Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Both can. Both estrogen and progestins can cause headaches, though estrogen tends to do so with higher frequency.
Estrogen drop. For some women, drop in estrogen levels e.G just before menses can trigger headache. One important point is is this headache associated with vascular effects like weakness in arm or leg, visual changes..Etc. Women with these effects should be careful with estrogen treatment. Medication for headache should concentrate on these time of estrogen fluctuation.

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Are the risks of getting cancer (especially breast cancer) higher, if I am already on hormone treatment (estrogen and progestogen) at age 17?

Family practice . Tell us why you are on hormone replacement therapy. Did they remove both ovaries or are they nonfunctional. Not higher risk for breast cancer. Slightly higher risk for blood clots. Don't smoke and exercise regularly. Read more...
No. Hormone use as birth control is not felt to increase the risk of developing breast cancer. It is the use of hormone replacement after menopause that is the concern. Read more...

What hormone tablets should I use for getting pregnancy? Estrogen or progesterone?

Infertility. Often times to induce ovulation, a combination of Clomid, (clomiphene) estrogen, and progesterone are necessary. Another option is Letrazole, or Metformin. All options should be discussed with your OB. Hope this helps. Read more...

Hi estrogen an lo progesterone but cant take bio ident prog, cream since the hormones r not level isnt this why anxiety an depressin?

Probably not. The progesterone level only rises with ovulation and with pregnancy. So it should be very low, depending on when it is checked. Hormone levels can affect the mood, but that should also be a cyclic effect that varies throughout the cycle. The bio identical formulations may not offer any benefit - one way or the other. See your Ob/Gyn. Read more...

Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

Individualized. Nuvaring has a low incidence of cardiovascular risk overall. Individuals must be assessed by their doctor to determine if they are a candidate for any form of hormonal contraception. In general the Estrogen in combined contraceptives represent the higher risk hormone. Read more...

What are the effects for for each of these hormones estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins?

Varied. Estrogen: feminization of sexual tissues, fertility, uterine contractions, vasodilatation, hepatic stimulation, lower seizure threshold, strengthening of bones, breast/endometrial/ovarian tumorigenesis. Progesterone: support pregnancy, implantation, keeps pregnant cervix closed, immunosuppressant, muscle relaxant, prothrombotic, prevents breast cancer. Gonadotrohins: menarche, stimulate ovaries. Read more...

Endometrial lining thickened so had D & C. Why would lining thicken if I'm using progesterone & estrogen? Hormone level is in therapeutic range.

More info. it depends on the reason for which you are taking the hormones and the doses. You may never know the reason why it is thickened, but because it is, you need to investigate as you did. Read more...