High levels of estrogen are very common in women, especially in women over 35, yet most ignore and try to live with the problem because they attribute it as part of their menstrual cycle or aging. In addition, many women of menopausal age believe they are actually lacking in estrogen, and this misconception has led many women to engage in hormone replacement therapy. However, this additional estrogen only exacerbates the problem further complicating health. Women who are overweight, have high blood pressure, diabetes or are in certain stages of pregnancy may also be suffering from excess estrogen. This condition is also referred to as "estrogen dominance" because while some women may have surges of estrogen, it is often the imbalance between the normal hormones levels in the body, progesterone and estrogen, where the problems most occur. Symptoms of high estrogen levels may include: While most common during menopause, women can experience low estrogen levels if they undergo a hysterectomy, have chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or have an autoimmune disease. Women with very low body fat, often due to excessive exercise, may also experience low estrogen levels. Mine was 25.9, the gyne said it had to be above 30 for ov. I have been put on clomid 100mg for 3 months and had another day 21 last week. Hopefully will find out this week what it was so will let you know. I have been trawling the web and just found an Australian site that talked about 20 to 24, so that has eased my worry slightly. rubles- you could be right about the levels dropping. Pandaeyes, I said I would let you know when I got the results and I got them today. sallywoo- sorry, missed your post- hope the clomid goes ok. Surely the level must drop off gradually after 7dpo because my CD3 prog was right down to 2.9 or something. that is low but they said it still showed ovulation. happily i had an ultrasound last night on cycle day 13 to see if i am ovulating and there was an egg there, waiting to go. Mine were 22 nmol/L - so I think that means I didn't ovulate. Pandaeyes, in May (my first test) my 21 day score was 12 . Dr said to repeat 21 day test to see if one off or not. Although, I am trying to clutch at straws by telling myself that AF came 4 days after the test so maybe it had started to drop???? HOWEVER, in June at 21 days my score was 60 too.... I would have been a few days pg when the blood was taken. I really hope that the outcome is the same for you. hi, for people wondering about progesterone, just a couple of things i found in my extensive research on this pesky hormone: it ideally should be tested 7 days before your period so day 21 can be inaccurate if you have a short or long cycle. progesterone is the reason your temp rises after ovulation so if you are temping, it's easy to see if you are indeed ovulating. and australian websites, as they measure progesterone differently. I was told anything above 15 n/mol or so indicated ovulation but that they like to see it around 30 - 35. btw, my low reading and previous two miscarriages means i am going to be put on progesterone supplements if/when i fall pregnant.
What is polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS? Polycystic pah-lee-SIS-tik ovary syndrome PCOS is a health problem that can affect a woman's Menstrual cycle Many patients ask if there is a natural alternative to Clomid. The short answer is that many natural treatments work just as well as, and in the vast majority of.