Hormone estrogen fibroids

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Avatar f tn most dry around mouth and chin *Heat intolerance *Ongoing weight gain, even though I've never had a weight issue prior to all this *Difficulty falling/staying asleep *Constant salt/sugar craving *Tender/painful breasts *Chronic dry eyes *Joint pain *Clumsiness *23 day cycle menstruation (as opposed to 28) *Heavy menstrual cycle, but bleeding is on/off during the cycle - one day heavy, next day nothing, next day heavy again but stops at 7 days, until the next cycle *Horrible allergies *High anxi
Avatar n tn It could be that your body is still producing estrogen over and above what should be at this stage of things and feeding the fibroids. Has your doc suggested anything to help this situation yet? I'm assuming that you've had an ultrasound to know that they have grown so, I'm wondering if your doc has also checked the thickness of your uterine lining? It sounds like it is hormone related but, only your doc can do the necessary testings to say for sure.
Avatar n tn I think i have found that high prolactin usually goes hand in hand with high estrogen, and high estrogen can cause fibroids. I am 30 and facing needing a hysterectomy due to 4 LARGE fibroids which the docs keep telling me, "some people just grow them" without really ever checking any further. I am on a mission of sorts to learn what I can as this response does not sit well with me and i feel there has to be a root cause. HELP!
Avatar n tn I had my uterus, ovaries, cervix and tubes removed due to fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometrosis (found during the operation). I also scheduled a urologist to come in after the hysterectomy and perform a bladder suspension. I'm 55 years old and prior to surgery I had not stopped bleeding on a regular basis, so the hysterectomy was my "menopause". My recovery went well, except that my stomach muscles were sore (I had an open bikini cut), but now my incision no longer hurts.
Avatar f tn I do not understand why this would work if it will not stop my estrogen production. The estrogen obviously will still be produced. I have felt really great the past month until I started bleeding a week ago and now I just feel drained again and kind of depressed. What should I do and how can I stop the extra production of estrogen?
Avatar n tn Estrace, Tri-Est, Bi-Est) has the negative effect of increasing blood clots because it is not natural for estrogen to enter the bloodstream through the stomach. Pill estrogen, even if it is bio-identical, goes from the stomach to the liver and stimulates it to make clotting factors" I will check Uzzi's book tonight. I have been falling asleep after reading only one page...not that this is not interesting stuff, just that I am going to bed way toooo late:) Things will get better.
Avatar n tn I went for my follow up today and the sonogram reported 5 fibroids and a complex cyst on the left ovary. Today my GYN did an endomitral (sp) biopsy - OH, NOT FUN AT ALL! I guess based on the number of fibroids and the cyst my GYN has recommended surgery. I have been searching on the Internet trying to learn as much as I can. Is there a general rule of thumb as to when having a certain number of fibroids warrants removal? What about complex cyst? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone~ I was reading on another forum some sypmtoms of too much estrogen. 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!
Avatar n tn Endometrial thickening can be benign and caused by low levels of estrogen and a lack of progesterone as you transition into menopause. Estrogen builds up the lining and no more progesterone prevents it from leveling off and shedding.
Avatar f tn I have a damaged pituitary and Hashi's. My Growth Hormone blood test is 0.03 [0.01-8.00] I'm a 49yr old female, abnormal on all sex hormones. What is the normal for someone my age? I asked the doc if I need replacement GH and he says he doesn't know. When I called the ins. company about coverage, they asked for a diagnosis and treatment code, and I don't know these. Are there tests that you have to take in order to prove that your pituitary can't be stimulated to make this?
Avatar n tn I am currently experiencing lower back pain, frequent urination and heaviness and dull achiness in my pelvic region along with some vaginal discharge. It is thin but has a distinct odor. I went thru menopause over 5 years ago and have been on hormone replacement since that time. I am wondering if possibly the endo has returned due to the hrt's that I have been taking? Please advise. I am planning on setting up an appt for be checked out by my obgyn very soon.
Avatar f tn Its an estrogen based condition and when its too high fibroids could develope along with a suppressed (hypo) low functioning thyroid when estrogen dominance is present. The other interesting thing is iodine deficiency also could play a role in both these conditions when faced with them - but in so many medical offices in traditional treatment - Iodine levels are nearly never examined as an issue when both these conditions are present.
Avatar f tn Once they got my dose right, the gyn/onc sent me to a hormone/menopause specialist. Since I had/have endo, she cut my dose of estrogen way way back. Ugh, I felt like **** again. She said I had tumors again as the endo had returned. Yes it certainly can return with the addition of estrogen. (Don't stress) She started me on estrogen/progesterone/testosterone cream that I get from a compounding pharmacy. It is all bioidentical which I think is the only way to go.
Avatar f tn I finally found a Dr. that knew all about hormone imbalances and she works with bioidentical hormone replacement. It's been 36 days now and I'm feeling so much better. I'm not 100% yet but I'm getting so much better. After all the tests (well, not all are back yet) have been done, I was estrogen dominant and hormones were WAY OUT of balance. She is now trying to balance everything.
Avatar n tn Red raspberry might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use red raspberry.
Avatar n tn No one knows exactly why fibroids form and grow. One theory links fibroids to estrogen levels, because fibroids don't occur before puberty, they tend to grow larger when women use birth control pills or during pregnancy, and they tend to shrink after menopause. Scientists think that genetic factors also play a role. You are more likely to develop fibroids if they run in your family. Who gets fibroids? Most of the time, fibroids grow in women of childbearing age.
Avatar f tn They are the most common benign neoplasm in females. Fibroids are stimulated by the hormone estrogen, produced naturally in your body. Uterine fibroids often do not require treatment, but when they are problematic, they may be treated surgically or with medication — possible interventions include a hysterectomy, hormonal therapy, a myomectomy, or uterine artery embolization. Uterine fibroids shrink dramatically in size after a woman passes through menopause.
Avatar f tn Hello, The causes of post menopausal bleeding could be ovarian cyst fibroids and endometriosis, diseases of pituitary gland, hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, thyroid hormone imbalance and diabetes. Your doctor may consider tests like blood sugar levels, thyroid function test, prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSA), estrogen, and testosterone. Imaging studies, such as ultrasound, X-ray, and CT scan or MRI brain may also be recommended in certain individuals.
Avatar n tn I have fibroids on my urterus and after several months of the periods from hell with blood clots as big as saucers. I finally consult a Dr. she stated that I was serverly anemenic and need lupron injections before a partical could be done. Is there anything else I can try. Already had the embolism.
Avatar f tn Causes of post menopausal bleeding could be ovarian cyst, fibroids and endometriosis, diseases of pituitary gland, hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, thyroid hormone imbalance and cervical or ovarian cancer. Fibroids and endometriosis/ adenomyosis need to be ruled out. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Cat Hello, Causes of post menopausal bleeding could be ovarian cyst, fibroids and endometriosis, diseases of pituitary gland, hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, thyroid hormone imbalance and cervical or ovarian cancer. Fibroids and endometriosis/ adenomyosis need to be ruled out. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn The cause is unknown but has been associated with the hormone estrogen. Treatment depends on several factors such as age, general health, severity of symptoms, or type of fibroids present. Birth control pills may help control heavy periods while iron supplements may help prevent anemia. Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs will help with the cramps or pain and short-term hormonal therapy injections may also be indicated to help shrink the fibroids.
Avatar m tn Often there is hormonal imbalance and there is no problem with the uterus (such as fibroids, thickening of linin, endometriosis etc). You need to get a complete hormone panel including estrogen, progesterone, FSH, LH and prolactin. If the results point towards an imbalance then hormone replacement therapy often helps improve the cycle. Please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Take care!
Avatar n tn Not to sound too New Age, but, if you have fibroids I would recommend you get your hormone levels checked, do not drink alcohol or coffee, do not smoke, cut out dairy products and do not carry excess body fat. I think stress is a factor too. You will be amazed if you research into how much estrogen we are exposed to in our diet and our environment. Good luck!
Avatar n tn There have been a number of studies on estrogen and weight gain and estrogen is believed not to increase weight. Many women do gain weight and believe it is due to estrogen, but the studies don't support it. Some increase in breast size and some fluid retention do happen. Having your ovaries out can also affect your thyroid hormone levels and that can cause weight gain. Ask your doctor to check your thyroid levels. Machelle M.
Avatar n tn ) that is one of the reasons fibroids and endo stop growing after stoping the production of this hormone as well as shut down your ovaries and stop ovulation. That's all. You will be just fine.