In a 6 month period my estrogen level went from below 20 to over 2300. What could it be?
I am a 'healthy' 53 year old female. 5' 5" and 140 lbs. I have been in menapause for 5 years. (no period). I have taken herbal supplement, "Estroven" since the beginning. I have not had HORRIBLE hot flashes, night sweats or mood swings. However, I have had vaginal dryness. A couple of years ago, I began using Estring 2mg - which helped. I had my hormone levels tested in December and my doctor said they basically didn't even register. My estrogen level was below 20. I began using bio-identicals, but was not very faithful. I would skip a day or two, then back on it, averaging everyother day. I wasn't noticing a huge difference. I then decided I would make a FAITHFUL effort. I called my doctor and asked if I could have my hormones re-tested. After 6 full weeks of DAILY FAITHFUL USE (applied only to my hips/abdomen) - and 6 months since my last blood test, my new estrogen level was 2,376!!!!! My doctor called and had me come in for an immediate ultrasound of my overies - NORMAL! I will have another blood test today. WHAT ELSE should I be concerned about here - and WHAT ELSE should my doctor be looking for?? By the way, my 'doctor' is actually a nurse practitioner....
Okay... new blood test - 8 days later shows a perfectly normal, LOW estrogen level of 15. My doctor is stumped. She says a high of 2376 is UNHEARD OF! And it would be IMPOSSIBLE to come down to 15 within 8 days!!! She is having her lab investigate what may have happened with my blood tests!! ????? In the mean time, she is prescribing a new bio-identical hormone treatment that will fit with my NEWEST blood work and symptoms. Hope it works!
I have a problem with lumpy breasts even though I am post menopausal. I had them checked out and had mammograms done and the gynocologist told me that women can get estrogen surges even in post menopause. Sounds like this is happening with you.
If you eat meat , apparently some of these animals are pumped full of hormones to be ready for the market sooner, so these hormones can get passed on to our bodies by ingesting them through food and without your awareness.
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