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Estriol Side Effects
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
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
Just remember:: The timing of when the labs were drawn is of critical importance in interpreting them. During the first week after menses (or during the menses or right before menses, the estrogen levels will be very low- and that is normal). Ideally, hormone levels are checked on day 21-23 of menstrual cycle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 30,Currently 20 w Preg,estriol is 0.24, inhibin1.0, AFP0.74, HCG 2.05mom, risk of DS and 1:223,level 2 US -no soft markers, does it rule out DS?
I was prescribed 0.5 mg of estriol vaginal gel to use daily for vaginal burning? It worked for 2 months, then stopped. What else can I use?
Vaginal burning: It may be a coincidence that the burning stopped. Burning can be caused by a number of organisms, namely yeast or bacterial. Estrogen vaginal gel may improve only hormonal deficits , and not really deal with the origin of the symptoms. See your provider and get a culture done of the vaginal secretions to make certain there is no infection. ...Read more
AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN
AFP MOM 0.87
HCG MOM 1.24
UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
WANT TO KNOW MY RISK FACTOR?
What is the question: I don't understand what you are saying and what you are asking. Please rephrase your question. What condition are you worried about? How would it help you to know the risk factor to some condition? If we get a clear questions, perhaps more of us will have an answer for you ...Read more
Low estriol /anemia: It should not. Need to see maternal fetal medicine specialist and have targeted ultrasound. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 16 w pregnant and my hCG level is 7694 (8904-55332 it's low) ; AFP 26.68; free estriol 3.4 is everything ok? Thanks in advance.
Give MoM: It is much easier to interpret AFP results with multiples of the median (moms) rather than the raw numbers. Please resubmit. ...Read more
51 female, used estriol cream. After 1 month, my hair began falling out! i read some convert estrogens to androgens. What tests should I ask doc for?
Can test androgens: But Estrogens don't/can't be converted into androgens (it's the other way around, the androgens get converted into estrogens). But your doctor can test your androgen levels. Unfortunately, hair loss is a difficult problem to diagnose the cause of and to correct. Usually thyroid and iron levels as well as biotin levels can be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN AFP MOM 0.87 HCG MOM 1.24 UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
want to know about my risk factor for trisomy 21?
None: Question is not clear but your chance of getting trisomy 21 is none. This is a congenital problem of the newborn and is genetic . If you do not have it now you will not get it. If your question is will you pass it on this is not able to be predicted with any accuracy.. Usually a genetic mutation that occurs after conception and is more common in older mothers or parent. ...Read more
I'm on testosterone therapy, i keep hearing that some of it converts to estrogen. Does it convert to estrone or estrodiol or estriol or all three?
Estradiol: Estradiol is synthesized via aromatase from testosterone. Estrone is synthesized via aromatase from androstenedione. Estriol is synthesized from both Estradiol and estrone. Estradiol is ~10 times as potent as estrone and ~80 times as potent as estriol in its estrogenic effect. In some men on t replacement, too much t is converted to Estradiol and may require a drug like Arimidex (anastrozole) to block. ...Read more
Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more
QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Au Contraire!: Chemistry is a foreign language too, worse when used in drugs. This cmpd has an additional -oh group on the steroid rings, so cleave it an you get Estradiol - pure estrogen. Contraindicated in people with er + tumors, i.E makes tumors grow. It is proposed as an alternative to prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) for thos with severe hot flashes, and not at high risk for breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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