a man for a few weeks shrink his penis?

Dr. Jesse Mills
Board Certified, Urology
15 years in practice
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Can high estrogen levels in a man for a few weeks shrink his penis?

No: High estrogen levels for a couple of weeks shouldn't change. Question is why are your estrogen levels so high? Alcoholism, Anabolic steroids and obesity are risk factors for testicular atrophy and impotence and are all associated with high estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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Effects of high estrogen on body melanin level?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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Effects of high estrogen on body melanin level?

Melanin: My understanding of the literature is that melanin may increase the color of your skin. Estrogen should have nothing to do with it. If I have missed your question please let me know. ...Read more

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