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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long should I take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

How long should I take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

A while.: Hard to say. I am not sure if you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid but in either case. Thyroid disease is not generally a passing thing. This will require meds for a while. Levels should normalize in a few weeks. ...Read more

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What happens to estrogen levels if you stop getting your period, but used to have normal periods?

What happens to estrogen levels if you stop getting your period, but used to have normal periods?

It's all estrogen!: Most of the time, if you've stopped having menstrual periods, your estrogen levels are below 40. Menopause is the most common reason, but certainly is not the only reason for absent periods. Hormone evaluations are a must in this situation. ...Read more

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What happens if all the woman in your family have small breasts does that mean, low estrogen levels run in the family?

What happens if all the woman in your family have small breasts does that mean, low estrogen levels run in the family?

Not estrogen: Assuming there are no menstrual irregularities, then it is likely just they way you are built. Unrelated to hormones. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran?

Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran?

ROMA test.: 44F of unknown medical Hx asks: Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran? ANS: Have no idea what a ROMA test is. Abbreviations are dangerous in Medicine. Best to ask the Dr who ordered test as knows you much better than we do from the information you gave. ...Read more

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If I have not had a hysterectomy, will soy lecithin granules effect my estrogen levels in a negative way? (1tbsp per day)

If I have not had a hysterectomy, will soy lecithin granules effect my estrogen levels in a negative way? (1tbsp per day)

No: Oral intake of soy products is not likely to effect your overall hormonal balance. Not sure why you would want to take this supplement though? ...Read more

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Anyone can advice how to reduce the man boobs? Or lower the estrogen level? I now have man boobs and they look ugly. Plz advise

Anyone can advice how to reduce the man boobs? Or lower the estrogen level? I now have man boobs and they look ugly. Plz advise

Find the cause: First, you should see an endocrinologist and find out if its medications or something else that's causing the condition and if the condition can be treated. If the condition can't be addressed in a nonsurgical manner than gynecomastia surgery is the only option. My our plastic surgeon will determine the best approach.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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On new testosterone med. This one is compounded with a built in estrogen blocker. Is this a safe and effective strategy for upping levels?

On new testosterone med. This one is compounded with a built in estrogen blocker. Is this a safe and effective strategy for upping levels?

Not FDA Approved: What you describe is not fda approved. Although estrogen blockers have been looked at to decrease risk of increased estrogen in men on higher dose testosterone they are not without risk. They can increase risk of blood clot and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Do women with pcos have high estrogen levels or low estrogen? I've heard it's usually high but somewhere it's mentioned that the levels are low.

Do women with pcos have high estrogen levels or low estrogen? I've heard it's usually high but somewhere it's mentioned that the levels are low.

Pcos: Women with pcos more frequently have higher estrogen levels. The problem however is compounded by an excess of androgen hormones e.g. Testosterone that causes many problems. Also women with pcos tend to develop hyperinsulinism that make matters much worse. Pcos requires careful medical attention to maintain health. ...Read more

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