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Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Depends: The normal levels are determined by the lab doing the test. They method they use effects the way the test results are reported. Even more important, the timing of the test relative to the menstrual cycle has a large impact on the amount of estrogen she is producing. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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Two questions. Will estrogen and other contraceptives affect the serum ACTH test? And will oral hypoglycemics affect BUN results?

Estrogen: In small amounts should not affect ACTH but theoretically, estrogen increases cortisol binding protein needing a little extra ACTH to compensate for the temporary decrease in free cortisol. Second question, they do not but we should be careful because renal imsufficiency makes them stronger ...Read more

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Do males have estrogen?

Do males have estrogen?

Yes: Men make estrogen as well as testosterone. But they make much more testosterone than estrogen, so the testosterone effects win out. ...Read more

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Are estrogen pills safe?

Are estrogen pills safe?

Depending: Depends on the type of estrogen. Most synthetic oc's are ok to use for short periods of time to plan or space pregnancy but then i suggest getting off of them long term. We are exposed to so many estrogen like chemicals and other hormones in our polluted environment that minimizing synthetic hormone exposure is best way to avoid increase in cancer risk in later life. ...Read more

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How do you increase estrogen?

How do you increase estrogen?

Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods. However, one might ask why you want to increase your estrogen. If you are menopausal, you can try food supplements or actually take estrogen orally. Most birth control pills contain Estrogens but usually lower estrogen levels by also suppressing the ovaries. To answer your question better, i would have to know what your objective is. ...Read more

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Do strawberries have estrogen?

Do strawberries have estrogen?

Not significant : 100 grams of strawberries have about 50 micrograms of phytoestrogens. This is not really enough to be significant. ...Read more

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Should I take estrogen pills ?

Should I take estrogen pills
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Perimenopause: Check with your PCP or GYN, when was your last period? If this was over a year ago, then you are postmenopausal. If not, you are perhaps perimenopausal. If your symptoms are bothersome, and especially, since you are young, hormone therapy may be appropriate, however, there needs to be a baseline evaluation and discussion. ...Read more

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What brand of estrogen is best?

What brand of estrogen is best?

Estrogen is estrogen: Physicians here on health tap have decided not to endorse any specific products. ...Read more

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What's a good source of estrogen?

Source: Your body is the best source of estrogen. At your age it would be wise to see a gynecologist and have that doctor guide you the changes in estrogen as you get older. ...Read more

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What is a high estrogen level for 50?

What is a high estrogen level for 50?

Still cycling?: Or not? If menopausal then over 40-50 could be high; if cycling, it can go up to 200 or there about depending on when in the cycle. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have low estrogen?

Low Estrogen : The best way to know for sure is to have your labs checked. ...Read more

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What affects do having low estrogen have?

What affects do having low estrogen have?

Many: Low estrogen may affect the overall sense of wellbeing that you may or may not have. Lack of estrogen may give you "hot flashes", vaginal dryness, libido changes, sleep disorders, anxiety sensation, depression, changes in skin, mood and overall sense of wellness. Depending on your overall health, medications, and other issues, you very well can get help. Get a good eval by pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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What is the ideal estrogen level at 23yrs?

What is the ideal estrogen level at 23yrs?

Normal range ~cycle: In the early follicular phase it may be 2-38 ug/dl. Luteal phase higher and varying 40-50 ug/dl. ...Read more

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Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Estrogen levels: A simple blood test will give you the levels but you must be aware that the levels are not constant during a menstrual cycle. You doctor will explain this and also might suggest that you take your temperature every so often during a month. ...Read more

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What is the ideal estrogen level at 23yrs?

What is  the ideal estrogen level at 23yrs?

Varies: Your estrogen levels vary dramatically during your cycle and there is no one right answer to this question. If you have had this checked, a lab result would help in answering this question. ...Read more

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Would estrogen be good for women in their 60's?

Depends: If symptomatic with hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, vaginal dryness, etc., maybe. The whi panel has not yet concluded as to what age the risks of estrogen replacement therapy exceed the benefits and should be discontinued. The mid 60's is a non--empiric time to start weaning ert patients off estrogen until a research study proves otherwise. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have low estrogen levels?

Blood / symptoms: Your symptoms and a simple blood test can tell your doctor if you have low estrogen levels. ...Read more

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What foods at home mimic the effects of estrogen?

Phytoestrogens: Foods that mimic estrogen are called phytoestrogens. Good listing and good article would be- http://www.Livestrong.Com/estrogen-rich-foods/ another good listing for interested patients- http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/phytoestrogens. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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