Estradiol is a naturally occurring female hormone estrogen. It is used to treat menopausal symptoms seen in women due to less production of estrogen, like vaginal dryness, itching, burning, and hot flashes.
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I have acne and coarse hair on my body. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had hormonal imbalances my whole life. My menstrual cycle has never been regular. I have acne and coarse hair on my body. My gynecologist said that I have severe PCOD and referred me to an endocrinologist. He asked for some blood tests and I need an evaluation of them as he was ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your symptoms and saw your detailed laboratory tests results (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you have a non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia in which there is a partial deficiency of 21 alpha hydro... Read Full »
I had unprotected sex after receiving an injection of Estradiol Valerate, but I also took an emergency oral contraceptive. Can I get pregnant this month?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a five day menstruation in a 22nd day cycle. On day ten, I got Estradiol valerate injection. I had unprotected sex on day 13 but I took emergency oral contraceptive pill on day 15. Can I still get pregnant this month? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, According to your history, you have taken contraceptive injection as well as emergency pills after sex. if it was taken in proper dose, then you should have least chances of pregnancy. As urine pregnancy tests cannot detect hormone in the earl... Read Full »
Do I need to take Arimidex to inhibit high E2 levels?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I just want check whether my T/E2 values are proper not because I am suffering from most of the symptoms of high estrogen levels like enlarged prostate, extreme fatigue, anxiety, muscle loss, belly side fat, loss of libido, knee and joint pains for more than 10 years. A... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that your testosterone is completely normal but not estradiol. The maximum physiological level is 40 pg/ml and the level above this rings alarm bell and should be investigated. T... Read Full »
Will I be able to conceive naturally with PCOS?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I got married before 1.5 years. I have had PCOS since I was young. I remember that I had various types of medication as I did not get my periods regularly in the initial stages. My mother had taken me to many doctors, including Ayurveda, homeopathy, and allopathy. Befor... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.It is good that you continued Ginette 35 (Cyproterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol) to date. Your menses would have been regular after being placed on Ginette 35 to date as I presume. If you wish to conceive, then you must stop the pills after completing this pack and ... Read Full »
Which tests should I undergo to determine hormonal imbalance?
Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I am having man boobs and love handles. They just will not go away. I workout and reduced a lot of fat, but the fat in this area is stubborn. I want to know whether there is any hormonal imbalance in my body like high content of estrogen. What tests should I undergo to ... Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called gynecomastia which is quite common and needs treatment due to cosmetic reasons. First of all, this may be natural following obesity or due to hormonal imbalance inside you. You need a checkup whether there is any hormonal imbalance. A testicular examinatio... Read Full »
What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip?
Query: Hello doctor, What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip? I take Yamini birth control pills and they are not labeled with days. I was taking the pills and the second-week pills are supposed to be taken from the bottom of the strip to the top. Instead, I ended up ta... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not matter how you take the pills in Yamini (a combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol), as the contents of each and every pill is the same. So, you are very much protected from pregnancy. You need not have Plan B (Levonorgestrel) in case you h... Read Full »
My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and taking Asmita. Can pregnancy be continued?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife had irregular periods. We consulted a gynecologist and she suggested starting Asmita tablet for 21 days and Oosure tablet for a month. We started medication from mid of last month. Now, ultrasound says that she is 8 weeks pregnant. My question is can she continue the pregna... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both the drugs Asmita 21 (combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol) and Oosure tablets (Myo-Inositol) have been advised to her presuming that she was a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and had concerns regarding ovulation. But, as Asmita are es... Read Full »
Should I use Progesterone cream for elevated estradiol values?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female in good health. I am not on any medication, and I eat well. 5'4" 140 pounds. I have an irregular period, fatigue, cyclical migraine headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, and dry eyes. My basal temperature does not indicate ovulation, and the blood report came bac... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Three things are important in your case- 1) High cortisol. 2) High estradiol. 3) Low vitamin D. The most common cause of high-level cortisol is Cushing syndrome (pituitary adenoma) and stress. Treatment- MRI to rule out pituitary adenoma. Release your stress with t... Read Full »
I am trying to conceive a baby with the help of certain medications. Is it possible for me?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a follicular scan four times for the last time; I had ovulated on the 18th day after giving a human chorionic gonadotropin injection on the 15th day. So for the past ten days, I have been taking Estradiol 2 mg twice a day, and from the 24th day, my gynecologist suggested taking Dydr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share your detailed obstetrics gynecology medical, and drug history with me. It seems you have been treated for a fertility issue.Things seem normal at present. 1.Have complete checks and regular treatment for any medical health issue; if you should have normal ... Read Full »
I am a PCOD patient with primary infertility. Can I take tablet Progynova to build up endometrium?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old PCOD patient with primary infertility. My LMP was 10 days before. I took tablet Letrozole 2.5 mg once a day for five days from the next day of my periods. Today is my eighth day. I had a USG today. Findings are, ET 3.6 mm, right ovary follicle is 11 mm, left ovary fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are on day 8, ET (endometrial thickness) is low for the day of the cycle. You should be starting on Progynova (Estradiol) 2 mg one tablet twice a day for the next seven days. Your follicular scan days should be on day 11, 15 and 17. The follicles are appropria... Read Full »