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Doctor insights on: Large Ovarian Cysts But Estradiol Level Is Low

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Does prolactin level of 18 suggest pituitary tumour? Ive low T but normal FSH and LH. Low sperm count. Is 18 which is the high normal indicate tumour?

Does prolactin level of 18 suggest pituitary tumour? Ive low T but normal FSH and LH. Low sperm count. Is 18 which is the high normal indicate tumour?

No: Folks with pituitary tumors normally have much more abnormal values. I would not be worried about pituitary tumor with the symptoms and lab values you describe. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Ovarian cyst: If you have a large ovarian cyst this needs to be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if needs to be removed or if it is likely to resolve on its own. The term cervical cyst is unclear in meaning. An Obgyn should evaluate this to determine if further work up is needed. Neither of these would lead one to suspect a hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Adrendal gland hormone levels high. Mass and one gland removed but levels still high. Any ideas of possible reason?

Adrendal gland hormone levels high. Mass and one gland removed but levels still high. Any ideas of possible reason?

What hormone?: Hi. We need more information. Was the hormone in the adrenalin (epinephrine) family? That's more likely than cortisol or aldosterone, alt hose those are possible too. Without more info, can't help much. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat high LH in pcos? All hormones est, test, prog, dh, sb, and ovary size, insulin normal. Corp leut once saw with many cysts but not always.

How to treat high LH in pcos? All hormones est, test, prog, dh, sb, and ovary size, insulin normal. Corp leut once saw with many cysts but not always.

You don't: Goal of treatment is not to treat high lh. It is to regulate the periods in women not trying to get pregnant, help with fertility in women who are, improve Insulin resistance and treat excess hair growth and hair loss and prevention of diabetes and high chol. High lh is just a marker that pcos may be present but is not used for diagnosis. ...Read more

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23 yrsmri pelvis showed lots of follicles in ovaries. Excessive hair growth. Elevated serum prolactin. Slightly high dhea. Very painful period. Pcod?

23 yrsmri pelvis showed lots of follicles in ovaries. Excessive hair growth. Elevated serum prolactin. Slightly high dhea. Very painful period. Pcod?

Possibly: Pcos does not cause prolactin to be elevated. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your lab results who can also factor in your medical history and physical exam. The rest of your presentation does seem like pcos. ...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

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All hormones in range, pcos on ultrasound and lh:fsh is 3:1. Shbg, dhea, test, estro all normal. Prog lev. In luteal as if follicu. Stage. What is it?

All hormones in range, pcos on ultrasound and lh:fsh is 3:1. Shbg, dhea, test, estro all normal. Prog lev. In luteal as if follicu. Stage. What is it?

PCOS and ovulation: The labs suggest you have pcos and are not ovulating regularly. You may take Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara to get you to ovulate consistently. If the oral medications aren't successful, you may need to consider injectable medications or ivf as an alternative. Depending on other parameters, you may also benefit from using metformin or some measure to reduce your Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Pelvic pain, low progesterone levels, ovarian cysts, what is wrong with me?

Hard to say..: These may not be related to each other. Many things can cause pelvic pain, if you have large ovarian cysts (>4cm) they may be the cause, but smaller ones less likely to cause pain.Low prog levels (&small ov cysts) are both normal during certain phases of menstrual cycle. But low prog can cause mood sx, anxiety, sleep disturbances. If you have these natural Progesterone tx may help. ...Read more

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Very low LH and FSH levels after partial hysterectomy at 35--why is that?

Very low LH and FSH levels after partial hysterectomy at 35--why is that?

Normal: If your ovaries were left in place, you are not in menopause, which is confirmed by low FSH and lh. A partial hysterectomy in medical terms means removal of the uterus but not the cervix. Complete hysterectomy means removal of uterus and cervix. Removing the ovaries is separate. ...Read more

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Can chronic high LH from pcos cause breast underdevelopment via low estradiol and no ovulation meaning no progest? Cycles 36-51 days. Normal testost.

Can chronic high LH from pcos cause breast underdevelopment via low estradiol and no ovulation meaning no progest? Cycles 36-51 days. Normal testost.

PCOS: It is true that you need a proper balance of estrogen and Progesterone to achieve normal breast development in a women. However, there are other factors affectiing the breasts including the hormones prolactin and growth hormone. It is true that there is increased lh in pcos but this usually increases testosterone (one of the hallmarks of pcos). ...Read more

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I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?

I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?

Yes.: Medication, surgery, or even radiation. Medication sometimes fails and surgery can lead to other issues and even affect vision. Some of these tumors are not resectable fully with out causing issue(s). Once the lesion is controlled, the key is having the situation reviewed by your endocrinologist to see what needs to be done to allow normal fertility. ...Read more

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Is PCOS or non classic CAH?FSH/LH are 1:3 ratio Testosteron Androstenedion 17Oh Progesteron are high Cortizol DHEA-S SHBG PROLACTIN Normal ACTH low

ACTH stimulation: If you have features of both problems, the male hormone levels and menstrual irregularities and infertility are the hallmarks of a diagnosis of PCOS. What does your Endo or Gyne/Endo say about this ? Ask them for answers, which may include an ACTH stim test to see how your pituitary axis is functioning to start with, followed by more adrenal function testing... ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?

Swollen breasts: Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain and it tells the breasts to produce milk for the infant. If the woman is not just post-pregnant there are pituitary tumors which can cause prolactin secretion. These have to be worked up. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?

Blood tests: best to start with getting prolactin level and take it from there. Balance between prolactin, LH, FSH and other hormones is critical for normal female physiology. Discuss with your doc preferably a gynecologist ...Read more

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Low Testostorone, low free T, low SBGH, normal LH, FSH, and TSH. Had increase in T with clomid (clomiphene). Does this rule out pituitary / hypothalamus problem?

Low Testostorone, low free T, low SBGH, normal LH, FSH, and TSH. Had increase in T with clomid (clomiphene). Does this rule out pituitary / hypothalamus problem?

Here are some ...: Congratulate for improving T with Clomid, (clomiphene) but need to correlate T-level with clinical low-T-related Sx. This indicates HPT(hypothalamus-pituitary-testicular) axis still functions but suggests some dysfunction in hypothalamus, which has been observed in those having taken CNS-effecting drugs such as opiates for a long duration. Nonetheless, you're in best possible care and continue its use. Best .. ...Read more

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My Testosterone, Thyriod, DHEA-s, 17- OHP, Cortisol, Prolactin & BP are normal level. But my Androstenedione is very high. What could this indicate?

My Testosterone, Thyriod, DHEA-s, 17- OHP, Cortisol, Prolactin & BP are normal level. But my Androstenedione is very high. What could this indicate?

Hard to tell: One would expect the T levels to be elevated as well. I am not sure what very high means. Sometimes in polycystic ovarian syndrome androstenedione is elevated. The fact that DHEAS, T are normal is reassuring. I would suggest talking with your ordering physician about this so that they can determine how significant this result really is. ...Read more

Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
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Estradiol Level (Definition)

Estradiol is the main estrogen produced by the ovary. The level is a laboratory measurement of estradiol. This level will fluctuate during a menstrual cycle and ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more