Androgen vs estrogen

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Avatar n tn Were any other androgen levels tests - LH, FSH, dhea sulfate, any testosterone levels, or SHBH? Estrogen and testosterone are related and estrogen comes from multiple sources.
Avatar m tn Could I have an androgen secreting tumor since all estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid levels are within normal range? Or is there something else I am missing? I am scheduled for an appointment with GP in two weeks, but I cannot stop thinking that something more is going on.
Avatar n tn Dear Char214: Femara is an aromatase inhibitor, it works by blocking the enzyme that converts the body's androgen hormones into estrogen. This type of treatment is one of the appropriate hormone (anti-estrogen) treatments of estrogen receptive breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Avatar f tn Dhea is a precursor hormone so are they going to test estrogen, testosterone and see if you have an androgen issue? Or a pituitary issue? It is produced in the adrenals so they can do more testing, and keep an eye on it. But just the one test does not tell you much. You need more testing.
Avatar m tn Ovariectomy and estrogen supplementation were used to evaluate the effect of estrogen on HBV titers in transgenic mice with replicating HBV in hepatocytes. The effect of estrogen signaling on transcription of HBV genes, and the mechanisms of regulation, were studied in HepG2 cells. RESULTS: HBV titers increased in female mice after ovariectomy and decreased in male mice supplemented with estrogen. Hepatic expression of estrogen receptor (ER)? was increased by estrogen exposure.
Avatar m tn Risk factors for the development of male breast cancer include increased exposure to estrogen, reduced androgen, history of orchitis secondary to mumps, undescended testis, testicular injury or cirrhosis of the liver, and a family history of breast cancer. I would suggest you have yourself seen by your doctor. The tender lump you are experiencing in your areola could be caused by a localized infection or an abscess. Good luck.
138239 tn?1239924924 It can be low for many reasons - but were any other androgen tests done as well that were off like estrogen or testosterone? If you take DHEA, you will likely raise those levels. It can have unwanted side effects in that case. Was LH or FSH tested? Any other adrenal hormones like renin, aldosterone, cortisol, ACTH tested? How were you tested for Cushing's? Did they at least follow the guidelines and test you three times? I had Cushing's - it can be very difficult to diagnose.
Avatar m tn It serves as a pre-curser for the sex hormones, androgen and estrogen. There is evidence in support of the use of DHEA for help with adrenal insufficiency, depression, and lupus; however; there are no studies of long term effects. DHEA may increase the risk of prostate, breast, or any hormone sensitive cancers and it is recommended only to be taken under the supervision of a MD.
Avatar f tn Is there a right or wrong answer to using estrogen blockers for ADH? I realize that ADH isn't cancer just a disorder that puts me at a higher risk to develop breast cancer. Has the research shown that it is better one way than the other? Estrogen blockers vs. monthly breast self-exams, MRI's of the breast and noting any type of changes in the breast? I'm only 54 years old and not really sure what to do from here?
Avatar m tn Both high and low testosterone levels can be associated with a low libido. The gel is no typically recommended after a history of androgen dependent cancer. Aside hormonal issues, other factors that could affect libido include psychological factors, micronutrient deficiency, systemic causes etc. I would suggest an evaluation by an internist and a psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation and suggestion of an appropriate management plan. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn I am being treated with this with Hydrocortone but with this my testosterone levels is low as is my Free Androgen Index is also low. I am now on transdermal patch of testosterone to try to ignite my libido which has been non-exsistent for years. the dose of 300mg is not enough but my doctor does not want to up dosage. I would like to have a healthy sex life and my marriage is definitely suffering due to this. anyone got any answers to this for me?
Avatar n tn Thyroid problems and abnormal levels of FSH, LH, prolactin, androgen hormones or male hormones and estrogen hormones too can be the cause. MRI of brain may be required to rule out pituitary tumors secreting prolactin. Another major contributor is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This can be diagnosed by a CT scan or abdominal ultrasound and tests for insulin resistance. Smoking is also often associated with secondary amenorrhea and can be worse in presence of stress.
Avatar f tn Apart from these there are some medicines available for treating hirsutism in PCOS. These include oral contraceptives which contain estrogen and progesterone and suppress ovulation, Metformin, antiandrogens which cause androgen blockage( eg spironolactone, flutamide, cyproterone acetate), oral corticosteroids and Finasteride. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn I have been on estrogen replacement since my surgery in 1998. I still have moderate-severe hot flashes and they seem to be getting more intense with age. I switched from oral Premarin which covered me pretty well but I didn't want to be taking pills the rest of my life. Since then I have tried a variety of patches that are really not very effective on a regular basis and very expensive. At my age, what do you recommend. Is Premarin dangerous (risk of DVT).
Avatar f tn A score of Estrogen Receptor positive (ER+) means that estrogen is causing your tumor to grow, and that the cancer should respond well to hormone suppression treatments. If the score is Estrogen Receptor negative (ER-), then your tumor is not driven by estrogen, and your results will need to be evaluated along with other tests, such as your HER2 status, to determine the most effective treatment. Positive vs.
Avatar m tn Stress and anxiety is a major factor. Thyroid problems and abnormal levels of FSH, LH, prolactin, androgen hormones or male hormones and estrogen hormones too can be the cause. MRI of brain may be required to rule out pituitary tumors secreting prolactin. Another major contributor is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This can be diagnosed by a CT scan or abdominal ultrasound and tests for insulin resistance.
1562716 tn?1295008950 Since one ovary and uterus was removed, chances of hormonal imbalance are always there. Thyroid problems and abnormal levels of FSH, LH, prolactin, androgen hormones or male hormones and estrogen hormones can be the cause and hence get this tested. If there is pain on right side, then possibility of gut disorders like colitis, IBS, kidney stones etc should be looked into. The pain can also be due to adhesions formed post surgery. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor.
Avatar n tn The fat skimming process takes away the female hormones, progesterone and estrogen, while leaving behind androgen. This can cause a hormonal imbalance and impact ovulation since you are literally consuming extra male hormones. Full fat and organic is better, but you're still consuming a ton of fat and naturally existing growth hormones (cows milk is intended to make a baby calf grow into a massive cow in a short period of time).
Avatar f tn So, both ovaries are actually producing similar levels of testosterone. I also saw a medical endocrinologist (vs reproductive one) yesterday and she's running various tests to try to see if this could be Cushing's or any other endocrine/thyroid/pituitary based causes. She also mentioned possibility that perhaps my PCOS-related insulin issues might have triggered ovarian cells to shift to the testosterone production somehow.
Avatar f tn Hello, There are some causes of low progesterone which should be ruled out and these include high estrogen levels, stress, lack of exercise and poor nutrition, insulin resistance, medications and polycystic ovarian disease. Diagnostic tests for PCOS are 2 hr GTT,serum androgen and testosterone levels,LH-FSH ratio,prolactin levels,TSH levels,17-hydroxyprogesterone levels and 3D ultrasound done.
Avatar f tn Stress and anxiety is a major factor. Thyroid problems and abnormal levels of FSH, LH, prolactin, androgen hormones or male hormones and estrogen hormones too can be the cause. MRI of brain may be required to rule out pituitary tumors secreting prolactin. Another major contributor is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This can be diagnosed by a CT scan or abdominal ultrasound and tests for insulin resistance.
Avatar f tn Having a hysterectomy would have nothing to do with your taking Tamoxifen or not. The ovaries are the Estrogen producers so unless they were removed the hormone would still be produced. Regards .....
Avatar n tn And I am not referring to rogaine or propecia or anything like that. A pill that mimics what the estrogen in the Yasmin does to prevent my hair from falling out?
Avatar f tn It does act as an anti-estrogen but also acts like estrogen in that it prevents the bone loss that other drugs like Tamoxifen may cause. It actually has the same side effects as Tamoxifen but not every person will experience all of these side effects or to the same degree. I'm not sure what you mean by "it made me ill" ... you may have the same side effects with the other drug but it's worth a try. Regards ....
Avatar m tn I started 10 mg 2x per day use of progesterone cream 1 week ago to help normalize my periods because I have a strong suspicion I am estrogen dominant and possible PCOS. My periods are irregular. I started on day 16 because my periods are wacky and was due to stop using progesterone August 12 or 13. Well, after 7 days of using the cream, I am spotting. Does this mean I should stop using the cream, or continue for a few more days?
Avatar f tn For this, Apart from these hair removal options, there are some medicines available for treating hirsutism in PCOS. These include oral contraceptives which contain estrogen and progesterone and suppress ovulation, Metformin, antiandrogens which cause androgen blockage( eg spironolactone, flutamide, cyproterone acetate), oral corticosteroids and Finasteride. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a dermatologist.
1715257 tn?1308732738 Thyroid problems and abnormal levels of FSH, LH, prolactin, androgen hormones or male hormones and estrogen hormones can also be the cause. Hence consult your gynecologist. May be you will benefit with hormone replacement therapy. Numb peripheries can happen due to peripheral vascular disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart.
Avatar m tn You didn't say if you're overweight! Belly fat, and testosterone don't go together. Body fat contains aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogens, the female sex hormone in women. Having extra estrogens triggers your body to slow its production of testosterone. And the less testosterone you make, the more belly fat you accumulate and the more estrogens you have.