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What Happens When Estrogen Levels Are High
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
Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone producing ovarian tumor. You may be referring to a lack of ovulation with low Progesterone making estrogen dominate. Your gyn can evaluate. ...Read more
Heavy periods: The symptoms of high estrogen or estrogen dominance are heavy periods with clots, irregular periods that are heavy, water retention, pms, large and tender breasts, growth of fibroids, high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines and severe cramps. These symptoms may also be from Progesterone deficiency. ...Read more
My E2 levels have ranged from 83 to 114 pmol/L. Do I have high estrogen? My Test. Has ranged from 172 to 374 ng/dl.
Not necessarily: Your hormone levels are dependent upon the timing in your cycle. For example, if your E2 level was done in the first part of the cycle, this may be within normal limits. (Normal is 21-251 pg/ml). Your Testosterone level, however, is elevated. Normal is 10-40ng/dl. See your Provider for a discussion regarding this. ...Read more
It can be:
Of course it depends on how high is high. But, yes. It may be associated with cardiovascular issues and tendency towards blood clots - so increased stroke potential, etc. Definitely discuss the issue w/ your provider and ask about possible strategies to m
lower the levels. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have an estrogen level of 636. I am 55, complete hyst in1999 & have been on 2 mg estrodiol daily. Why is it so high?
A few possibilities: If your "complete hysterectomy" means removal of uterus and cervix only but one or both ovaries were not removed and you take estradiol, then your estrogen level is really not "high". If both ovaries were removed, the source of your estrogens can be your body fat, your adrenal glands, your pills, dietary hormones etc? May wish to get a copy of your pathology report or consult an endocrinologist. ...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 more
Does extremely high levels of estrogen or the consistant use of fertility medication cause gallbladder or intestional problems?
Yes. Male: Characteristics are fueled by testosterone, and likely blunted by estrogens, or lack of testosterone. This is true in utero until death. Penis vary in size, but certainly estrogen use would be associated with reduction in size of the flaccid penis, and likely inability to achieve erection. ...Read more
Does high estrogen levels causes long periods? I mean less amounts of blood everyday causing more days than usual with the period?
With increased level: Of estrogen the periods are genarally either heavier or longer but generally not lighter and longer. That may be just a variation or you may have a small uterine fibroid that may be revealing itself in this way. It can be difficult to explain why one is having changes in duration of menses but see your doc if concerned. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm a 44 yr old male my estrogen level is very high and my testosterone is normal I've been without sex for5years what should I do?
I been trying to get pregnant for about 5 years now I keep having miscarriages & now I was told my estrogen level is high I need answers?
Need evaluation: There are too many possibilities to cover here: you can get the answers you need, but will need evaluation to do it. Good wishes! ...Read more
I heard your body converts tesosterone to estrogen when you have high levels. For this reason would a teenager benefit from an estrogen blocker?
No: Don't listen to nonsense you see on the internet. All men have low amounts of estrogen in addition to high amounts of testosterone, just like women have high levels of estrogn and low amounts of testosterone. You don't want to fool with mother nature. Having more testosterone or less estrogen will not make you any stronger, sexier, agile, or in any way better. ...Read more
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
Nothing definitive: A few studies have been done which show influence in both directions: post-menopausal women who took vitamin B12 (and other) supplements showed increased estradiol levels. Women with surgical removal of uterus/ovaries were given estradiol and showed increased B12 levels! The exact connection is unclear. Eat a balanced diet including meat/dairy products; vegetarians may need B12 supplements. ...Read more
On amethia lo, had a hormone test done and estrogen levels were high. Is this normal while on this pill?
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