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Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

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

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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


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What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

Not deficient: Lh deficinecy does not go with menopause; in fact lh levels get very much higher during and after menopause. ...Read more

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What hormones suppress estrogen?

What hormones suppress estrogen?

Estrogen suppression: The most likely one would be testosterone. I would appreciate it if you would let me know some more detail. ...Read more

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Is the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Is  the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Yes. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is natural Progesterone and is a bio identical hormone to human progesterone. ...Read more

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Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

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 more

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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

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

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Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

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Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more

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FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

Need units: on your prolactin level. The usual units are ng/mL, if yours is 110 ng/mL it is very significantly elevated. Please check those units! ...Read more

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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

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

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High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

Varies: Lh levels peak just before ovulation, usually over 25 iu/l. During the rest of the cycle lh levels should be very low. Fsh levels are slightly high (5-10 iu/l) around cycle day #3 and also peak just before ovulation, around 15iu/l. ...Read more

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Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

No: Menest (esterified estrogens) consists of esterified Estrogens such as sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate. Bioidentical estrogen would be pricipally estradiol, as well as estrone and estriol. ...Read more

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First week of my cycle, progesterone 10ng, prolactin 17.8ng, LH 15.Uiu, FSH 2.5uiu, estradiol 73pg testosteron .4ng. What does this mean?

First week of my cycle, progesterone 10ng, prolactin 17.8ng, LH 15.Uiu, FSH 2.5uiu, estradiol 73pg testosteron .4ng. What does this mean?

Basically normal: One needs to know the patients history to be able to accurately interpret lab results. Basically these look normal with the exception of an elevated lh/fsh ratio. That can indicate pcos but only if your history and physical exam fit. Anytime you do testing you should schedule a follow up visit to discuss. ...Read more

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Blood post menopausal test: estradiol <111; FSH 19-151; LH 14.2-52.3; progesterone <2.7 what does this indicate plse?

Blood post menopausal test: estradiol <111; FSH 19-151; LH 14.2-52.3; progesterone <2.7   what does this indicate plse?

Menopause: The lab tests suggest that you may be perimenopausal. That means that your cycles may become more irregular, you may start or have hot flashes now, and the chances of getting pregnant with your own eggs is very low. It doesn't say when you will stop having periods or that you can't get pregnant, just a very low chance with your own eggs. Using an egg donor is an option if you want to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to work out the progesterone and estradiol ratio to know if your thyroid results are normal?

How are you supposed to work out the progesterone and estradiol ratio to know if your thyroid results are normal?

You do not have to: While the ratio of Progesterone and Estradiol will affect how you feel, it will not substantially affect the thyroid tests. However, oral Estradiol will increase thyroxine binding globulin and thus increase the T4 level but the free T4 will remain stable. Because it will also increase the risk of blood clots it is advisable to use a transdermal, buccal or sublingual form of estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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Are my hormone levels ok? Lh serum-9.7; fsh-7.1; estradiol-991; progesterone-1.9. All done on 12 day of cycle. Thyroid is hyper 3-4 months every year

Depends: The doctor that ordered these tests had a plan in mind with what to do with the information they provide as they were ordered based on your history and symptoms that you discussed with your doctor. You should schedule an appointment to sit down with your provider to go over the results and how they affect your health issues. ...Read more

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"i'm 47. Last month on d/21 of the cycle i had 85.8 pg/ml estradiol & 13.45 ng/ml progesterone after 10 vials of menopur 75.Is it ok for fertility?

Yes and no: Those hormone levels are in the normal range (showed you ovulated). But since you asked if it's 'ok for fertility', the average likelihood of pregnancy success (take-home-baby in a 47 year old is 2% at best. I hope this information helps. Dr. Roseff www.Reproendo.Com www.Ivfmd.Com. ...Read more

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BAH/BSO age 26, severe endometriosis. ORS diagnosed after last ovary removed. Now Age 52, estradiol 29, progesterone <0.1. She thinks recurrence?

BAH/BSO age 26, severe endometriosis.  ORS diagnosed after last ovary removed. Now Age 52, estradiol 29,  progesterone <0.1. She thinks recurrence?

Recurrence: It's OK to think recurrence - it's not OK for the doctor to do nothing about it. You would be best seen by a gynecologist - if you are not satisfied with the current one ask your primary care doctor or family and friends who they would recommend. ...Read more

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I'm 47. What do 85.8 pg/ml estradiol and 13.45 ng/ml progesterone, after 10 inj of menopur 75ui starting on day 2 of the cycle say about fertility?

I'm 47. What do 85.8 pg/ml estradiol and 13.45 ng/ml progesterone, after 10 inj of menopur 75ui starting on day 2 of the cycle say about fertility?

Your ovulated: The testing shows that you ovulated but not much more. Unfortunately at age 47, the chances for successful pregnancy (except through donor egg) are extremely low regardless of the treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Excessive EXTREME constant watery discharge beginning 2 days prior to FET and currently 6 days past FET. (on estradiol and progesterone) . Normal?

Excessive EXTREME constant watery discharge beginning 2 days prior to FET and currently 6 days past FET.  (on estradiol and progesterone) .  Normal?

Evaluation: Patients under going IVF treatments are usually very closely monitored during the month of the cycle with frequent visits. Have your specialist do an exam during one of these follow up visits to determine if your discharge is a normal side effect of the hormonal treatments or if you have an infection of some kind. ...Read more

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Should you use progesterone with estring (estradiol)?

Depends: If you have a uterus and use Estring (estradiol) then yes, you need Progesterone to prevent development of uterine cancer, or precancerous changes of the endometrium (uterine lining) . But depending on what type of symptoms you have, Progesterone may be helpful, even if you don't have a uterus. ...Read more

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Cycle day 14 on menopur, progesterone level 1.2, estradiol 68. What does this mean?

Cycle day 14 on menopur, progesterone level 1.2, estradiol 68. What does this mean?

Low estrogen but ...: In general, an Estradiol of 68 is not a great reponse to medication. But ... I know nothing about your treatment other than your age ... You may be on a low dose of injectables because you have pcos, or you could be on high doses due to low egg supply. If you're taking injectable fertility meds like menopur, your rei physician who knows you and is monitoring your cycle should be answering your ?S. ...Read more

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Emirita makes a new estradiol cream, I have tried their progesterone cream with no benefits, would the estradiol cream be worth trying?

No: Please see your gyn so you can get your hormone levels checked by blood work-not saliva like some people do and your gyn can prescribe what hormones you need or you may want to go with bio-identical hormones , but either way you need blood work 1st. ...Read more

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What are normal estradiol and progesterone levels after embryo transfer?

What are normal estradiol and progesterone levels after embryo transfer?

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

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30yr old active female w/ blood chemistry FSH 3, LH 9, progesterone 1, estradiol-17 1055. Was on pill for 14 yrs now off for 1yr. Please explain #s ?

30yr old active female w/ blood chemistry FSH 3, LH 9, progesterone 1, estradiol-17 1055. Was on pill for 14 yrs now off for 1yr. Please explain #s ?

It looks like: your lh normal , estrogen elevated, fsh and progesterone is low. Being on pill prevented you from ovulation this is why your progesterone is low. Estrogen is elevated. Fsh gets suppressed if estrogen is elevated. If you want to become pregnant your gyn may need to do some work to balance your sex hormones. ...Read more

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My estrogen level was 5600 before fresh cycle. I was prescribed IM progesterone and PO estrace (estradiol). If my estrogen level was why do I need to take estrace (estradiol)?

Unclear: That will need to be addressed with the prescribing physician. The answer likely depends on what problem the doctor was trying to fix and what your goals of treatment are. Without that information there is no way to comment ...Read more

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On what day of cycle should estradiol be checked I go day 16 then again 23 for progesterone?

Hormone levels: Your female hormone levels vary with your cycle. The Progesterone is most consequential in that a day 21 level greater than 4 signals that you have ovulated. If you are only using clomid, (clomiphene) measuring estrogen level less important. ...Read more

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Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

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

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How long does it take to increase blood estradiol levels with 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone?

How long does it take to increase blood estradiol levels with 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone?

Temporary fix: Your Estrogen level will increase artificially due to the Estradiol tablet as soon as you start taking it. This effect will stop once you stop taking the pill and you will return to your baseline hormonal state. The increase Estrogen levels will be from the medication ...Read more

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Ive been taking 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone for almost 2 months. My estrogen levels are still very low, how long will it take to see increase?

Ive been taking 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone for almost 2 months. My estrogen levels are still very low, how long will it take to see increase?

Unclear plan: I would clarify with the doctor what you are taking and why you are taking it. The answer depends on the underlying problem being treated. For example, If you have premature ovarian failure then one would base treatment on symptoms not blood estrogen levels. Other diseases treatment could be based on LH/ FSH levels. ...Read more

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Ive been taking 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone for almost 2 months. My estrogen levels are still very low, should I have seen an increase by now?

Strange regimen: This is a strange hormonal regimen for a 27 year old. This looks for more like a regimen for someone who is post menopausal or for someone with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. I would clarify with your doctor what your diagnosis is and confirm that you are on the correct medication and dose. Ask for your FSH and LH levels and get a 2nd opinion if plan is unclear. ...Read more

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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Gynodiol (Definition)

Gynodiol is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more