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Symptoms Of Too Much Estrogen
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Very uncommon: Typically abnormal bleeding is the presenting symptom. They are very uncommon. ...Read more
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
Since starting estrogen - have new symptom -tingling of nerves - could estrogen fluctuations be the cause? Only on 1/2 dose - nd more?
Would a womans body react to a drop of estrogen in bc pils
from 0.35mcg to 0.30mcg. Or are they so close that there
would be no change in 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
Does progesterone only pill deplete your estrogen/cause an imbalance. Could it push you into menapausal symptoms? What if you are low estrogen already
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