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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?

Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?

Complex interaction: Gynecomastia can occur in hyperthyroidism due to an induced increase in peripheral aromatase activity leading to an increase in circulating estrogen levels, and thus decreased testosterone levels. Most of the estrogen in men is made from the peripheral conversion of testosterone and other androgens to estrogens. Other mechanisms are probably at play as well.

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Can the estrogen in birth control pills have caused my hyperthyroid to return to normal? I read estrogen blocks the production of thyroid hormone

Can the estrogen in birth control pills have caused my hyperthyroid to return to normal? I read estrogen blocks the production of thyroid hormone

Estrogen and thyroid: Unfortunately the two items can interact/interfere with each other and you need to get to your primary care doctor as soon as possible! It is likely that your doctor will refer you immediately to an Endocrinologist. Please let me know how things go.

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What is the relationship between thyroid hormone and estrogen? Why there's amenorrhoea in hyperthyroidism and menorrhagia in hypothyroidism?

What is the relationship between thyroid hormone and estrogen? Why there's amenorrhoea in hyperthyroidism and menorrhagia in hypothyroidism?

Thyroid and periods: With either hyper or hypothyroidism, there can be a wide variety of menstrual disorders. It is not just a matter of estrogen, the cycling of estrogen and Progesterone is usually thrown off.

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How to decrease estrogen levels?

How to decrease estrogen levels?

Don't: Estrogen levels should not be lowered. They are critical in a womans fertility, regular cyclicity and have many beneficial effects. If there is a specific condition that warrants suppression then there are many treatments, including lupron, (leuprolide) birth control pills and other methods. The question should be why do the estrogen levels need to be decreased?

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Is there a way to increase estrogen levels?

Is there a way to increase estrogen levels?

Estrogen: Besides medicine, use phytoestrogen & xenoestrogens, i.e., plant & animal food sources...

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What happens if you have too high of an estrogen level?

Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone producing ovarian tumor. You may be referring to a lack of ovulation with low Progesterone making estrogen dominate. Your gyn can evaluate.

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What kind of bags of chips don't raise estrogen levels??

What kind of bags of chips don't raise estrogen levels??

Chips: I do not think any bag of chips will raise your estrogen levels! What are your male hormone levels? Please let me know how things go!

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What are the obvious effects of having high estrogen levels?

Heavy periods: The symptoms of high estrogen or estrogen dominance are heavy periods with clots, irregular periods that are heavy, water retention, pms, large and tender breasts, growth of fibroids, high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines and severe cramps. These symptoms may also be from Progesterone deficiency.

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Are there high estrogen levels in birth control?

Depends what type u: Want to use, at your age I would start u on if you wnaned the pill loloestrin, it is the lowest one, only 10 mcg estrogen so it would be the safest combination pill at your age.

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How to Increase estrogen level and decrease Testosterone level.

How to Increase estrogen level and decrease Testosterone level.

Take estrogen: You can take supplementary estrogen but only if you are deficient in it. It is harder to suppress testosterone but if you really have such a condition, you need to consult an endocrinologist.

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Can estrogen levels be checked on day 22 of the menstrual cycle?

Not really: You could check it but there is no way to interpret the results. It is very rare to need to check estrogen levels in a young woman.

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How to treat very low progesterone level and high estrogen levels?

How to treat very low progesterone level and high estrogen levels?

Nothing: My guess is the hormones levels were just drawn at the early part of the cycle, which is exactly what you would expect to see at that time. If the hormones were drawn late in the cycle, the result would be the opposite. Probably does not need any treatment at all.

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Four days after embryo transfer the estrogen level is 950. Is this normal?

Four days after embryo transfer the estrogen level is 950. Is this normal?

Not sure: Generally, nine days after an embryo transfer, you draw your blood for a HCG level. Most clinics do not measure estrogen. If the results are low, it is generally indicative that you may not be pregnant. At our clinic, even if the levels are low, we repeat them in 3-4 days, "just to be sure". Sometimes, but not often, low e2 or HCG levels can result in a good pregnancy. Good luck.

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Hi is there any possible link between vitamin B12 and a bit high estrogen levels?

Hi is there any possible link between vitamin B12 and a bit high estrogen levels?

Nothing definitive: A few studies have been done which show influence in both directions: post-menopausal women who took vitamin B12 (and other) supplements showed increased estradiol levels. Women with surgical removal of uterus/ovaries were given estradiol and showed increased B12 levels! The exact connection is unclear. Eat a balanced diet including meat/dairy products; vegetarians may need B12 supplements.

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What is the best way to increase estrogen levels in my body without taking birth control?

What is the best way to increase estrogen levels in my body without taking birth control?

Why do you ask: If you are having period problems (such as missing your periods) and your estrogen levels have been tested and are too low, you need to address the cause. Causes can include: being underweight, too much exercise, or an eating disorder or other medical problems. Your body is giving you a message, and you must listen to it. There are no foods or other ways to increase the levels.

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What should the ratio be between your estrogen and progesterone levels be after ovulation?

Higher estrogen: You estrogen level in general should be much higher than your Progesterone levels. Normal estrogen levels are about 150-300 and normal Progesterone levels are about 10-25.

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

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