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Female Taking Male Hormones
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Estrogen increase: It would increase her estrogen level, and if dose is high enough or frequent enough, it could alter menses and even act as a contraceptive. If the person is post menopausal, it can prevent bone loss and restore vaginal lubrication and postpone hot flashes and nite sweats. Should only be done with medical supervision and advice. ...Read more
Testosterone: Can alter menstrual cycles. More importantly, why would a 35 year old woman want to take testosterone in the first place. It is rarely indicated and can have dangerous side effects. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Lots: Many hormones regulate reproduction. Fsh and LH help to grow and mature the eggs. Tsh (thryoid hormone system) and prolactin (milk hormones) help regulate the environment of ovulation. Male hormones such as testosterone and dheas affect ovulation and implantation. This is just the beginning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.
It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth Control Pill: If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can get pregnant whether you are taking male fertility drugs or not. Still, if you are taking male fertility supplements, it suggests you may have a low sperm count and that reduces the chance of her conceiving. You should get semen analysis to find out. ...Read more
No: If you have pcos with high male harmones can cause hair fall. ...Read more
I'm considering taking female growth hormones for male breast enlargement. What do I need to know?
See your doctor: First before taking growth hormones.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: "female hormones" as well as other steroids can affect the sperm and male fertility. Some of those effects can be of short duration and reversible while others can have a long term effect. Ideally you should have a baseline semen analysis and hormone tests and have a follow up with a urologist or a fertility specialist. New sperm is produce on average every ~ 3 so it could take time to see result. ...Read more
A 40 yr old male with testosterone & cortisol deficiences oestradiol level is 665 (Ref: 10-40 pg/ml) Could pituitary adenoma increase male oestrogen?
Perhaps: You have real issues with the estrogen level that you are walking around with, you are at very high risk of stroke and heart attack. Yes, a pituitary tumors, such as a prolactinoma is a very strong possiblity. If you have not already done so, you need to see endocrinologist and you need an MRI of your brain to check your pituitary gland. ...Read more
Could male taking clomiphene for years have attenuation
of endogenous LH production from pituitary?
45 yr old female taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopaus. Family history of
hypothyroidism, experiencing symptoms, TSH 3.0 will gugglesterones help?
Maybe not..: You likely are hypothyroid. Ideally try to search for cause. Full thyroid panel for you needs to include reverse t3, (liothyronine) free t3, (liothyronine) tpo's etc. Especially with family history, must check thyroid antibodies. Rule out gluten sensitivity via enterolabs, detox and cleanse. Check heavy metal load with random urine pre and post challenge heavy metals. ...Read more
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