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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause symptoms for 3 months, having headaches, insomnia, night sweats, is 0.35 mcg of estrogen too much for me?

Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause symptoms for 3 months, having headaches, insomnia, night sweats, is 0.35 mcg of estrogen too much for me?

Doubtful: You could go down but consider that hormone fluctuations are the biggest cause of problems are yours are steady, did the problems worsen after starting the pill. That pill has that dose of estrogen for about 7 days. To you clinch your teeth at night? Do you have anxiety? You may need to treat this directly. Clonazepam 1-2 mg a couple of nights per week can be a lifesaver if ur sleep deprived. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Could too much estrogen&progesterone in BCP cause pregnancy symptoms: veiny breasts/hips, bloating/distended stomach, more visible montgomery glands?

Could too much estrogen&progesterone in BCP cause pregnancy symptoms: veiny breasts/hips, bloating/distended stomach, more visible montgomery glands?

Certainly: Every woman is different, and not every OCP is appropriate for every woman. There are may OCPs out there with differences in the types and dosages of estrogen/progesterone. It is absolutely appropriate to try a different strength and or progestin and see if these symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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How to know the difference between having too much estrogen and too much testerone? What are the different signs of both? Or are they both the same?

How to know the difference between having too much estrogen and too much testerone? What are the different signs of both? Or are they both the same?

Different: Excess testosterone in women has masculinizing effects increased hair, and sometimes balding, acne, deepening of voice, and menstrual irregularities / infertility. Excess estrogen can cause dysmenorrhea, endometriosis and fibrocystic breast disease. Pco causes mostly the first. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

Periods: Menopause is a time when the ovaries stopped producing estrogen. The symptoms of hot flashes, pain with intercourse, and droopy breasts. In women of reproductive age, the symptoms may be different. Very light periods, lack of periods, or shrinking breasts can be clues. You can determine low estrogen by a blood test (lh, fsh, estradiol) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and a week before. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with low estrogen levels?

What symptoms are typically associated with low estrogen levels?

Varies: Hot flushes vaginal dryness decreaed libido night sweats chills emotional symptoms dry skin talk to your family doctor or gyn about measuring your estrogen levels as well as thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms or signs of low estrogen levels and how can I begin to seek help?

What are some symptoms or signs of low estrogen levels and how can I begin to seek help?

Varies: Hot flushes vaginal dryness decreaed libido night sweats chills emotional symptoms dry skin talk to your family doctor or gyn about measuring your estrogen levels as well as thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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My wife has too much estrogen, according to doctors. Is there a way to reduce it?

My wife has too much estrogen, according to doctors. Is there a way to reduce it?

Yes: You should consult a formally trained bio-identical health practitioner. If her testing was accurate (which it often isn't), she is estrogen dominant, and hormone imbalance can lead to many serious problems, including horrific interpersonal problems because of the way it could be making her feel. Consult a dr. Experienced and knowledgeable about hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Does too much estrogen stop your period?

For a short time: If a woman is bleeding very heavily, and comes to the hospital, one of the possible treatments is high dose estrogen by iv, which will work for a short time. However one of the common ways i treat a woman with heavy prolonged bleeding who i see in the office is birth control pills, which contain estrogen. Sometimes i need to give her 2 or 3 a day for several days to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to have too much estrogen in the body but have no breasts?

Please advise if it's normal to have too much estrogen in the body but have no breasts?

Yes: The presence of an excessive production of estrogen can have an effect on existing breast tissue but has no relationship to the size of a patients breast which may be very small or very large. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low estrogen in girls?

No symptoms: Before they begin their period, girls have menopausal levels of estrogen, but have no symptoms. Once a girl begins having periods, her estrogen may rise and fall erratically for 1-2 years before stabilizing. Around the age of 16, a young woman should have fairly regular cycles. If they are particularly light, or they don't happen at all, she should be evaluated for low estrogen. ...Read more

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I'm a female in my mid 20s, what are symptoms of high estrogen levels? Are high levels bad?

It varies: Very high estrogen levels may be a sign of ovarian or adrenal tumor. In general estrogen levels vary with the menstrual cycle. Too much estrogen may cause symptoms such as breast tenderness, weight gain, bloating, water retention, irregular uterine bleeding, headaches/migraines, abnormality of the uterus (hyperplasia) which can lead cancer. Some literature suggests anxiety and depression, etc ...Read more

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Since starting estrogen - have new symptom -tingling of nerves - could estrogen fluctuations be the cause? Only on 1/2 dose - nd more?

Since starting estrogen - have new symptom -tingling of nerves - could estrogen fluctuations be the cause? Only on 1/2 dose - nd more?

Estrogen: Please keep to your current dose but get to your Gynecologist as soon as possible. What did the doctor prescribe before your last clinic visit? I am not sure whether the new symptoms are related to your estrogen or not. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of estrogen withdrawal?

What are the most common symptoms of estrogen withdrawal?

Sweat & Hot flashes: Usually hot flashes and night sweats are common with low estrogen as well as dizziness and fatigue sometimes. Unfortunately also headaches among other symptoms. Check with your doctor to see if there are other causes to your symptoms if not sure. ...Read more

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9dpo & i have not had my usual symptoms. Concerned I may not have ovulated. Would I be having an estrogen surge? Symptoms?

9dpo & i have not had my usual symptoms. Concerned I may not have ovulated. Would I be having an estrogen surge? Symptoms?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs about 14 days before your menstrual cycle. You can use a home ovulation kit if you are trying to conceive and having problems timing intercourse around ovulation. You can do a Progesterone blood test 7 days after suspected ovulation to confirm. Neither of these are necessary unless you are having problems getting pregnant ...Read more