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Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Cindi, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Cindi

    Cindi Senior Member

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    Hi all

    Do you know what could be causes of low estrogen and progesterone? I am menopausal.Is this totally seperate issue from other hormones like cortisol or are all hormones interrelated.If they are not related than i wonder if i should ask to have my pituitary checked. That is why i am asking. Thanks so much.
    Note: My answers may be late.
  2. Symptomatic

    Symptomatic Senior Member

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    I get my estrogen and progesterone testing done by Labrix - you might find info on their website (or call them, my doctor says they are very good at what they do).
  3. Cindi

    Cindi Senior Member

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    Thanks symptomatic.:)
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    Cindi.............are your estrogen and progesterone levels low or below the normal range? I thought that estrogen and progesterone automatically started to get low when we enter menopause........maybe I'm wrong. My levels were actually way below normal so I decided to try bio-identical compound estrogen and progesterone.
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    Symptomatic Senior Member

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    And my estrogen is normal but my progesterone is way low, so the ratio is skewed. I'm taking bio-identical progesterone.
  6. Cindi

    Cindi Senior Member

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    Tammy, Sorry for late answer. I was away from my PC. Limits i have given were atually limits for menopausal, So, my values seem to be low for menopause,too.Thanks and best wishes.

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