Doctor Q&A for Dr. Susan Wingo

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Other cause?: Conditions causing few or no periods associated with high estrogen levels, such as PCOS, will usually result in bleeding when progestrone levels drop ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Something missing: Des- in chemical use means a molecule that is missing some atoms present in the original molecule. Loratidine is broken down in the body (metabolized ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Few possibilities: If it happens primarily when you are first exposed to sun after months of limited exposure, it may be PMLE (PolyMorphous Light Eruption). Read more fr ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
It depends.: Usually, a Cortrosyn Stimulation Test give 4 results: ACTH(Baseline) & Cortisol(Baseline, 30', & 60'). The baseline ACTH & Cortisol are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
May be just right: A low TSH with normal T3/T4 levels means that while these T3/4 levels may be just right for someone else, they are just a little bit higher than what ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Normal: It means that the doctor could feel the thyroid gland in the neck, but that it wasn't any bigger than it's supposed to be. This means that the thyroi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Can't Control Sugar: Diabetes occurs when the body can no longer keep sugar levels in the blood normal. Insulin is the key hormone for controlling sugar levels. Diabetes c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
WBC issues.: Many people have WBCs lower than the listed normal range. A WBC of 3.1 may be perfectly normal for you. When meds like methimazole or PTU (propylth ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe: 0.6 mcg/dl would normally be very low for an 8AM Cortisol. The normal range for Cortisol shortly after waking up is around 7-20 (varies some from one ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabet ... Read More
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