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Estradiol Vs. Estriol
Every day: Estradiol plus estriol in a cream is generally called bi-est. It is part of what a lot of docs use when they are treating you with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more
There are three forms of naturally occuring estrogen in the body, estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estriol is the most commonly used and recommended form of estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estriol has great benefit to the cells of the vagina but has little effect on the breast or the uterine lining when used conservatively. I always recommend the lowest dose of ...Read more
Lab reference ranges: Levels of these hormones are only as reliable as their test kits. One lab may use a different method for detection than another. You may not be able to compare values between different labs. Labs also set their normal ranges based on multiple tests. You need to discuss these hormones with an endocrinologist as they're trained to understand the different testing methods. ...Read more
Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal
Probably: Probably ruined - would get a new rx. I would not chance it. ...Read more
Don't take it: Why are you taking estrogen in the first place at your age? Are you taking Progesterone as well? Estrogen will stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system and this could cause nausea. If you get symptoms from taking any supplement or hormone. This is your body's way of saying "don't take this, you do not need it". ...Read more
I been taking estradiol pill for three days tomorrow will be the third day and im still bleeding?
Normal side effect: Unfortunately, bleeding can be a normal side effect of using estradiol. ...Read more
I have low estradiol levels. Been experiences dymptoms for 4 years. Does reclipsen cause low estradiol? Haven't taken in 3 weeks.
I'm ttc2nd child for 2months. Now I did a test:FSH2.68mU/ml, Estradiol 240pg/ml, sex hormon binding glubulin150nmol/l on the 5th day of cycle. What means?
These are: Sophisticated tests that need interpretation. Some experts believe an estimate of ovarian reserve (how many eggs you have/their quality) is indicated by the level of FSH or estradiol on day 3 of the menstrual cycle. Your FSH is normal; the estradiol is a little high. SHBG suggests how much estradiol might be available/"unbound". Your results are a little conflicting and need personal interpretation ...Read more
A form of Estrogen: There are three forms of naturally occuring estrogen in the body, estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estriol is the most commonly used and recommended form of estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estriol has great benefit to the cells of the vagina but has little effect on the breast or the uterine lining when used conservatively. I always recommend the lowest dose of estrogen hormones as possible. ...Read more
Depends on purpose:
For menopause, it reduces flashes, helps with sleep disorder, helps with vaginal dryness and mood issues
for fertility it helps with the lining of the uterus
for contraception in conjunction with progesterone, it suppresses ovulation
it does stimulate breast tissue and has the potential to fuel cancers. ...Read more
Depends on cycle: The Estradiol levels vary dramatically depending on when they were drawn during your cycle. This value would be in the normal range early in your cycle during the "follicular" phase, but abnormal around ovulation. It is perhaps more important what the fsh value was on day#3. Even more important is the question "why were you having it drawn in the first place? ". ...Read more
That dose of estrogen is about equivalent to 2% of the usual daily estrogen production from the ovaries. You would need to take 100 of the 2mg Estradiol each day to replace the normal ovarian production. However,
most women do not need to take that much and the usual dose is 2 to 4 mg per day. ...Read more
Estrogen: Estradiol is the shortened version of 17 beta estradiol, a naturally occurring sex hormone in the estrogen family. In fact, it is the most active and the most prevalent of the three main Estrogens in reproductive age women. In women, it decreases dramatically after menopause. Estradiol is also present in males in small amounts. ...Read more