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Doctor insights on: What Happens If A Woman Takes Estrogen

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When taking estrogen why a woman don't take progestren (i guess I spelled it right)?

When taking estrogen why a woman don't take progestren (i guess I spelled it right)?

If needed: Progesterone is given at the time of menopause to women with an intact uterus to avoid endometrial tissue buildup that can lead to uterine cancer. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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What happens if you take estrogen for a bit and develop a woman like shape and stop would more testosterone start to come?

What happens if you take estrogen for a bit and develop a woman like shape and stop would more testosterone start to come?

Maybe (not). . .: It would be useful to know your gender but unless you're trying to change your physical gender, there's no reason for men to take estrogen. But to answer question, estrogen helps male pituitary control hormone levels as testosterone is converted into E. More specifically, the higher one's E, the less one's T and vice versa. So one of best ways to raise T is to lower E (via exercise & weight loss). ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 19 year old woman to take estrogen?

Is it ok for a 19 year old woman to take estrogen?

Depends: Estrogen is a natural product of metabolism and is present in some quantity in both genders. The body regulates the quantity made using an elaborate feed back system involving the brain & sex organs. Estrogen's are commonly used in prescription oral contraceptives or menstrual regulator products. They should only be used after proper history & physical exam & a discussion of potential side effects. ...Read more

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Should a 54 year old menopausal woman with no risk factors take estrogen/progesterone and for how long? What are the risks/ benefits as now understood

Should a 54 year old menopausal woman with no risk factors take estrogen/progesterone and for how long? What are the risks/ benefits as now understood

Hrt benefits: The women's health initiative showed that healthy women who are within 10 years of menopause can benefit from HRT for symptoms of menopause, prevention of osteoporosis, dementia, and colon cancer. How long one stays on HRT depends on how healthy you remain. Traditional medicine says 2-5 years. As an age management md, I say as long as you stay healthy. ...Read more

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How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

Because the theory: Is flawed. Estrogen dominance is a theory about a metabolic state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of Progesterone in the body. This is said to be caused by a decrease in Progesterone without a subsequent decrease in estrogen. The theory is popular among natural health practitioners, but is generally not recognized by mainstream medicine. It's another internet scam. ...Read more

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If progesterone is the first hormone to become depleted in middle age, why do women take estrogen and find relief with that?

If progesterone is the first hormone to become depleted in middle age, why do women take estrogen and find relief with that?

Different functions: Estrogen and Progesterone have very different functions in your body's chemistry and physiology. Estrogen replacement has been proven to help with night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc. Because of its chemical properties. Some women find relief with progesterone, but the majority of studies show women who have menopausal symptoms show more improvement with estrogen v. Progesterone. ...Read more

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What pills can I take with estrogen to make my breast grow? I'm a female 26 year old

What pills can I take with estrogen to make my breast grow? I'm a female 26 year old

Prefer not: Using estrogen for "breast growth" alone is a very bad idea, as any medication including estrogen has both positive and negative impacts on your overall health. Estrogen in excessive amounts can cause abnormal uterine bleeding/ cancer as well as breast cancer. If superficial breast sizing is your only concern consider seeing a therapist first and if that is OK see a cosmetic surgeon for implants. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. Menopause may offer relief as estrogen levels go down, but taking estrogen may make migraine worse. However, if a woman has not had migraine before, taking estrogen in menopause is unlike to cause it. Other causes for headaches should be considered. ...Read more

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How common are hip fractures in women who didn't take estrogen?

How common are hip fractures in women who didn't take estrogen?

It is significant: Current use of estrogen appears to decrease the risk for fracture in older women. These results suggest that for protection against fractures, estrogen should be initiated soon after menopause and continued indefinitely. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Being that estrogen makes them grow, is it safe to take vitamins specific for women which has estrogen?

I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Being that estrogen makes them grow, is it safe to take vitamins specific for women which has estrogen?

Yes: Because if you are not yet menopausal, then you are still making estrogen in your ovaries. The amount you will get in an over the counter vitamin is likely small. ...Read more

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What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

Womanly traits: Estrogen is essential for the development of female sexual characteristics, such as wider hips, breasts, increased subcutaneous fat, and development of the eggs and thickening of the lining of the uterus to support a pregnancy. The change in estrogen and Progesterone levels each month determines ovulation and menses as well. ...Read more

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Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Estrogen levels: A simple blood test will give you the levels but you must be aware that the levels are not constant during a menstrual cycle.

You doctor will explain this and also might suggest that you take your temperature every so often during a month. ...Read more

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What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

Lots!: Over 240 functions that we know of! I would suggest dr robert greene's book, "perfect balance.". ...Read more

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Does weight lose lower estrogen level in all woman or specific ones?

Does weight lose lower estrogen level in all woman or specific ones?

Estrogen: Weight loss should not lower estrogen in an otherwise healthy 21 year old woman. Relax! ...Read more

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If I am a trans woman, what estrogen pills are generally prescribed?

If I am a trans woman, what estrogen pills are generally prescribed?

Transgender: First - I will not take care of gender identity change unless the patient has been referred by a Psychologist, and no other doctor should treat you without this referral.
The medication treatment will vary from Endocrinologist and/or Gynecologist but all options will be fine.
Wish you well going forward. ...Read more

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The effects of low estrogen level? Is 71 considered low for a 46 y/o woman?

The effects of low estrogen level? Is 71 considered low for a 46 y/o woman?

Don't know which: Estrogen test you had done, whether it was urine or blood, and what the units were, so it is very difficult to comment. Check with your local doc who should also be familiar with you. ...Read more

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How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely?

How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely?

Low estrogen: Your periods should help you decide if you have low estrogen or not. If you have periods regularly your estrogen should not be low.
For completeness please discuss this with your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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What happens to a woman's body if she experiences a rise in estrogen or hormone levels?

Not good: The effects of estrogen can also become negative when there is too much of these hormones in the body. Such a situation is believed to greatly increase a woman’s chances of both endometrial cancer and breast cancer. Additionally a woman may suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding, migraines and depression. If the situation is not corrected there is also the possibility of a woman becoming infertile. ...Read more

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What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

Let me explain: The normal range of estrogen varies depending upon the patient's age.
A female aged 30 to 39 will average a level of 210 pg/ml.
Progesterone levels vary considerably from cycle to cycle and woman to woman.
The middle of the second half of the cycle Progesterone in a non-pregnant patient is 8 to 10, but can be high as 20 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Does excess estrogen in a woman lead to increase in melanin levels and darken the skin?

Does excess estrogen in a woman lead to increase in melanin levels and darken the skin?

Estrogen and Melanin: Sunlight interacting with fluctuating estrogen levels can cause uneven facial pigment. Sunscreen remains important; vitamin d supplements should be taken if necessary, according to the north american menopause society. ...Read more

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Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Hormone replacement.: If a person is going to take hormone replacement therapy, we often would continue that for life. The whi study changed the vast majority of doctor's opinions about hormone replacement and many don't prescribe it at all any more. The negative feelings about replacing hormones is changing back to the former opinion slowly where nearly all women were replaced for life. ...Read more

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What is the negative side effects of a 27 year old woman taking estrogen hormones?

Several: Estrogen is not without risk. It on the more serious side it increases risk of blood clots. Other side effects can be migraine headaches, high bp, breast tenderness, mood swings, acne, rash, and liver tumors so anyone considering taking any hormones should discuss the risk and benefits with there doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old woman. My prolactin is 48. I've been having hot flashes and headaches. My estrogen is low. Should I be worried?

I'm a 24 year old woman. My prolactin is 48. I've been having hot flashes and headaches. My estrogen is low. Should I be worried?

It DOES need: Evaluation but I don't think you need to be super-worried. Hyperprolactinemia is somewhat common; it can affect the production of other reproductive hormones including estrogen and progesterone, also often impairing fertility. A common cause of elevated prolactin is a BENIGN tumor in the pituitary gland (in the brain). Often medication can treat this; occasionally surgery is needed. See your doc ...Read more

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What happens if all the woman in your family have small breasts does that mean, low estrogen levels run in the family?

What happens if all the woman in your family have small breasts does that mean, low estrogen levels run in the family?

Not estrogen: Assuming there are no menstrual irregularities, then it is likely just they way you are built. Unrelated to hormones. ...Read more