high level of estrogen on Day 3


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Reply Posted on: Dec 19, 2014 at 6:35pm
Can you please tell me if the following Day 3 results are meaningful:

E2 = 112 pg/mL, FSH = 16.4

Specifically, I wonder if this level of E2 is perhaps too high, and thus masks the real FSH level. True or not?

And, what can be the cause of increased E2 early in the cycle, aside from ovarian cysts producing estrogen?

Many thanks!!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: high level of estrogen on Day 3 Posted on: Dec 31, 2014 at 12:47pm
This is typical of someone with decreased ovarian reserve with production of a follicle to early in the cycle. In fact the FSH would have been higher if the E2 was normal. Depending on your age, you should see why you would have DOR.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.