Endometriosis and low Estradiol Levels

Patient

Q: I am a 29 yo with a history of endometriosis, cysts and a polyp on my cervix. I had a laparoscopy and D and C preformed in December of last year. Recently I started suffering from these symptoms: night sweats(so bad I drench my clothes and sheets), painful periods, Spotting and cramping in between periods,insomnia, mood swings, headaches, acne, facial hair growth, loss of energy, occasional vaginal dryness and nausea. My PCP checked my estriodal level and it came back at 7. I went to see my gyno for a consult and he didn't seemed to be concerned with the symptoms or estriodal level and just changed my Birth Control to a higher dose estrogen pill. I am a little bit uneasy about this decision as there are so many horrible things that cause low estrogen. Should I request more testing, get a second opinion or just wait and see what happens?

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