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Both my estrogen and progesterone levels are high, why could this be?

Both my estrogen and progesterone levels are high, why could this be?

Cycle: Lets say you are on your period, estrogen and Progesterone levels are going to be at it's lowest levels. On the other hand if you were to be mid cycle or late into your cycle your estrogen and Progesterone are going to be elevated, that is to ovulate and get the endometrium ready for implantation. But if you were early post period at the time of blood sampling that could be abnormal. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

Let me explain: The normal range of estrogen varies depending upon the patient's age. A female aged 30 to 39 will average a level of 210 pg/ml. Progesterone levels vary considerably from cycle to cycle and woman to woman. The middle of the second half of the cycle Progesterone in a non-pregnant patient is 8 to 10, but can be high as 20 ng/ml. ...Read more

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What should the ratio be between your estrogen and progesterone levels be after ovulation?

Higher estrogen: You estrogen level in general should be much higher than your Progesterone levels. Normal estrogen levels are about 150-300 and normal Progesterone levels are about 10-25. ...Read more

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I recently had hormone labs done and both my estrogen and progesterone levels read zero, what can that indicate?

I recently had hormone labs done and both my estrogen and progesterone levels read zero, what can that indicate?

Not enough info: The interpretation of the results depends on the medical context. It could be that you didn't reach puberty, that you are menopausal, that you don't have ovaries, that your ovaries don't work appropriately, or your ovaries don't have the needed stimulation to produce them. ...Read more

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Should i have my estrogen and progesterone levels tested if my cortisol was high despite fasting and taking xanax before the blood was taken?

Should i have my estrogen and progesterone levels tested if my cortisol was high despite fasting and taking xanax before the blood was taken?

Irrelevant: whether you were fasting or not, or took xanax before testing cortisol level. Estrogen or progesterone levels testing needs to be directed by the treating physician according to your case, best wishes ...Read more

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My estrogen, progesterone & testosterone levels are extremely low- as is my dhea & vitamins d & b considering pellet therapy. Is this best? I'm 38.

My estrogen, progesterone & testosterone levels are extremely low- as is my dhea & vitamins d & b considering pellet therapy. Is this best? I'm 38.

NO cures: First see an endocrinologist to find out the cause of the low levels, if they are really low in a reputable lab. Bring your labs with you. Pellets, popular in australia, are used by too many ill trained people in the us. There are many other options to explore if you really are deficient. ...Read more

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When is the right time and day to test for fsh, estrogen, progesterone and androstenidione levels if my menstrual cycle is of 24 days?

When is the right time and day to test for fsh, estrogen, progesterone and androstenidione levels if my menstrual cycle is of 24 days?

Differs: Estradiol and fsh are drawn around day 3 of the cycle. A Progesterone is drawn around day 20 or. 21. Androstenedione levels are uncommonly used in clinical practice, but their levels can vary through the cycle. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more