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Effects Of Low Estrogen And Progesterone Levels
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
Cycle: Lets say you are on your period, estrogen and Progesterone levels are going to be at it's lowest levels. On the other hand if you were to be mid cycle or late into your cycle your estrogen and Progesterone are going to be elevated, that is to ovulate and get the endometrium ready for implantation. But if you were early post period at the time of blood sampling that could be abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When and what tests must be done to find out estrogen and progesterone levels in a woman to check for estrogen dominance and low progesterone?
I recently had hormone labs done and both my estrogen and progesterone levels read zero, what can that indicate?
Not enough info: The interpretation of the results depends on the medical context. It could be that you didn't reach puberty, that you are menopausal, that you don't have ovaries, that your ovaries don't work appropriately, or your ovaries don't have the needed stimulation to produce them. ...Read more
Should i have my estrogen and progesterone levels tested if my cortisol was high despite fasting and taking xanax before the blood was taken?
Nothing: My guess is the hormones levels were just drawn at the early part of the cycle, which is exactly what you would expect to see at that time. If the hormones were drawn late in the cycle, the result would be the opposite. Probably does not need any treatment at all. ...Read more
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