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Topic: New Dx...estradiol levels

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2019 12:49PM

rlmessy wrote:

So, new dx...first team appt tomorrow. But I had a routine pap smear scheduled on Monday and kept the appt just to get it out of the way. Gynecologist did a FSH and Estrodiol test to check menapausal status as I have been going through menapause the last 3 years. Anyway, over the last 3 years FSH has steadily declined 40.4...37.2...29.1. Estradiol was declining too 21...12...but then this year it jumped to 44!!

Is that totally crazy, what would make it jump like that? Now I am concerned that I am not in menopause and/or possibly have something ovarian going too.

Having a huge UGG!! moment.

My DX appears below but I am also a caregiver to my awesome Mom, a 13 year (2006) BC Survivor, IIIa IDC, ER/PR+, HER2+, R MX, Lymphedema R Arm Dx 10/10/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/17/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Oct 16, 2019 02:01PM MelissaDallas wrote:

Estradiol can swing a lot during perimenopause. I’ve also read that levels can vary a lot from day to day, or even within a single day

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.

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