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Doctor insights on: Hyperkeratinization And Hormones In Breastfeeding And Pregnant Women

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What can cause natural breast growth in women in their mid-twenties if not pregnant?

What can cause natural breast growth in women in their mid-twenties if not pregnant?

Breast growth: It is unusual to have significant breast enlargement at that age. Weight gain can do it. Some oral cotraceptives can also do it. Estrogen secretion from the ovaries can cause it. Pituitary problems stimulating ovarian growth or increasing prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can women lactate because of period?

Can women lactate because of period?

Not normally: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. Get checked medically. ...Read more

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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

Hair, pregnancy: Hirsutism does not change during pregnancy or breast feeding largely because hair that has already grown in will not go away unless shaved/ plucked/ etc. Hair thinning is not so much affected by PCOS to begin with, but women sometimes have temporary alterations in head hair, particularly after delivery. Check out telogen effluvium online. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Sort of: Many women notice some increase in breast size while on ocp - it's not permanent though, and returns to normal when the pills are stopped. ...Read more

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If progesterone is the first hormone to become depleted in middle age, why do women take estrogen and find relief with that?

If progesterone is the first hormone to become depleted in middle age, why do women take estrogen and find relief with that?

Different functions: Estrogen and Progesterone have very different functions in your body's chemistry and physiology. Estrogen replacement has been proven to help with night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc. Because of its chemical properties. Some women find relief with progesterone, but the majority of studies show women who have menopausal symptoms show more improvement with estrogen v. Progesterone. ...Read more

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How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

Unpredictable: There may be decreased secretion and decreased metabolism, but in general the levels are somewhat abnormal. Luckily hypothyroidism is easily treated by brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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How will a small dose of Aldactone (spironolactone) affect my estrogen and progesterone while in perimenopause? I have acne and facial hair and pms.

How will a small dose of Aldactone (spironolactone) affect my estrogen and progesterone while in perimenopause? I have acne and facial hair and pms.

Aldactone (spironolactone): Aldactone (spironolactone) has antiandrogenic effect so helps with facial hair and acne. It also has Progesterone like effects so can cause more menstrual irregularities peri menopause with breast tenderness! It also has a very low estrogen like effect which is generally not clinically significant! ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce estrogen in males because I have gynocomastia and I've read estrogen influences male breast tissue. ?

What are some ways to reduce estrogen in males because I have gynocomastia and I've read estrogen influences male breast tissue. ?

See your doctor: True gynecomastia with breast tissue in males is rare. It can be a side effect of taking certain drugs or having a hormonal imbalance. I would see your doctor to make sure this is breast tissue and to check the chemical and hormonal balance in your body. You may also want to check your weight, as that is a more common cause of gynecomastia in males. ...Read more

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When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?

When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?

I don't know: Which of your thousands of hormones you think need to be balanced. Correction of hypothyroidism with brand name T4 replacement normalizes your thyroid level and makes it like you didn't have a thyroid problem at all. After that, your other glands will respond as normally as they can. If you were entering into menopause, that process will continue naturally. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant and the areola on breast are very dark, is that normal?

18 weeks pregnant and the areola on breast are very dark, is that normal?

Yes: Increased pigmentation in various areas is common and normal. It will fade again 2 or 3 months after delivery. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

Still serious: Because your tubes are tied, you can't become infertile. But that's the only difference. The infection can still get up into the uterus and maybe part of your tubes (depending on where exactly they were tied), causing fever and pain. Gonorrea bacteria can get in the blood, causing systemic infection with a kind of arthritis and even life-threatening heart infections. Don't take it lightly! ...Read more

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Will using soybean milk can harm my fertility, breastfeeding feeding and monthly periods not married and my age is 25?

Will using soybean milk can harm my fertility, breastfeeding feeding and monthly periods not married and my age is 25?

No: Soybean milk is very nutritious and, although it is stated to have some estrogen like activity, it is not enough to interfere with normal reproduction. ...Read more

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Can taking progesterone during pregnancy affect the developing fetus negatively? Do pregnant women sometimes use progesterone or progestin?

Can taking progesterone during pregnancy affect the developing fetus negatively? Do pregnant women sometimes use progesterone or progestin?

Progesterone: Progesterone is sometimes prescribed in the first trimester for placental support. It is sometimes prescribed in the 2nd trimester for a short cervix. It also can be prescribed as shots for the prevention of preterm labor. ...Read more

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Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance hormones in women who is in the 30 thirties ? Also what are the signs that hormones are imbalance?

Not advised: You're wasting your money. Taking hormones, whether from a plant source (that's what phytosoy really is) or just plain estrogen is a bad idea. Your body knows how to balance your hormones far better than a company that makes herbal supplements. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. James Chapman
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more