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Male To Female Hormones Before And After
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
Their levels: Both males and females make estrogen and testosterone. Females make much more estrogen leading to female physical characteristics (breast development, body shape, etc) whereas males make much more testosterone leading to their physical characteristics (male pattern hair, muscle mass, etc). Also, women produce Progesterone as a consequence of ovulation and lots during pregnancy. ...Read more
Go to Doctor: The transition from male to female needs to be done under the careful supervision of a doctor specializing in transgender medicine. Do not use home made hormones or hormones off the internet. ...Read more
I'm a transgender male looking for a female hormones, my question is can I take more than one hormone? And what is the female hormon for femenine body
Stick with doctor...: Managing transgender requires a solid dedication of patient and doctor with a close followup & monitoring on a lifelong basis. For M to F transgender, he needs androgen blockers and estrogen. For more on transgenderism, go to http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/856234#vp_2. Online care does not suffice to provide optimal transgender care. ...Read more
I'm a male looking for female hormones to become more femine looking! I've always felt like I was a genetic girl?
Need to see a dr -: If you feel this way, you will probably need to start with a psychiatrist to do a thorough evaluation and help ensure that hormones or surgical treatment are appropriate to treat this feeling. I don't think any doctors would feel comfortable prescribing these without a psychiatric consultation first. There are centers for pts who want to do gender reassignment with expertise in treating this. ...Read more
Can testostetone change into female hormones in the male body when given the pellets by your doctor?
To an extent: Excess amounts of testosterone given to a male can be metabolized into estradiol. This is particularly the case in overweight or obese men, because it is the fat cells that metabolise testosterone into estradiol. This is also why men on Testosterone therapy need to take an aromatase inhibitor like arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more
Why is bioidentical compounded testosterone covered for men by insurance but few female hormones mostly synthetic and no compounded ones for Women are?
It's a Mystery: One of my greatest frustrations in caring for patients is dealing with insurance coverages. Not only are their discrepancies between sexes but every year they change forcing us to treat the patient with what is covered and not what is best for them. Another example is Breast Reconstruction is covered after breast cancer but testicular prosthesis is not covered after testicular cancer. Mind Boggling ...Read more
See below: Basically men and woman have the same hormones but in different proportions. The body always wants to be in balance. When it s not you get abnormalities like hot flash, night sweat, painful periods, etc. In a elementary since when people say female hormones they mean estrogen and when they say male hormones they mean testosterone, but there are so many more hormones. ...Read more
Avoid: The natural thing is to leave your hormones alone; they're probably balanced perfectly as is. If you have problems, get evaluated by your doctor and get it diagnosed and treated properly. Don't take some store-bought or internet junk that you don't know what it is or what it's supposed to do. Won't help you and could harm you. Don't get medical info from friends, tv, or the internet. ...Read more
Hormones: You should not take more female hormones until you have seen your doctor about this! ...Read more
Authorized pharmacy: Dear NSteinberg, I am not sure I can understand completely your question. Female hormones are considered a medication and because they can potentially have important side/adverse effects, they should be taken under the supervision of a physician. I would recommend avoiding over-the-counter products containing these hormones, since this industry is not well regulated. I am sorry I can't help more ...Read more
Do you need to?: Hi. Have you had your ovaries removed? Do you have premature menopause? Turner's syndrome? Etc? You have not told us why, at age 35, you NEED to increase your estrogens, or if they're even low! Without that info, it's difficult (and irresponsible) to make recommendations. ...Read more
Depends: "female hormones" as well as other steroids can affect the sperm and male fertility. Some of those effects can be of short duration and reversible while others can have a long term effect. Ideally you should have a baseline semen analysis and hormone tests and have a follow up with a urologist or a fertility specialist. New sperm is produce on average every ~ 3 so it could take time to see result. ...Read more
Could be: In perimenopause and menopause, the thermostat for women seems to be "reset". Small changes in the ambient temperature, spicy foods, stress, or wine may trigger hot flashes. On the other hand, other medical problems such as thyroid dysfunction, infections, or lymphoma, can also trigger temperature fluctuations, so check with your doctor if you are too young or too old for menopause. ...Read more
Experienced surgeon: I am hoping you have been taking female hormones with the supervision of a medical doctor, preferably an endocrinologist who specializes in gender reassignment hormone therapy. Such a specialist may help guide you to a surgeon that is experienced in gender reassignment surgeries. Also you could search online and make sure the chosen surgeon has a lot of experience and has done many such surgeries ...Read more
Is it possible for a man to regain his fertility after his discontinued usage of female hormones?
Qualified: I'm going to qualify the question by changing the content by saying can male fertility return after stopping male hormones such as Anabolic steroids ie testosterone. Granted that the male had normal sperm parameters prior to these anabolic steroids, yes usually male fertility returns to normal limits after stopping the medications. ...Read more
What?: What are "homemade" estrogens? Digest is a gastrointestinal term indicating breakdown in the stomach and/or intestine. Hormones are metabolized in the blood stream, liver and other organs. If you mean estrogen produced normally in a female, it is metabolized in a normal fashion depending upon levels, hepatic function, other meds, etc. ...Read more
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