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Doctor insights on: Normal Estrogen Levels In Postmenopausal Women

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For postmenopausal women, why is it dangerous to go back on estrogen patch after being off it for 3 years (unopposed estrogen patch, tiny dose)?

For postmenopausal women, why is it dangerous to go back on estrogen patch after being off it for 3 years (unopposed estrogen patch, tiny dose)?

Controversy: Recent keeps study suggests timing is key to use of estrogen/progesterone in menopause. Even a tiny dose of unopposed estrogen is not recommended if you still have your uterus (did not have hysterectomy) since this can/will increase risk of uterine cancer. Progesterone protects against this. Evidence is clear that estrogen doesn't help prevent much if you start 10yrs post-menopause. You're inbtwn. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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The presence of estrogen in females is it a risk factor or protection of uti! What I read, the postmenopausal and young female both @ high risk of uti!

The presence of estrogen in females is it a risk factor or protection of uti! What I read, the postmenopausal and young female both @ high risk of uti!

UTI risk: Both are at risk but for completely different reasons. The post-menopausal women is at risk because of low-estrogen related atrophic urethritis. The young women because of increased sexual frequency. ...Read more

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Drug interactions of estrogen & testosterone if postmenopausal?

Drug interactions of estrogen & testosterone if postmenopausal?

Why testosterone?: Do you mean interactions between the two or between e and t and other drugs? First of all, it is not recommended that women take testosterone at all. Re: estrogen and other drugs- it can affect the levels of other drugs that circulate in the blood bound to proteins, like levothyroxine and warfarin. ...Read more

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How does an estrogen increase or cause postmenopausal cancer?

How does an estrogen increase or cause postmenopausal cancer?

Cell growth: Any chemical that promotes cell growth may be involved in carcinogenesis. Estrogen is a natural growth promoter. ...Read more

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Can postmenopausal estrogen deficiency make your pelvic organ prolapse look worse than it really is?

Can postmenopausal estrogen deficiency make your pelvic organ prolapse look worse than it really is?

No: Not directly. This prolapse is a condition generally requiring surgery and occurs in older women (particularly those with multiple past pregnancies. The age of the patients explains the concurrence of estogen deficiency!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

Menopause: Hormone levels start to drop around or after menopause. No specific value can be given because every woman is different. Focus on proper health (calcium and vitamin d) during this time than for an actual hormone value. That will keep you young and healthy. ...Read more

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What are the normal ranges for estrogen levels for a 25 yr old female?

What are the normal ranges for estrogen levels for a 25 yr old female?

Variable: The estrogen level will depend on which part of the menstrual cycle you are in, if you are menstruating. If not, it will be low. If on hormonal contraception it will depend on what kind. It will also depend on the lab procedure used. You need to check the lab normals for your personal situation. ...Read more

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What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

Let me explain: The normal range of estrogen varies depending upon the patient's age.
A female aged 30 to 39 will average a level of 210 pg/ml.
Progesterone levels vary considerably from cycle to cycle and woman to woman.
The middle of the second half of the cycle Progesterone in a non-pregnant patient is 8 to 10, but can be high as 20 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Depends: The normal levels are determined by the lab doing the test. They method they use effects the way the test results are reported. Even more important, the timing of the test relative to the menstrual cycle has a large impact on the amount of estrogen she is producing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for female to ve low estrogen but normal pb TSH and FSH levels in blood? Or is FSH another name of estrogen?

Is it possible for female to ve low estrogen but normal pb TSH and FSH levels in blood? Or is FSH another name of estrogen?

Yes and no: Estradiol the most common estrogen is a hormone produced in the ovary in the cells which surround the egg. Levels are low early in the cycle fluctuate quite a bit and peak before ovulation. Fsh is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland near the brain and it stimulates eggs to grow. Fsh levels get very high with menopause. Tsh is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland. Pb is lead. ...Read more

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Insomnia. Postmenopausal. Blood test says FSH 164, Lh 44.6, total estrogens 69, progesterone 0.4. Any of these levels cause the insomnia or anxiety?

Insomnia. Postmenopausal. Blood test says FSH 164, Lh 44.6, total estrogens 69, progesterone 0.4. Any of these levels cause the insomnia or anxiety?

Menopause: Insomnia and menopause can be linked together! . By definition, no period for about a year means one is most likely through menopause. Symptoms can continue. There would be no reason though to follow labs as you outlined after the year. ...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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Which test should I go for to see if my estrogen levels are normal?

Which test should I go for to see if my estrogen levels are normal?

Estrogen: Before you go and get your estrogen level measured you should know whether your periods are regular or not. If they are be grateful. If not see your gynecologist. ...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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Does maca root help womens estrogen levels rise?

Does maca root help womens estrogen levels rise?

MACA: Some studies have shown that it has no effect on sex hormone levels, including lh, fsh, prolactin, 17-oh progesterone, testosterone, or estradiol. Some claims it improves fertility that is why companies have taken comercial interest in it. ...Read more

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Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

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