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Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Numbness/ menopause: These symptoms are not the usually ones associated with low estrogen. Numbness in hands and feet may be a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Other conditions can also cause this. It is vaital that you see your physician for examinations to evaluate your situation and then advise you on proper treatment. ...Read more

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What affects do having low estrogen have?

What affects do having low estrogen have?

Many: Low estrogen may affect the overall sense of wellbeing that you may or may not have. Lack of estrogen may give you "hot flashes", vaginal dryness, libido changes, sleep disorders, anxiety sensation, depression, changes in skin, mood and overall sense of wellness. Depending on your overall health, medications, and other issues, you very well can get help. Get a good eval by pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have low estrogen levels?

How could i tell if I have low estrogen levels?

Blood / symptoms: Your symptoms and a simple blood test can tell your doctor if you have low estrogen levels. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low estrogen in girls?

What are the symptoms of low estrogen in girls?

No symptoms: Before they begin their period, girls have menopausal levels of estrogen, but have no symptoms. Once a girl begins having periods, her estrogen may rise and fall erratically for 1-2 years before stabilizing. Around the age of 16, a young woman should have fairly regular cycles. If they are particularly light, or they don't happen at all, she should be evaluated for low estrogen. ...Read more

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Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Yes: Hi. Yes, loss of estrogen is one of the hallmarks of menopause, and why estrogen/progestin replacement (if uterus in place) or estrogen replacement (if hysterectomized) is beneficial for postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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What does low estrogen and estriol levels signify? I'm 39 healthy female.

What does low estrogen and estriol levels signify? I'm 39 healthy female.

Just remember:: The timing of when the labs were drawn is of critical importance in interpreting them. During the first week after menses (or during the menses or right before menses, the estrogen levels will be very low- and that is normal). Ideally, hormone levels are checked on day 21-23 of menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Low estrogen? Was surprised to be told by my dr that my estrogen was low. Been gaining weight recently & had associated that w/high estrogen.

Weight gain: There are many causes to weight gain, the most simplistic being caloric intake greater than caloric expenditure. Estrogen in & of itself is not at the root cause of weight gain. We expect lower estrogen as women approach menopause. We often check thyroid function (TSH) hoping for easy fix. Given all the studies re this diet & that diet, weight gain/loss is impossible to answer in 400 characters ...Read more

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Breasts shrinking. Am i low in estrogen?

Breasts shrinking. Am i low in estrogen?

Shrinking breasts: Breast growth depends primarily on Estrogens as a result after menopause breast tissue decreases at your age if u have regular periods then unlikely to have low Estrogens a more serious consequence of low estrogen is decreased bone mass. ...Read more

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What can you do about low estrogen?

What can you do about low estrogen?

Low estrogen.: I presume you are a woman. If so you are at the stage of going in to menopause. Please see a gynecologist as soon as you can and you will be pleasantly surprised how things will be better for you. ...Read more

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What is a low estrogen level at 40?

What is a low estrogen level at 40?

Varies: Estrogen levels fall at menopause. This is a natural transition for all women between ages 40 and 55. The decline in estrogen can happen abruptly in younger women whose ovaries are removed. The "normal" level of Estrogens in premenopausal women depend on what part of the cycle they (typically estradiol) are measured as well as the different labs that are used. ...Read more

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Help, what to do about low estrogen?

How do you know: your estrogen level is low? Discuss w/your physician. This is too complicated and you haven't given enough information to receive help over the internet. ...Read more

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How can low estrogen affect sex in women?

How can low estrogen affect sex in women?

It dose efect it: To begin with, estrogen is associated with sex drive in women. Estrogen plays a somewhat analagous role to testosterone in males. It dose inhance the sex drive ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

Periods: Menopause is a time when the ovaries stopped producing estrogen. The symptoms of hot flashes, pain with intercourse, and droopy breasts. In women of reproductive age, the symptoms may be different. Very light periods, lack of periods, or shrinking breasts can be clues. You can determine low estrogen by a blood test (lh, fsh, estradiol) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and a week before. ...Read more

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What would cause a young women to have low estrogen?

Premature ovarian: Failure, or a problem in the hypothalamus or pituitary that leads to decreased estrogen stimulation. In some cases, extreme exercise, particularly with weight loss such as seen in an eating disorder, can also cause this. Ingestion of anabolics can do this as well. Less commonly, a prolactin secreting pituitary tumor can do the same thing. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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When is estrogen high in a 35 year old ?And when is it low?

When is estrogen high in a 35 year old ?And when is it low?

Early part of period: A woman's estrogen is highest just prior to ovulation at around days 12-13 of their cycle. It is lowest during a women's menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low estrogen levels in women under 20?

What are the causes of low estrogen levels in women under 20?

Many : Not ovulating, premature ovarian failure, turners syndrome and many other conditions. If you know someone with symptoms of low estrogen levels then have them seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with low estrogen levels?

What symptoms are typically associated with low estrogen levels?

Varies: Hot flushes vaginal dryness decreaed libido night sweats chills emotional symptoms dry skin talk to your family doctor or gyn about measuring your estrogen levels as well as thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes very low estrogen levels in women aged 20-30 years old?

Pituitary/ovarian: As always, a thorough history and physical exam by a medical doctor is a must. The pituitary gland stimulates the ovaries to produce estrogen so there might be a problem with the pituitary gland (located in the brain) or the ovaries may not be producing adequate estrogen. Some common causes are eating disorders, excessive exercise and excessive stress. ...Read more

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The effects of low estrogen level? Is 71 considered low for a 46 y/o woman?

The effects of low estrogen level? Is 71 considered low for a 46 y/o woman?

Don't know which: Estrogen test you had done, whether it was urine or blood, and what the units were, so it is very difficult to comment. Check with your local doc who should also be familiar with you. ...Read more

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What happens when a women is low on estrogen? Im so curious.. How does she get it up?

What happens when a women is low on estrogen?  Im so curious..  How does she get it up?

Please Clarify: I can think of no common reason for any eighteen year old female to even think for one moment about her estrogen level. Please help us understand the context of your question. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms or signs of low estrogen levels and how can I begin to seek help?

Varies: Hot flushes vaginal dryness decreaed libido night sweats chills emotional symptoms dry skin talk to your family doctor or gyn about measuring your estrogen levels as well as thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely ?

Low estrogen: Your periods should help you decide if you have low estrogen or not. If you have periods regularly your estrogen should not be low. For completeness please discuss this with your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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I was wondering if a teen has low estrogen levels will they develop all the womanly qualities once the estrogen is introduced?

Low Estrogen: Estrogen levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle. If periods are absent, a good first step is to check for pregnancy, then try Progesterone withdrawal. If a bleed occurs, estrogen is likely ok. If no bleed, FSH levels are checked. If high, consider ovarian failure, if low hypothalamic hypogonadism due to stress, exercise, anorexia, or genetics could be the cause. Bcpills may be advised. ...Read more

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Will having low estrogen now pose a problem for when i want to conceive?

Depends: It really depends why. If the problem is with the ovaries themselves then it is likely to be a major problem. If the low estrogen is from the brain and pituitary not signalling your hormones well, then easy to fix. If you think you have an issue you would not want to waste time being evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be low in progesterone 1 wk then low estrogen the next?

Is it possible to be low in progesterone 1 wk then low estrogen the next?

Yes: Yes, your hormones can vary over the month especially if you have been under stress. You could start the month out with your estrogen levels low, and then at the end of your cycle your Progesterone could be low. ...Read more

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