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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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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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Can dehydratrion from chronic sweating causing muscle pain an stiffness........or lack of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone , cause it... . ?

Can dehydratrion from  chronic sweating causing muscle pain an stiffness........or lack of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone , cause it...   .   ?

Not usually: Dehydration causes dry mouth, fatigue and weakness. Your hormone problems from your chronic diseases and medications can cause muscle soreness. Low Estrogen and Testosterone can cause Tenderness of muscle. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor for a plan to stay active and comfortable. ...Read more

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Taking estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone is known to be a risk factor for causing blood clots. Is the same true of pregnenolone and dhea?

Taking estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone is known to be a risk factor for causing blood clots. Is the same true of pregnenolone and dhea?

Unknown, probably no: Supplements such as dhea and pregnenolone are not regulated by the fda and have no good studies that demonstrate that they do anything beneficial for any medical condition. The safety of these supplements is also unknown. You appear to be very young to have to be on hormone supplements. You should see an endocrinologist to find out if you really need to be on them. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

Typically : Typically testosterone is going to increase not decrease your acne problems. This is why young male teenagers become acne prone during early teen years with puberty. I would suggest meeting with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles

What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles

They change: The ratios of these hormones change in reference to each other throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. That is they are not static in relationship to one another. You likely can look up the physiology textbook or reference online they can give you approximations of where these hormones are in relationship to each other throughout the cycle. ...Read more

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Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Not so much: As progesterone doesn't particularly cause hyponatremia(low blood sodium) but is felt to predispose people(really women) to some degree of exercise induced hyponatremia. It really has limited effect on the aromatization(conversion) of testosterone to estrogen. ...Read more

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What causes high progesterone (3x upper limit) in post-menapausal female? (also testosterone 4x upper limit). Very low estrogen. Hyst. 2007, 1 ovary

Have labs repeated.: If they remain in this range, it may be that you have some metabolic defect that is causing a build up of those hormones. Progesterone is a precursor to the other hormones, and rarely testosterone-secreting ovarian tumors can develop on the ovaries, so you need a sonogram to look for that, also, was it total or free testosterone that was that high. Total that high more conerning than free. ...Read more

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My dr choked my hormones&my testosterone levels are really elevated&the others estrogen is low.Dr put me on progesterone 10%cream.Seen no difference.?

My dr choked my hormones&my testosterone levels are really elevated&the others estrogen is low.Dr put me on progesterone 10%cream.Seen no difference.?

High and low: Female cyclic hormones like Estradiol (estrogen) vary widely in a pattern during a cycle, so it's usually not helpful to call estrogen 'high' or 'low' without regard to when in the cycle it was done. How high was the testosterone? I don't understand what the reason for Progesterone cream to treat (?) testosterone would be, maybe to start a new cycle? ...Read more

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Hormones estrogen day three of my period 23 progesterone 0.2. Pending testosterone. Are they to low? How to treat?

Hormones estrogen day three of my period 23 progesterone  0.2. Pending testosterone. Are they to low? How to treat?

Normal but: Your estrogen level is normal. The Progesterone level shows no ovulation but this is to be expected on d3. Usually they will check an fsh level on day3. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more