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Normal Estradiol Levels In Women
Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?
OBGYN says blood hormone levels normal only elevated estrogen, not perimenopausal. Isn't estrogen dominance a sign of progesterone drop=perimenopause?
NOT: with one random test!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Questionable: Most don't assess these values following an embryo transfer the type of Progesterone may also affect these levels in general...For those taking im progesterone...Levels are greater than 30-50 (but this measures all types of progesterones that are not important vaginal forms give levels that are >15 and are the pure and the most important ones. ...Read more
Low progesterone during luteal phase, FSH, LH and estradiol normal. Why? I have an history of anorexia..
Relevance ? : Do you have regular periods? If so then love level of your progesterone during the luteal phase is not clinically useful information. If you are trying to get pregnant then perhaps your progesterone was checked to determine if ovulation occurred or not. If you are not ovulating then there are certain medications which can be given to induce ovulation ...Read more
Normal testosterone levels but slightly high androstenedione along with pcos. Do I have estrogen dominance?
Yes, but more comple: Pcos is associated with irregular ovulation. Infrequent or absent ovulation can lead to infrequent, irregular, or even heavy bleeding. Women with pcos may have difficulty conceiving, as ovulation doesn't regularly occur, but don't assume you can't get pregnant--either on your own--when you do ovulate, or with fertility treatments. ...Read more
I have estr/prog deficiency, thought it caused high lh. A blood test in diff cycle (luteal) showed normal estr/prog levels and still high lh. Why?
Repeat: Any time blood test abnormal, rule is repeat and think why. ...Read more
Testosterone: Testosterone causes some proliferation of the red cell precursors at puberty. I suspect this is the result of natural selection as early humans were hunter-gatherers. High hemoglobin improves aerobic fitness (ask a sports cheater), and allows faster running. Survival requires you run faster than the next guy when you're both being chased by a bear. ...Read more
Varies: For a woman in your twenties it varies where you may be in your cycle. For example, women postmenopausal have values ranging from 20-75 ng/dl. If you are having regular menstrual cycles it depends on if you are in the follicular stage where values are 35-250 ng/dl or luteal phase of your cycle where the vakues range from 30-235 ng/dl. Obviously the range for this test is broad. ...Read more
High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?
Hormone: Hcg is the hormone of pregnancy and made by the placenta. It is most commonly seen in pregnant women. In women with retained placenta they can still have HCG levels. Hcg levels can also be detected in certain tumors, like liver tumors, certain ovarian tumors and others, and if the person is taking HCG shots. ...Read more
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