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Estrogen And Menstruation
Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?
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
My ob gave me Duphaston to induce menstruation. 15mg of Duphaston for 12 days. Is it safe? He said i should continue my estrogen patch.
Common practice: Duphaston is approved in over 100 countries worldwide, and over 53 years of use, millions of women have benefitted. As with any medication at times, there is a small risk of having minor adverse reactions. Your Ob/Gyn is using a standard method of inducing menstruation. Speak to him with other concerns you may have. ...Read more
What r the reference #s for estrogen levels for f after hyst with only ovaries. The #s i hav r normal menstrating f. My level is 150.
Call the lab: The lab has reference normals. Should be a phone number on lab report document or from ordering docs office. ...Read more
I am looking for a suggestion for a natural herb that can help with estrogen levels in menstration but that do not have isoflavones?
Sorry there is none: Don't believe what you hear from friends, see on tv, or read on the internet. People generally don't need any "help" with their estrogen -- if they do, they need a medical evaluation and appropriate medical therapy. What they don"t need is something where they don't know what's in it, what it's supposed to do, how to monitor it, and whether it will make them sick or harm them. Be safe, not sorry! ...Read more
May need meds: Sometimes a woman has low estrogen levels, which means the lining of the uterus won't grow as much (estrogen grows the lining of the uterus) and she is less likely to ovulate. Several hormone problems can cause this such as elevated prolactin, or starting menopause early. An evaluation is needed to know the problem so possible solutions can be individualized for you. Good luck. ...Read more
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
I started a new birth control (20ug estrogen) and begun it on the first day of my period. It's been the 10th day and I am still menstruating. Why?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer