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Progesterone Dominance Symptoms
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
Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks straight for perimenopause symptoms, left me with symptoms of estrogen dominance. ?
Other reasons: The menopause transition is a highly specialized treatment area. Hormones changes are very common and fluctuations very high. There are also a lot of misconceptions about what to treat. Estrogen can vary from very low to very high amounts over just a few days. It really requires a specialist to guide someone through it. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will not affect estrogen levels generally at all. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of estrogen dominance/low progesterone? I am 44 possibly perimenopause. Spotting btw periods/clotty periods. Tsh & pap normal.
See below: In women struggling through peri-menopausal transition, cycles where you do not ovulate are common. This is similar to being stuck in the first half of your cycle where estrogen is the dominant hormone. This can be balanced by either taking birth control pills, or using Progesterone (provera (medroxyprogesterone) for example) during the latter half of each cycle. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Any of these hormones can be affected by exercise. What matters most is the amount of fat you have in your body, because fat stores estrogen, which can affect the signaling for ovulation in your body, which can really affect the amount of progesterone that would be found on a blood test. ...Read more
Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.justmommies.com/getting-pregnant/having-problems-getting-pregnant/signs-low-progesterone. http://www.m.webmd.com/women/progesterone-15286. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?page=3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab reference ranges: Levels of these hormones are only as reliable as their test kits. One lab may use a different method for detection than another. You may not be able to compare values between different labs. Labs also set their normal ranges based on multiple tests. You need to discuss these hormones with an endocrinologist as they're trained to understand the different testing methods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Estrogen/Uterine CA: Absolutely not. "high" estrogen levels are only one factor in the risk profile for uterine cancer, which also includes obesity, family history, and oral contraceptive history. Even if you possess one or more risk factors, that does not mean that a tumor is certain. Close monitoring and counselling by your gyn is the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more
Progesterone: The most common symptom is irregular menses caused by non-ovulatory cycles. Another may be sustained spotting for a week or more. The action of progesterone is to prepare the lining of the womb for a potential implantation (pregnancy). When there is a lack of sufficient progesterone the lining degenerates and various withdrawal bleeding episodes can occur, ...Read more
No, a risk factor: Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000. ...Read more
Estrogen and Acne: Acne happens when androgens such as testosterone gets turned into its more potent form called Dht through the action of the enzyme called 5 Alpha retuctase. Dht in the skin then cause sebum production to increase, leading to more oily skin, which clogs pores and results in acne. When your Progesterone levels are normal, this will help to keep your Dht levels down. ...Read more
Dep.: Hormonal changes in susceptible women can affect moods. ...Read more
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?
The response varies: Among individuals from few days to weeks. ...Read more
Misdiagnosed pcos? Pco seen on ultrasound, LH higher than FSH during luteal phase. Some irregular periods but no other symptoms. Androgens not tested.
Interesting question: Nocturnal secretion of melatonin has been shown to affect secretion of prolactin. To my knowledge melatonin can exacerbate mild hyperprolactinemia. The relationship between Progesterone and prolactin i think is more unclear. We know thatprogesterone can affect prolactin in various ways. I'm curious to know in what context you would like to know the answer to this question? ...Read more
Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?
It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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