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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

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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On what day of a menstrual cycle should an estrogen and progesterone test be done?

On what day of a menstrual cycle should an estrogen and progesterone test be done?

Different days: Estradiol (e2) can be checked as a 'baseline' level on day 2 or 3, or later in the first half of your cycle if you are taking fertility medications - often combined with ultrasound monitoring of your follicles. Progesterone is typically checked on day 21 if you have 28 day cycles, or a week after ovulation if your cycles are longer or shorter. Progesterone can also be checked when you're pregnant. ...Read more

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During the 7 days of menses, which hormone is higher and which is lower between estrogen and progesterone?

During the 7 days of menses, which hormone is higher and which is lower between estrogen and progesterone?

Both: At the beginning of the menstrual cycle both estrogen and Progesterone are quite low as the cycle is reset. Estrogen begins to rise first - peak shortly before ovulation and declines. After ovulation Progesterone begins to rise. If no pregnancy ensues Progesterone levels fall and the cycle begins again. ...Read more

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How to cure imbalance between estrogen and progesterone? My condition improves only during menses. I also have pcos with high androstenedione.

How to cure imbalance between estrogen and progesterone? My condition improves only during menses. I also have pcos with high androstenedione.

PCOS: There are many ways to treat pcos, including supplemental progesterone, and the symptoms should improve with treatment. See a gyn specialist. ...Read more

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Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease. Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease. Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can estrogen levels be checked on day 22 of the menstrual cycle?

Can estrogen levels be checked on day 22 of the menstrual cycle?

Not really: You could check it but there is no way to interpret the results. It is very rare to need to check estrogen levels in a young woman. ...Read more

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Why is my body not producing estrogen? It's this causing me not to have a menstrual cycle.

Why is my body not producing estrogen? It's this causing me not to have a menstrual cycle.

Plenty of estrogen!: Hello Sherese,

You are producing plenty of Estrogen. You may not be ovulating for a variety of reason but you have to investigate this further. It is advisable for ladies to have at least 2 cycles a year. Consult a gynecologist to help with this matter. ...Read more

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What time of the menstrual cycle is it best for me to take a progesterone test?

What time of the menstrual cycle is it best for me to take a progesterone test?

Menstrual cycle: I am not sure why you ask this question. Are your periods regular? Are you feeling well?

If there is a NO to either of these questions please see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have low progesterone 5.5%, and I have taken 8 bottle of 25ml of the injection, then I started see my menstrual cycle twice a month. What do I do?

I have low progesterone 5.5%, and I have taken 8 bottle of 25ml of the injection, then I started see my menstrual cycle twice a month. What do I do?

Birth control pills: Birth-control pills would provide excellent menstrual cycle regulation as well as correct your Progesterone deficiency. This would be a much more effective option than Progesterone injections. Progesterone injections will cause a side effect of irregular periods. ...Read more

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Changes in progesterone due to menstrual. Cycle. What does that mean? Is it normal or something I should get checked I'm 45 tubes tied

Changes in progesterone due to menstrual. Cycle. What does that mean? Is it normal or something I should get checked I'm 45 tubes tied

Progesterone: Progesterone changes thru out the month. Increases at ovulation and comes back down if no pregnancy occurs. In the later years the Progesterone begins to decline in perimenopause before menopause occurs. This may cause decreased menstrual cycles. I would consider having your hormones checked to make sure. ...Read more

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Can I control my menstrual cycle with progesterone after having a thrombosis 1 year ago and an ovary removal 6 months after?

Can I control my menstrual cycle with progesterone after having a thrombosis 1 year ago and an ovary removal 6 months after?

Yes: Progestin only contraceptives either in tablet, injection or implant form will control or even temporarily stop menstrual cycle. There is not contraindication to use in women with a history of thrombosis or surgery. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

Clomid (clomiphene) and aub: Yes. Hopefully you are not taking both at the same time. I am assuming you are taking progesterone only on the second half of your cycle. ...Read more

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Could menstrual cycle coming back after 10yrs of amenorrhea be the cause of biliary dyskinesia? 0% on hida scan. Could elevated estrogen do this?

Could menstrual cycle coming back after 10yrs of amenorrhea be the cause of biliary dyskinesia? 0% on hida scan. Could elevated estrogen do this?

Unrelated: I don't feel that your hormonal status accounts for the abnormal hida scan. The radiologist can discuss with your physician causes of zero ejection results other than gall bladder disorders as there are some other factors that can cause false positive results and I'm not aware that elevated estrogen levels is one of them. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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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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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What are recommended levels of estrogen on hrt? (estrogel& progesterone)? I'm 47, my e levels were 53 pg/ml last week, but I still have some symptoms.

Hormone compound Rx: Is best done by a provider who is experienced in such, and who is interviewing and following your response to treatment. This can improve your well being and minimize your dose ...Read more

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Just had an embryo transfer yesterday and although my progesterone level is normal my estrogen level dropped to 54. What does that mean?

Just had an embryo transfer yesterday and although my progesterone level is normal my estrogen level dropped to 54. What does that mean?

IVF: Hard-to-impossible to say without knowing more about the protocol you are on. You'd likely get the best answer from your actual IVF doctor who knows the details of your stimulation and cycle. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Endometrial lining thickened so had D & C. Why would lining thicken if I'm using progesterone & estrogen? Hormone level is in therapeutic range.

Endometrial lining thickened so had D & C. Why would lining thicken if I'm using progesterone & estrogen? Hormone level is in therapeutic range.

More info: It depends on the reason for which you are taking the hormones and the doses. You may never know the
reason why it is thickened, but because it is, you
need to investigate as you did. ...Read more

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Can lower levels of estrogen/progesterone affect your GI tract? Or does estrogen/progesterone, in females, play a role in how our GI tract performs?

Hormone receptors: There are definitely estrogen & Progesterone receptors in the GI tract. For example, high Progesterone levels in pregnancy lead to loosening of the valve closing off the stomach from the esophagus. This causes increased acid reflux. We also know that giving menopausal women estrogen probably reduces risk of colon cancer. Many women have changes in GI function related to their period cycles. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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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