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Doctor insights on: Estradiol Vs. Estriol

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Has anyone tried bioidentical estradiol and estriol?

Has anyone tried bioidentical estradiol and 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

Dr. Janet Chollet
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Estriol (Definition)

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


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Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

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

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Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal

Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal

NO; Yes: Estriol does not convert to other Estrogens in the body. It is safer because it's the weakest of the Estrogens and has no link to breast cancer. Studies suggest thta estriol has a protective effect. If used incorrectly, though, it can trigger hot flashes. ...Read more

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Can estradiol be taken with dhea? |

Yes: Estradiol and dhea are both hormones and both are needed. Levels hold be followed by a doctor to be sure you are not taking too much of either. ...Read more

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What is in estradiol besides estrogen?

What is in estradiol besides estrogen?

Nothing: Estradiol is the form of estrogen produced by the ovary. 17 beta Estradiol to be exact. It is easy to manufacture this and put it in a medicine form whether it be a pill, patch, gel or spray. ...Read more

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Can high estradiol cause low ferritin?

Can high estradiol cause low ferritin?

No: Hi. Nope, no direct relationship. Your profile says you're a man. If you have high estrogen, that could be a sign of a problem such as a tumor. Is your testosterone low? Low ferritin is a sign of iron deficiency. Are you anemic? Do you have a testicular mass? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Do you need to be on estradiol if you had an hysterectomy?

Do you need to be on estradiol if you had an hysterectomy?

If overies gone, yes: Estradiol replaces estrogen from the ovaries, which if removed during surgery, is necessary for replacement in pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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What is the difference between levonorgestrel and estradiol?

What is the difference between levonorgestrel and estradiol?

Progesterone: Levonorgestrel is a synthetically manufactured progestational agen as opposed to Estradiol which is an estrogen. The combination of the two hormones produces the suppression of ovulation and contraception. ...Read more

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Did I ruin my estradiol patches by exposing them to the heat?

Did I ruin my estradiol patches by exposing them to the heat?

Probably: Probably ruined - would get a new rx. I would not chance it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for estradiol to start working for menapause?

Depends: It depends on the issue that is of concern. It should relieve hot flashes in a matter of day, vaginal atrophy may take weeks, bone density will probably not respond. ...Read more

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Is there a trick to taking 1mg of estradiol and not getting nauseated?

Is there a trick to taking 1mg of estradiol and not getting nauseated?

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

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I have low estradiol levels. Been experiences dymptoms for 4 years. Does reclipsen cause low estradiol? Haven't taken in 3 weeks.

I have low estradiol levels. Been experiences dymptoms for 4 years. Does reclipsen cause low estradiol? Haven't taken in 3 weeks.

Birth control: Birth control pills like reclipsen contain estrogen. If you're taking them then you are not low in estrogen. You're getting plenty from the pill. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: estriol?

What is the definition or description of: estriol?

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

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What does estradiol do?

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

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Estradiol 2mg tablet once a day.?

Not a question: If you are requesting a recommended HRT regimen, you will need to get a formal consultation and probably some lab tests. ...Read more

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How do you treat low estradiol levels?

Low estradiol: Depends on the situation. If low Estradiol is causing a hormonal imbalance then treatment with bio iodentical Estradiol may be warrented. Talk to your doctor about thie. ...Read more

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Estradiol: when does it start to work?

depends on purpose: For menopause, it takes weeks to produce results.
For menopausal vaginal dryness, it can take 2 months.
For contraception, it takes about a week depending when in the cycle it is started.
For fertility, it works in a matter of days. ...Read more

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If my estradiol is 58 what does that mean?

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

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How long does oral estradiol take to work?

How long does oral estradiol take to work?

3 to 4 weeks: If being taken for perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, it can take 3 to 4 weeks to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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2mg of estradiol every 12 hours. Is this safe?

Yes: 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

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What should I take in place of estradiol 1 mg?

What should I take in place of estradiol 1 mg?

Premarin (conjugated estrogens)?: There are other brand name choices, including Premarin (conjugated estrogens) tablets or estrogen patches. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: estradiol?

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

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Please tell me what can -estradiol be used to treat?

Estrogen deficits: It can help with menopausal symptoms
menopausal vaginal dryness
to suppress fsh
in some fertility issues. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Gynodiol (Definition)

Gynodiol is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more