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7843530 tn?1395009668

estrogen levels--- what's going on?

I want to know what having an anovulatory cyst typically does to your estrogen levels.
I'm using an ovulation microscope and I've gotten some odd readings here and there, so I'm wondering if my estrogen levels are abnormal because of the cyst my doc felt on my ovary. She said it was only a little enlarged and would probably resolve itself within a cycle, and I'm at CD 24 now, with first time full ferning this morning.
I started using this about two weeks ago, and got a partial ferning the first time I used it, which should have been the day after I was supposed to ovulate. But then this morning it was more like 80% of the view was ferns, so....was the first time a fluke? Or is my estrogen spiking because I'm going to start my period soon? Or is it that my estrogen levels are all over the map and I'm not even ovulating?
Please help! Thanks~
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7843530 tn?1395009668
Please, can someone help with this--
I can't find any info about what anovulatory cysts usually do to your hormones!
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
On anovulatory cysts, the ovaries make more androgens than normal. Androgens are male hormones that females also make. High levels of these hormones affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation.
Other than that there is an increase in LH (leutinizing hormone), total testosterone and free testosterone and maybe an increase in prolactin levels and decrease in estrogen levels.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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7843530 tn?1395009668
Hi Dr. Kaur-- I apologize, I never got an email telling me that you'd responded. So my problems with ovulation might actually be a testosterone imbalance? I was expecting to hear that I had too much estrogen, not too much testosterone! Are there herbal supplements or vitamins that encourage a decrease in testosterone? I don't have insurance so beyond what the walk-in clinic already told me, I'm kind of on my own in terms of trying to fix this.
I'd appreciate any further feedback--I'm really tired of skipping periods for no apparent reason!
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