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Doctor insights on: What Hormones Regulate The Ovarian Cycle

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Which hormones regulate the ovarian cycle?

Which hormones regulate the ovarian cycle?

4 basic, multiple o: Lh, fsh, estrogen and Progesterone are the basic hormones in regulation. But multiple other factors are just as important. Insulin. Weight. Stress levels, food consumption/energy expenditure.. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst and breast mass mean hormonal imbalance? If so, what treatment can regulate this? Currently on femodette birth control

Could an ovarian cyst and breast mass mean hormonal imbalance? If so, what treatment can regulate this? Currently on femodette birth control

Need Immediate Eval: If those are happening you should be evaluated immediately. First the nature of the breast mass should be determined (cystic versus solid) and potentially a biopsy taken. Then the cyst must be evaluated. I would not recommend wasting time. Most likely everything is fine but if there is a problem the sooner you know the better. ...Read more

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Does hormonal disbalans cause ovarian cysts?

Does hormonal disbalans cause ovarian cysts?

Yes: In the setting of "hormonal imbalance" you can have formation of ovarian cysts. This is common in a condition called pcos. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Can ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Hmmm...: Hi. "Hormone imbalance" is a terrible term, and meaningless in medicine other than in describing complex systems to non-scientific people. Ovarian cysts are commonly seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome, which lay people may refer to as a "hormone imbalance". So, to me the question is meaningless, but to each his/her own. ...Read more

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How should ovarian cancer affect hormones?

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How should ovarian cancer affect hormones?

May be reduced: The cancerous ovary fails to produce harmones both estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

PCOS: There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome where multiple cysts are seen in the ovary. Women who have this condition will typically have no periods or very irregular periods due to hormonal imbalance leading to absence of ovulation. So the answer to your question is yes, hormonal imbalance can lead to these cysts to develop. ...Read more

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Do you know if age of onset of menopause is related to ovarian cycle length?

Do you know if age of onset of menopause is related to ovarian cycle length?

Menopause: Genetics is the major contributor to when a women goes through menopause. the best predictor of menopause is when your mother or sister went through menopause. Stress can also be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Are hormones be produced after premature ovarian failure?

Are hormones be produced after premature ovarian failure?

Yes: Even when ovarian failure has taken place, the ovaries may still produce small amounts of hormones. We see this in premature ovarian failure as well as natural menopause. ...Read more

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Are the regular hormones still produced after premature ovarian failure?

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Are the regular hormones still produced after premature ovarian failure?

Not usually: Ovarian failure from any cause means that normal hormone production does not take place. However, this condition may be transient and normal ovarian function may return unexpectedly in some women. ...Read more