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Hyperthyroidism And Estrogen Levels
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
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
What is the relationship between thyroid hormone and estrogen? Why there's amenorrhoea in hyperthyroidism and menorrhagia in hypothyroidism?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What happens to estrogen levels if you stop getting your period, but used to have normal periods?
On amethia lo, had a hormone test done and estrogen levels were high. Is this normal while on this pill?
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
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
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
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
What r the reference #s for estrogen levels for f after hyst with only ovaries. The #s I hav r normal menstrating f. My level is 150.
Call the lab:
The lab has reference normals.
Should be a phone number on lab report document or from ordering docs office. ...Read more
On new testosterone med. This one is compounded with a built in estrogen blocker. Is this a safe and effective strategy for upping levels?
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