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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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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...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 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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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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Is it true that men with high estrogen levels are actually heavier?

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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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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What happens if you have too high of an estrogen level?

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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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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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?

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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