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What is progesterone? What are androgens?

What is progesterone? What are androgens?

Hormones: Both progesterone and androgens are hormones. I would recommend that you go on-line and search for hormones. There will be many articles that you should read and most, if not all, will give you the information you want. You might also want to peruse Yahoo Images and type in "Hormones". You will see some valuable images, most of them with a few words of explanation. ...Read more

Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more


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I am using bee pollen and i read on the internet that it has hormones like androgen, progesterone, ... Is it ok to take it when I am on accutane?

Bee pollen has: No hormones, or anything else of medical value. It's a waste of money and can be dangerous in some sensitive and allergic people. ...Read more

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What does low progesterone and testosterone mean in a woman?

What does low progesterone and testosterone mean in a woman?

Unclear: In a woman after menopause levels of these hormones are usually lower than earlier in life so definition of "low" is important. Consulting an obgyn or reproductive endocrinologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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What could cause high 17 OH PROGESTERONE and TESTOSTERONE, normal CORTIZOL, SHGB, DHEAS and ACTH.

CAH: There is a disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, that can appear in adults (late onset), in which there are symptoms similar to PCOS with irregular periods, excess hair growth, weight gain. 17OH progesterone levels will be high but other levels can be normal. It is treated with low dose corticosteroid. You should see an endocrinologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hormones such as testosterone and progesterone would be synthesized here?

Can you tell me about hormones such as testosterone and progesterone would be synthesized here?

Please clarify: Hi. I'm afraid I don't understand your question. Synthesized "here"? Where? In East Setauket, NY? Sure chemistry works the same everywhere...the glory and consistency of science. But please don't try to make your own. There would be contaminants, and you wouldn't know what you're getting. If you're deficient and you need a hormone, just get a prescription! Good luck. ...Read more

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I know many trans f2ms take testosterone, and it alters their bodies (hair growth and such) but is there a female version (ie progesterone)?

Testosterone: Testosterone enhances libido, muscle growth, strength, hair growth etc. It is predominantly a male hormone but is present and needed in women also. There is no female version of testosterone. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more