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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis In Premenopausal Women

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Can woman in their thirties have osteoporosis; before menopause?

Can woman in their thirties have osteoporosis; before menopause?

Yes: Estrogen deprivation (you've had your ovaries removed or they don't work) or exposure to certain medicines (eg, anti-psychotics, seizure medicines, steroids) can cause osteoporosis in women in their 30's. However, if you haven't been estrogen deprived or exposed to toxic medicines it's unlikely. Most women lose maximal bone mass within 3 years of after menopause. An xray test can determine risk. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Can women in their thirties have osteopenia?

Can women in their thirties have osteopenia?

Yes: Poor calcium intake, multiple pregnancies, smoking, alcohol intake, and premature ovarian failure may cause osteopenia earlier than usual. ...Read more

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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

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Why is breast cancer more common in menopausal women?

Why is breast cancer more common in menopausal women?

Great Question!: ...Unfortunately, not so great answer. We know that breast cancer incidence increases with age but we don't know why. We believe that cancer occurs when a cell is unable to correct a defect in its dna--perhaps this ability is diminished as we age, or the long-term effects of the "toxins" that contribute to breast cancer development are cumulative in nature. ...Read more

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How likely is ovarian cancer in premenopausal women?

How likely is ovarian cancer in premenopausal women?

Less under age of 40: Incidence is less in premenopausal woman, but not immune at any age, most common after the age of 40. ...Read more

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Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Varies: Estrogen levels vary between women and they vary all the time within the same women. There is a generally accepted range based on the time of the menstrual cycle. Women 12 year old woman have higher peak estrogen levels than 40 year old woman and vice versa. So that is a difficult question to answer and may not be as important as why levels change. ...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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Can an oopherectomy reduce breast cancer recurrence in premenopausal women?

Can an oopherectomy reduce breast cancer recurrence in premenopausal women?

YES for ER positive: Oopherectomy has been proven to reduce recurrence in estrogen-receptor positive pre-menopausal women. Prior to tamoxifen, it was a commonly used treatment for metastatic disease and is now known to reduce recurrence in high-risk premenopausal hormone-receptor positive breast cancer, even without the use of other endocrine therapies. ...Read more

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Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

No: There have been many studies that have compared tamoxifen to placebo, demonstrating it's effectiveness treating breast cancer; none of these studies, to my knowledge, ever showed any difference between tamoxifen and placebo regarding weight gain. Nevertheless, as many as 10% of women on tamoxifen do report weight gain. This may be due to post-chemotherapy effects or menopause, as well. ...Read more

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What causes very low estrogen levels in women aged 20-30 years old?

What causes very low estrogen levels in women aged 20-30 years old?

Pituitary/ovarian: As always, a thorough history and physical exam by a medical doctor is a must. The pituitary gland stimulates the ovaries to produce estrogen so there might be a problem with the pituitary gland (located in the brain) or the ovaries may not be producing adequate estrogen. Some common causes are eating disorders, excessive exercise and excessive stress. ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal bleeding in menopausal women ?

Causes of vaginal bleeding in menopausal women
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Many possibilities: Many postmenopausal women will have minor break through bleeding, but if it continues or worsens, you need to see your gyn. ...Read more

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How common are hip fractures in women who didn't take estrogen?

How common are hip fractures in women who didn't take estrogen?

It is significant: Current use of estrogen appears to decrease the risk for fracture in older women. These results suggest that for protection against fractures, estrogen should be initiated soon after menopause and continued indefinitely. ...Read more

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Can regular exercise lower oestrogen in women ?

Can regular exercise lower oestrogen in women ?

Depends: Hi. Regular exercise is good for both genders. Regular EXCESSIVE exercise can cause amenorrhea and hypogonadism in women. The classic example is women endurance athletes. If you're still cycling (menstrual, not bicycle!) regularly, you're not hypogonadal. To your good health! ...Read more

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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen state. ...Read more

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Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Age, estrogen: Cancer, in general, is more common in older people. Also, a strong risk factor for endometrial cancer is prolonged exposure to estrogen because of early menstruation, late menopause, childlessness, and use of estrogen therapy without progesterone. Obesity is a risk factor too because fat tissue is a source of estrogen. ...Read more

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Does older women with pcos have increased fertility compared to older woman without pcos?

Does older women with pcos have increased fertility compared to older woman without pcos?

No: Pcos can disturb ovulation & fertility. The woman free of this condition would have better chances. By "older, " though, i hope you don't mean post-menopause? Pregnancy would not happen for either woman after that point. ...Read more