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Doctor insights on: What Happens When Estrogen Levels Are High

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

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

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 have too high of an estrogen level?

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

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What is a high estrogen level for 50?

What is a high estrogen level for 50?

Still cycling?: Or not? If menopausal then over 40-50 could be high; if cycling, it can go up to 200 or there about depending on when in the cycle. ...Read more

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Does high estrogen levels cause me to dislike people?

Does high estrogen levels cause me to dislike people?

Not estrogens: All women have estrogen and it is unlikely your levels are higher than that of other women. Although changes in estrogen levels (eg menopause) can certainly affect mood, estrogen levels should not make you dislike people. ...Read more

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Is it possible for guys to have high estrogen levels?

Is it possible for guys to have high estrogen levels?

Yes: There are foods, medications and clinical conditions that can cause increased estrogen levels in men. ...Read more

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What are the obvious effects of having high estrogen levels?

What are the obvious effects of having high estrogen levels?

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

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Is it true that men with high estrogen levels are actually heavier?

They can be: Estrogen can cause weight gain and excess fat can convert some testosterone into estrogen. So, it works both ways. Men that are heavy due to muscle building and not fat may actually have lower estrogen levels due to loss of body fat. ...Read more

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Could high estrogen levels in a males body affect his gender preference?

Could high estrogen levels in a males body affect his gender preference?

Highly doubtful: Interesting idea but i've never seen any evidence or rationale for why this should be so. Complex social and behavioral issues, such as gender preference and gender identity, are never as simple as a high level of this-or-that hormone! ...Read more

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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.

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

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Effects of high estrogen on body melanin level?

Effects of high estrogen on body melanin level?

Melanin: My understanding of the literature is that melanin may increase the color of your skin. Estrogen should have nothing to do with it. If I have missed your question please let me know. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a man to have high estrogen levels?

Is it dangerous for a man to have high estrogen levels?

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

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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

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My estrogen level came back at 417. They want it to be at 50 in order to proceed with FET. What is causing my level to be so high?

500 not 50: Your level is not high. The desirable level for estrogen with FET is between 500 and 1000 AND to have the endometrial lining greater than 9 mm. ...Read more

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I only have one ovary left. My estrogen levels came back and it is 1042!? Dr did us on remaining ovary and it's fine. Why so high?

Normal: Estrogen levels fluctuate throughout a woman's monthly cycle so the estrogen level measured depends on when in your cycle the test was collected. When women have only one ovary, the other will easily compensate to maintain normal hormone levels. ...Read more

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I have heard high estrogen levels helps skin and hair?

I have heard high estrogen levels helps skin and hair?

Sort of: Low estrogen levels can cause skin and hair problems. Correcting low levels may help to resolve those problems. Using large doses to raise your level to "high" levels is more likely going to cause undesirable side effects like weight gain, headaches and mood swings. ...Read more

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Both my estrogen and progesterone levels are high, why could this be?

Both my estrogen and progesterone levels are high, why could this be?

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

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Does extremely high levels of estrogen or the consistant use of fertility medication cause gallbladder or intestional problems?

Does extremely high levels of estrogen or the consistant use  of fertility medication cause gallbladder or intestional problems?

Perhaps : High estrogen states such as pregnancy and birth control pill use are known to increase the risk of gallbladder disease. It likely that high estrogen levels from fertility drugs would do the same. ...Read more

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Can your FSH levels be high and estrogen high?

Can your FSH levels be high and estrogen high?

Fsh relates to: Egg development, not estrogen level, which is regulated by another pituitary hormone known as lh. ...Read more