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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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