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  #1  
Unread 11-19-2006, 02:35 PM
estrogen levels

Hi,

What do your blood estrogen levels run? Mine seem to vary a lot!
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Unread 11-19-2006, 03:52 PM
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I don't have mine tested that often. I did have them tested recently, but it's been three years and my doc likes to monitor my levels. One thing to keep in mind is that everyone is different and test ranges are usually fairly broad. We all won't feel the same at a given level. How often are you testing? Are you having problems?

ETA, I see that you haven't had your hysterectomy yet. I don't think it's unusual for your levels to be fluctuating. Keep in mind that the majority of the ladies posting here in the jungle have already had their surgery.
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Unread 11-19-2006, 05:07 PM
estrogen levels

Hi,

My ovaries aren't functioning and one has been completely removed and I only have a fraction of the other one left, so I'm not producing much in the way of hormones naturally. I"ve had them tested every six months.
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Unread 11-19-2006, 06:38 PM
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Hi Jahee, I'm in a similar situation to you in that I still have my uterus and only have a small fraction of one ovary left due to a long history of endo. However, I don't have adeno and have no plans for a hyster anytime soon. On 2 pumps/day of Estrogel my estradiol was only around 30, which was not high enough to keep some unpleasant symptoms at bay so I switched to Combipatch. Haven't had bloodwork since the switch but I feel sure it's higher now. Also, I noticed that my levels fluctuate a lot, I think that's normal in our 40s. It seems like my little piece of an ovary is still producing some hormones, but only in spurts, not consistently, and this can really make it hard to find balance with exogenous hrt.
I saw your other question regarding no HRT for 3-6 months post-hyst to let endo die, I've read here that some docs feel that the concurrent use of progesterone or a progestin along with ERT will offset estrogen's endo-feeding properties, has your doctor discussed that with you? Maybe if you continue the prometrium after your hyst it could be a way to keep your hrt without significantly increasing your risk for an endo recurrence...good luck with your surgery. s, Andrea
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