Synonyms/Also Known as
FSH, LH, Progesterone, Testosterone, Second Trimester Maternal Serum Screening, SHBG, Androstenedione, DHEA
Why get tested?
To measure estrogen levels, to detect hormonal imbalance, to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for infertility or symptoms of menopause and in early stages of pregnancy to assess fetal placental status.
When to get tested?
In women, when symptoms of hormone imbalance ( like abnormal vaginal bleeding, lack of menstrual periods, unusual and/or early or late sex organ development) are present. To monitor infertility treatment or therapy for menopause. in high-risk pregnancy to monitor the health of baby and placenta. In Men, with gynecomastia.
Test preparation needed
No special preparation required
About The Test
How is it used
1. Are estrogens present in men?
Yes. Estrogens are present in men but in low levels when compared to women and are required for hormonal balance and the functioning of other glands.
2. When are estrogen levels increased in men?
Gynecomastia and estrogen-producing tumors.
3. When are estrogen levels decreased in women?
Menopause, PCOD, premature ovarian failure, congenital conditions like Turner syndrome, thyroid disorders, severely underweight, chemotherapy, low-functioning pituitary gland.
4. What are the symptoms of estrogen deficiency in women?
Irregular periods, Infertility, Weak bones, Painful intercourse, Hot flushes, Depression, Increase in urinary tract infections, etc.