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Male To Female Hormone Changes
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
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
Rarely given to men: Estrogen should not generally be given as hormone therapy to men. Exceptions are (very mrarely) treatment of advanced prostate cancer, or male to female trangender patients. I would expect estrogen to decrease horniness as testosterone is the most important hormone for male sex drive, and most men have much more testosterone than estrogen in their blood (a 10:1 ratio or higher is normal). ...Read more
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Male to Female: Hormonal treatment for changing gender is very complicated. Before a physician is allowed to start that hormonal treatment, the patient needs to have an official clearance from a mental health specialist in gender issues. Then and only then, the hormone therapy begins. There are specific protocols to be followed, with lots of monitoring. High doses of estrogen would be needed ultimately. ...Read more
Is masturbation is responsible for any changes in growth hormone or sex hormones in the teen years?
Very unlikely: As you also need the underlying breast tissue to produce milk. ...Read more
A 40 yr old male with testosterone & cortisol deficiences oestradiol level is 665 (Ref: 10-40 pg/ml) Could pituitary adenoma increase male oestrogen?
Perhaps: You have real issues with the estrogen level that you are walking around with, you are at very high risk of stroke and heart attack. Yes, a pituitary tumors, such as a prolactinoma is a very strong possiblity. If you have not already done so, you need to see endocrinologist and you need an MRI of your brain to check your pituitary gland. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why ?: To start with, any such hormones would be by prescription only. Medical boards require a patient relationship, records, exam & recent vital signs plus a defined reason for their use. Failure to do so could lead to loss or restriction of their license. If you are female, extra won't grow you extra. If male, you would need to be in a program that included close monitoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a biological female who identifies as male produce male pheromones from testosterone injections or another way? I'm ftm and want girls to like me
No: Haven't heard of that happening in real life to humans. ...Read more
Anabolic steroids: I'm going to assume that your question means you're taking anabolic steroids. You wouldn't have to worry about blocking estrogen if you weren't. Why complicate your life even further by adding in another illicit drug? You have already put yourself at risk and probably shortened your life. Isn't it time to stop? ...Read more
Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.
It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It's unlikely the teenager's behavior could be hormonal. Though it wouldn't be unreasonable to have his levels checked along with chromosomes and a thorough physical by his physician. ...Read more
30 and 50: Everyone's fertility is a little different, but it is possible to detect about a 10% decline in fertility rates in women around age 32. By age 35 a woman's fertility is half that at age 20. For men the effect happens later, around age 50-60. Differences in health history have significant effects on this, so check with your doctor for your personal fertility evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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