Signs and Symptoms of High Estrogen

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Medically reviewed by Brenda G., MD | Written by SheCares Editorial Team | Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Signs and Symptoms of High Estrogen

Varying high estrogen symptoms may occur simultaneously or one after another with differing levels of intensity and duration.

Continue reading to learn more about the signs and symptoms of high estrogen levels to prevent a constant buildup of ailments from turning more critical.

Symptoms of High Estrogen Levels

Even though many high estrogen symptoms are universally associated with the transition into a woman's infertile years, they can occur at any age and are often incorrectly connected to other conditions.

Physical Symptoms of High Estrogen Levels

Without a doubt, the list of symptoms is diverse with the effects of too much estrogen sometimes very subtle, making monitoring levels all the more important.

Physical Symptoms

Psychological Symptoms

Psychological Symptoms of High Estrogen Levels

Aside from aforementioned symptoms, less common physical manifestations can also be vaginal infections; nausea; vomiting; and fibrocystic breasts while mental health symptoms include panic attacks and memory loss.

Signs of High Estrogen Levels

Signs of High Estrogen Levels

Medical signs are quantifiable tests that doctors analyze in order to diagnose a patient with a certain condition. When paired with symptoms of high estrogen, these signs will help distinguish the underlying cause of the hormonal imbalance.

  • Vaginal infection (Positive tests showing bacterial or fungal growth)
  • Hair loss (Diagnosed by doctor through visible scalp-wide hair loss)
  • Fibrocystic breasts (Positive mammogram or ultrasound results)
  • High levels of estrogen (Confirmed by blood tests)
  • Low serotonin levels by blood tests
  • Mental health consultations

Moreover, the presence of high estrogen levels can lead to a host of more serious disorders if the imbalance evolves into a state of estrogen dominance. These ailments include, but are not limited to, the following:

There is a direct relationship between breast cancer and high estrogen levels. Certain types of breast cancer - such as hormone receptor-positive breast cancer - have receptors estrogen attaches to, which helps the cancer manifest.

Continue reading to learn more about lowering estrogen levels as a first step toward preventing further difficulties.