Oestrogen is a female sex hormone with many roles, including controlling puberty and strengthening bones. But too much or too little can cause medical problems.
Oestrogen blood test
Many women at some time have a blood test for oestrogen. It might be during pregnancy, if their menstrual cycle is unusual, or for some other reason.
Follow the links below to find out more about diethylstilboestrol (DES), a synthetic form of oestrogen.
Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is medication to treat troublesome symptoms of menopause. Find out about types of MHT and their risks.
Testosterone blood test
A testosterone blood test can show how much of the sex hormone testosterone is in your body. Men usually have more testosterone than women.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the name for a number of hormone therapies that can be used to treat the symptoms of menopause.
Breast cysts are benign bubbles of fluid in the breast. It’s important to know how to recognise them and what to look for if you suspect a lump is not benign.
Although it can affect any woman, vaginal dryness is most common in women who have experienced menopause.
Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Find out about menopause, common symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment and support.