Ovarian cysts estrogen dominance

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I had a partial hysterectomy in January of last year due to ovarian cysts and precancerous cells. I am only 29 so my doctor did not think I would have many issues or need to be on hormone therapy. But since then I have gained close to 30 pounds (I have gone from 130 to 160, all or the weight centralized to my stomach- and my breasts have gone from a c cup to an EEE .... ) despite clean eating and exercising regularly.
Or can these be two completely separate entities. I have estrogen dominance. There is no lymph node swelling anywhere. Just low back pain a 10cm ovarian cyst with bad cramping during menstruation?
I'm sorry, but I agree with Trudie.... I am a bit lost. I am betting that you had surgery for pre-cancerous cells on the cervix and now they have found pre-cancerous cells in the ovaries? I guess there is no hard and fast data (that I know of) that connects the two, but I have heard of more connections in the past five years (not many, mind you.... but they always jump out at me)........
Often, women with cysts and endometriosis have very high levels of estrogen. This estrogen dominance can raise your risk for many cancers in addition to causing more cysts. As far as the negative side effects, I agree with the above poster who suggest trying different types of pills to see if one causes less unpleasant symptoms. Good luck!
Your symptoms are very common with ovarian cysts. Doctors don't know why we get cysts. We have seen some kind of relation to estrogen dominance, hypothyroidism and sometimes from fertility treatments. But many happen even without these issues. Unfortunately I don't know much about the vaginal cyst - you may want to ask on the Women's Health forum. Do take a look at the health pages (top right) for more info on ovarian cysts. Good luck and hope they can remove these soon.
But, one theory as to why I had all of the problems I had before the hysterctomy (Severe Cervical Dysplasia and then a Dx. of malignant cells found in a cyst that was drained during a laporoscopy) was that Estrogen Dominance was to blame. Since then, as I attempt (Constantly) to stay balanced hormonally using bioidentical hormones, when I am too low in Progesterone (not progestin, the synthetic) then my Cholesterol goes up.
I've done some reading and have heard that estrogen dominance is often a cause of cysts. Supposedly all the hormones and drugs in the food we eat, plus all the petrochemicals and other chemicals in our environment contribute to our bodies creating too much estrogen. by eating organic and drug free and by stopping our use of items made with chemicals (many of our beauty products, toothpastes, soaps, etc. have very bad things in them) that we can start to reverse the damage in our bodies.
They don't know the real reason for cysts but do suspect our hormones contribute. There has been a lot written about estrogen dominance and its contribution to cysts and other things. What are they planning to do for treatment for you?
Basic guidelines for ovary and uterine health read along the lines of...avoid estrogen dominance and unopposed estrogen, fertility drugs, talcum powder in the genital area, non-organic dairy products, and non-free range meats and poultry. Added to that are guidelines advocating gentle, non-strenuous exercise and reducing stress. Other guidelines for women's health include herbal supplementation that supports liver function. The liver is vital to detoxifying the blood stream.
Well my wife was recently tested for the sex hormones. We were suspecting possibility of estrogen dominance. As my wife is now 44 years old and it is known that progesterone usually wanes resulting in estrogen dominance. However when the tests came back they showed: Follicular phase only 3 days afeter start of menstration. Testosterone: 20 (20-73) ZERO percent of range! Estrogen: 23 (56-204) Significantly BELOW RANGE Progesterone: 0.42 (0.25 - 0.54) - 58.
Fibroids, ovarian cysts, PCOS, and endometriosis are all symptoms of estrogen dominance (high estrogen but low progesterone levels). Ovarian cysts can affect the menstrual cycle. That said, in perimenopause estrogen and progesterone levels are irregular and missed menstrual periods are a symptom.
I'm sorry to hear you are having so much trouble. I am 22 years old and have been struggling with ovarian cysts since 2003, but serious pain since February 2006. I am going on my 4th gynecologist. Let me give you a little bit about my past with the cysts. In February, I went to regular gynecologist, who did ultrasounds, said it was a cyst, but nothing to worry about, and put me on three different kinds of birth control.
Fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and benign breast lumps (all of which I have!) were some that caught my attention. Anyone else read anything like this or know where I could get more info? Also, if that is the case then maybe taking the ovaries out would make things better (I have had four breast lumps removed already - sure would like that to stop!
Specific things to look into is estrogen dominance (high estrogen-low progetsterone) and Low thyroid function and dysregulated cortisol. Unresolved biological and external stress, emotional factors, over time, contribute to such conditions as well. If you need details let me know. Best wishes.
I've not heard of any diet or vitamins that help. I have read where cysts can be due to estrogen dominance as a result of all the chemicals and hormones in our food. So eating organically might help in the future but won't help your current situation.
I haven't heard of a diet to help this but I do know that estrogen dominance can have a role in it. Google estrogen dominance and you will see some things you can do to help reduce that and some may be food related. Good luck with your recovery.
Significant weight gain or loss Over-exercise Poor nutrition (or a diet too high in carbohydrates) Smoking Drug use Caffeine Excessive alcohol use (interfering with how the liver metabolizes estrogen and progesterone) Eating disorders Increased stress Polycystic ovarian syndrome/estrogen dominance Uterine abnormalities (fibroids/cysts/polyps/endometriosis) Hormonal imbalance related to perimenopause Medications I hope this helps and I wish you the best. Take Care!
I have done some reading on iodine inbalances and estrogen dominance being issues. You might want to do some googling in those areas. With the estrogen dominance they suggest you adjust your diet and habits to eliminate things that cause it (antibiotics in meat, fertilizers on vegetables, chemicals in your home, etc.). Good luck with everything.
I use a rx spray estradiol.But, I thought my probs were due do estrogen dominance. (depression,facial hair growth,acne, high cholesterol, high insulin,weight gain upper body, too much testosterone,breast cysts and probably ovarian cysts). I lost 100 pounds from a gastric bypass but am still about 50 pounds overweight. Do fat cells secrete estrogen? Do I even need estrogen replacement? I used a bioidentical progesterone cream in the past. I was on Yaz birth control before the surgery.
Geez i forgot the first section of the article... "Fibroids, ovarian cysts, PCOS, and endometriosis are all Estrogen Dominance symptoms. Estrogen's main role is the proliferation of cells." Okay now i'm done.
Common symptoms of low progesterone are heavy periods, clotting with your periods, menstrual cramps, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and fibrocystic breasts, mood swings before your cycle, premenstrual headaches, bloating, infertility, osteopenia/osteoporosis, low libido and premenstrual breast tenderness. You have symptoms of low progesterone. It is likely that your low levels of progesterone or "estrogen dominance" lead to your breast cancer.
I have a theory about this, based only on my own experiences. Had an ovary removed in my teens due to large cyst. Managed to have three kids...but had lots of cysts and surgeries over the years. Ended up having a total hysterectomy this year, due to very enlarged uterus (no real reason why, thought it was fibroids, but none found) anemia from heavy periods, two large complex cysts on the remaining ovary (which had to be removed to be biopsied) and lots of adhesions.
Having one ovary did put me in estrogen dominance, which was told to me by my new obgyn. Estrogen dominance causes fibroids... after my ovary was removed I was told I had a small fibroid... the size of a gum ball... it was left in because I was told it would give me no issues. After my ovary was removed it had a growth spurt and now one year later it has grown to 11 x 9cm and hurts a great deal.
This doesn't make any sense to me. Why am i having symptoms of estrogen dominance if my estrogen levels are low in the 1st half of my cycle? And why am i having symptoms of pregnancy (progesterone related??) if i'm not maintaining normla progesterone levels when I should?
Note that high levels of estrogens (birth control pills, non-bio-identical hormone replacement, or pregnancy) or estrogen dominance can increase the amount of the protein that binds T4. This will produce misleading elevated Total T4 values which can look like ‘hyperthyroidism’ when it is not. Total T3: Reflects the total amount of T3 present in the blood, i.e., the protein bound (unavailable) T3 as well as the Free T3.
Genetic factors can get activated by hormonal imbalances, such as Estrogen dominance, a likely suspect in Endometriosis, Dysmenorrhea and Uterine fibroids. One of the most common patterns with estrogen dominance is excess estrogen in relation to progesterone, which is often too low. 6.
Hi again....sorry about that. Some day I am going to change my password to this forum so that I don't have to keep looking it up in my old mail since I get asked for it practically every time I post :) I am 54 yrs. old. In 1997 I went to my OB/GYN for my regular yearly check up and had a pap smear as part of the exam. The pap came back abnormal but since I had never had a problem before, they suggested I wait 3 months.
Can uterine fibroids and/or ovarian cysts cause sciatica-like symptoms? I've had burning/stinging/stabbing pain in both glutes, hamstrings, calves and feet for 6 years. I've tried everything under the sun to get rid of the pain (long-term physical therapy, steroid injections into L4-L5 disc and piriformis muscle, yoga, deep tissue massage, rolfing, acupuncture, etc) but nothing has helped.
I know when I suffered from my ovarian cysts that I would get pain in the crook of my leg from the pressure. since you have had a complete hysterectomy I doubt that could be the problem unless an ovarian remnant was left behind. Wish I could help more there. I am also dealing with swelling in my ankles/feet/hands. My doctor has run arthritis tests and no dice and a host of other things. The only thing that came back is that my thyroid hormones are off.
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