Estrogen Level: Normal, High and Low

Estrogens are a group of hormones (estriol, estradiol, and estrone) that mostly influence the growth, maintenance, and repair of reproductive tissues. Thus, an estrogen level test helps check puberty, fertility, menopause, and other conditions.

Normal Range:

For Estriol:

  • Male: <07 ng/mL
  • Female: <08 ng/mL

For Estradiol:

  • Male:
    • 0 to 7.1 years: 0 to 13 pg/mL
    • 1 to 12.1 years: 0 to 16 pg/mL
    • 1 to 13.6 years: 0 to 26 pg/mL
    • 6 to 15.1 years: 0 to 38 pg/mL
    • >1 years: 10 to 40 pg/mL
  • Female:
    • 0 to 7.1 years: 0 to 20 pg/mL
    • 1 to 10.5 years: 0 to 24 pg/mL
    • 5 to 11.6 years: 0 to 60 pg/mL
    • 6 to 12.3 years: 15 to 85 pg/mL
    • >3 years (premenopausal): 15 to 350 pg/mL
    • >3 years (postmenopausal): 0 to 10 pg/mL

For Estrone:

  • Male:
    • 0 to 7.1 years: 0 to 16 pg/mL
    • 1 to 11.5 years: 0 to 22 pg/mL
    • 5 to 13.6 years: 10 to 25 pg/mL
    • 6 to 15.1 years: 10 to 46 pg/mL
    • >1 years: 10 to 60 pg/mL
  • Female:
    • 0 to 7.1 years: 0 to 29 pg/mL
    • 1 to 10.5 years: 10 to 33 pg/mL
    • 5 to 11.6 years: 15 to 43 pg/mL
    • 6 to 12.3 years: 16 to 77 pg/mL
    • >3 years (premenopausal): 17 to 200 pg/mL
    • >3 years (postmenopausal): 7 to 40 pg/mL

What do abnormal results mean?

  • High levels of estradiol or estrone could suggest early puberty or tumors in ovaries for females, and delayed puberty or tumors in the testicles for males.
  • What’s more, they could also indicate hyperthyroidism, liver damage, or tumors in the adrenal glands for both males and females.
  • In addition, high estriol levels for pregnant women mean labor may occur soon.
  • On the other hand, low estrogen levels could be signs of eating disorder, low levels of pituitary hormones, poorly functioning ovaries, and Turner syndrome. Besides, a decreased estriol level shows failing pregnancy.

 

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