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.
Oestrogen, a female sex hormone with many roles, controls puberty, strengthens bones and more. But too much or too little can cause medical problems.
Follow the links below to find out more about diethylstilboestrol (DES), a synthetic form of oestrogen.
Although it can affect any woman, vaginal dryness is most common in women who have experienced menopause.
How can medication help ease menopause symptoms? This article contains information about different types of menopause medicines, other treatment options and what to ask your doctor.
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.
Cervical cancer treatment
The type of treatment you receive will depend upon the type of abnormality. Find out about the treatments for cervical cancer.
What causes osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is caused by bones losing their density. Some people are more at risk than others. Find out about the causes osteoporosis.
Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
What causes rheumatoid arthritis?
Doctors still don’t know what causes RA, but it is more common in people who smoke or have a family history of this disease. Find out about causes of RA.