My Oestrogen/Progesterone Ratio
I had a hysterectomy 30 years ago when I was 32. I was on oestrogen only supplements until just over 3 months ago. I was prescribed bio-identical progesterone and bio-identical oestrogen but due to oestrogen dominance symptoms stopped the oestrogen gel. Although the progesterone I am using is an oral capsule I am putting the contents onto my skin.
I had my hormone levels checked last week and don't know how to work out the ratio.
I told the technician that I had a hysterectomy and wanted to know the levels of OESTRADIOL, OESTRONE and OESTRIOL but they have only taken the oestradiol level.
When I look at the blood results it looks like I only have a very small amount of oestradiol but a very high amount of progesterone.
Here are the results which I hope someone can help me understand:-
17 Beta OESTRADIOL <5 pg/mL
PROGESTERONE. 15,470 ng/mL (49,19 mnol/L)
I had my TESTOSTERONE level checked as well but have to pick up the results this afternoon.
I really would appreciate help understanding with a very low oestradiol and a very high progesterone level why I have oestrogen dominance symptoms?