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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Does desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) help with excess male hormones ? Weight, loss acne, etc.

Does desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) help with excess male hormones ? Weight, loss acne, etc.

Yes: If not ovulating regularly the ovary produces more male hormones adding hair and acne? It is weight neutral. It helps the skin by stopping excess ovarian testosterone and the estrogen gets metabolized into certain protiens which bind up testosterone in the blood so less is available to react with he skin. If u have irregular periods w/high weight metformin may help the wt loss efforts.Lk up pcos. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

Typically : Typically testosterone is going to increase not decrease your acne problems. This is why young male teenagers become acne prone during early teen years with puberty. I would suggest meeting with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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How will a small dose of Aldactone (spironolactone) affect my estrogen and progesterone while in perimenopause? I have acne and facial hair and pms.

How will a small dose of Aldactone (spironolactone) affect my estrogen and progesterone while in perimenopause? I have acne and facial hair and pms.

Aldactone (spironolactone): Aldactone (spironolactone) has antiandrogenic effect so helps with facial hair and acne. It also has Progesterone like effects so can cause more menstrual irregularities peri menopause with breast tenderness! It also has a very low estrogen like effect which is generally not clinically significant! ...Read more

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What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

Lots: Many hormones regulate reproduction. Fsh and LH help to grow and mature the eggs. Tsh (thryoid hormone system) and prolactin (milk hormones) help regulate the environment of ovulation. Male hormones such as testosterone and dheas affect ovulation and implantation. This is just the beginning. ...Read more

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Can progesterone pills be taken instead of an estrogen-drospirenone bcp like yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to treat estrogen dominance and acne in a skinny girl with pcos?

Can progesterone pills be taken instead of an estrogen-drospirenone bcp like yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to treat estrogen dominance and acne in a skinny girl with pcos?

Estrogen is better: Because pcos (which can cause acne) is a relative imbalance if estrogen & testosterone, the estrogen in ocp's can be more helpful while still protecting against pregnancy. Pcos can have serious long-term health consequences so it should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

Levels Decrease: As the body ages, the levels of these hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes in your body. For a long description of the role and importance of these two hormones, visit: http://doctorscotts.Com/bioidentical-hormones.Php hope this answers your question! ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid help with acne and androgens?

Does fertilaid help with acne and androgens?

Since no body: knows what's really in it there's no way to answer -- however, it almost certainly is a waste of money with no potential value except to the manufacturer. Don't get your medical information from friends tv or the internet scams, ...Read more

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How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

Significant: Ocp's lower the testosterone level by suppressing the ovaries and allowing many of the cysts to resolve (each cyst in pco produces testosterone in addition to estrogen). An anti-androgen such as spironolactone serves to block the testosterone receptors and does not affect the actual level of testosterone. ...Read more

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Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more

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What hormones are needed to produce breast enlargement in males? Trans-gendered male wanting femine breasts; am type 1 diabetic; other wise healthy.

What hormones are needed to produce breast enlargement in males? Trans-gendered male wanting femine breasts; am type 1 diabetic; other wise healthy.

A : A doctor called an endocrinologist (hormone specialist) will be able to help you with this issue. The hormone estrogen is used for this purpose. Estrogen is given to the patient desiring female breasts to bring their level of estrogen to that of a woman. Please know that this treatment can cause serious health problems, such as tumors, heart attacks and blood clots, therefore an experienced doctor needs to be the one supervising this treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Yes: Most acne is actually tied up with the hormones. The real question is, "if i'm a woman, do I show other signs of too many male hormones? Male or female, do I show other signs of cushingism?" if yet, get worked up. In any case, acne's manageble with scientific rx. Good luck. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more