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Doctor insights on: What Ovarian Structure Releases Estrogen

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Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. ...Read more

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Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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41 yo complex left ovarian cystic structure present measures 21mm diam.. Contains complex low level echoes with cystic change. Left ovary =16cc Worry?

41 yo complex left ovarian cystic structure present measures 21mm diam.. Contains complex low level echoes with cystic change. Left ovary =16cc Worry?

I need more infor ma: Complex cyst usually suggest something more than one you see after ovulation.It could still be benign ,but this information is not enough to give you an itelligent answer. ...Read more

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After egg matures in ovary, does it releases estrogen to signal brain to release LH even on Clomid (clomiphene) cycle? Or the process different on clomid (clomiphene)?

After egg matures in ovary, does it releases estrogen to signal brain to release LH even on Clomid (clomiphene) cycle? Or the process different on clomid (clomiphene)?

Once the corpus: Luteum (maturing egg) starts producing estrogen, it feedbacks to the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to inhibit gnrh/lh/fsh production. Clomid (clomiphene) selectively inhibits the estrogen receptor in the hypothalmus which 'tricks' the body to release more fsh, which inturn causes growth of more ovarian follicles, and subsequently rupture of follicles resulting in ovulation to increase fertility. ...Read more

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I am a 25 y/o female with one ovary, and low estrogen. My re wont do anything about it till I see him later this month. Help! my headaches are severe.?

I am a 25 y/o female with one ovary, and low estrogen. My re wont do anything about it till I see him later this month. Help! my headaches are severe.?

Patience: Headaches can be due to hormone fluctuations. If you are undergoing infertility treatments there are special protocols that need to be followed to help with pregnancy. There are non-hormonal therapies that can be helpful and are safe in pregnancy and you may need to call your regular gynecologist or family practitioner to seek treatment while waiting on the rei dr. ...Read more

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A co-worker told me that she doen't produce estrogen due to a hysterectomy with 1 ovary, my bc feed off estrogen can I get a hystro 2 help me ?

A co-worker told me that she doen't produce estrogen due to a hysterectomy with 1 ovary, my bc feed off estrogen can I get a hystro 2 help me ?

Estrogen who?: Hi i believe you are telling me you had breast cancer that has estrogen receptor positive. A hysterectomy is removal of the uterus which does not produce estrogen. Ovaries produce estrogen in declining amounts as we age. Tamoxifen is a drug that stops the effect of estrogen in the breast-but not always-there is a question about patients who don't respond to tamoxifen.See your oncologist-please. ...Read more

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Removing one ovary will reduces the body estrogen level?

No: If the other ovary is healthy it will respond to the hypothalamic pituitary axis to make more estrogen in the remaining ovary. ...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?

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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Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Yes: For woman with premature ovarian failure (pof), we recommend hormone replacement therapy, which includes both estrogen and progesterone. The addition of Progesterone is to regulate menstrual period and prevent uterine cancer. For woman desires for pregnancy, we may be able to reduce her fsh level and induce ovulation in some patients. ...Read more

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I had a hysterctomy leaving just my left ovary . Just had blood work done and my estrogen level is 1042!? What could cause this?

I had a hysterctomy leaving just my left ovary .  Just had blood work done and my estrogen level is 1042!?  What could cause this?

Depends: It depends which level of estrogen you are discussing and labs report levels differently. So not knowing the labs normal range and what was tested makes it difficult to know for sure. However estrogen levels can be elevated in people with extra body fat, medical conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, ovarian cysts, certain types of masses...Follow up with your doctor ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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