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Why do estrogen levels rise in women?

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During puberty, it's normal for levels of estrogen to rise. High levels of estrogen are seen in women who are extremely overweight. Estrogen levels also rise during a healthy pregnancy, and increased estrogen levels may be seen with tumors of the ovaries, testes, or adrenal glands. Some medications may also cause estrogen levels to rise.

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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