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Re: Questions re Seroquel and re estrogen (Lar? SLS?) Meri-Tuuli

Posted by Laurie Beth on November 17, 2005, at 18:44:06

In reply to Re: Questions re Seroquel and re estrogen (Lar? SLS?) Laurie Beth, posted by Meri-Tuuli on November 17, 2005, at 16:14:23

I don't really know enough to answer your question. My guess would be that having only one healthy ovary would not dramatically decrease estrogen levels. In a woman with 2 ovaries, each month, many follicles start to grow on both ovaries. Eventually, one follicle gets ahead enough to suppress FSH (estrogen from the developing follicles suppresses FSH) enough to cause the other follicles to stop growing. The one that gets ahead eventually ovulates. Sometimes that follicle is on the left, sometimes on the right. In a woman with one ovary, the process is the same, except the follicle that gets ahead each time is, of course, always on same ovary.

It's interesting that your cycles are a little longer than typical. I wonder if that's typical with one ovary, and if it does suggest something about slightly lower levels of estrogen early in the cycle?

In any event, I've never heard of any correlation between having only one ovary and mood disorders. Which doesn't mean there isn't one.





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