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Doctor insights on: Hormone Control Of The Uterine And Ovarian Cycle

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Hormone (Definition)

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


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Which hormones regulate the ovarian cycle?

Which hormones regulate the ovarian cycle?

4 basic, multiple o: Lh, fsh, estrogen and Progesterone are the basic hormones in regulation. But multiple other factors are just as important. Insulin. Weight. Stress levels, food consumption/energy expenditure.. ...Read more

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How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

Significant: Ocp's lower the testosterone level by suppressing the ovaries and allowing many of the cysts to resolve (each cyst in pco produces testosterone in addition to estrogen). An anti-androgen such as spironolactone serves to block the testosterone receptors and does not affect the actual level of testosterone. ...Read more

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What is the best (type of) oral birth control to help with the occurrence of ovarian cysts? Estrogen progesterone ratios and such....

What is the best (type of) oral birth control to help with the occurrence of ovarian cysts? Estrogen progesterone ratios and such....

Combined OCP: There is not a great answer to this question. Many types of ocp's can be helpful in preventing large cysts from forming. However, this is not a fool proof treatment either. Many people will still develop cysts. I would recommend trying any combined tri or mono-phasic pill either to a cyclic fashion (monthly or quarterly periods) or in a continuous fashion (skipping periods) to see what works for u. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

Homonal method: Any hormonal contraceptive can suppress the ovaries and suppress endometriosis. I agree with the above answer - however, depo-provera can be effective as well. ...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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What about removing one of the 2 ovaries in a pcos woman to manage symptoms and suppress the testosterone production?

What about removing one of the 2 ovaries in a pcos woman to manage symptoms and suppress the testosterone production?

Would not work: Removing one of the ovaries would not help the underlying cause of PCOS. Ovarian drilling is a surgery that sometimes done to help with ovulation. Weight loss is key if the PCOS patient is overweight to correct the underlying hormonal imbalance ...Read more

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What are the hormones involved in regulating the menstrual cycle in females if the egg is fertilized?

Major players: The major players are estrogen, progesterone, hcg secreted from the corpus luteum. These regulate your pregnancy. There are other smaller hormones at play but with lesser significance. ...Read more

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Can hormone levels plummit on the first day of the female cycle?

Have already done so: By the first day of bleeding the hormone levels have already plummeted, which is the actual trigger to begin the menstrual shedding. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more