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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Hypogonadism : Your doctor should test to find out why testosterone is low --- is the pituitary gland or the testes not working? If the pituitary ('master gland') in ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Each patient unique: Long-term metformin use can cause vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to anemia and nerve symptoms in hands/feet. Some patients also develop GI sympto ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Changes in hormones: Several studies show that the pre-menstrual interval (3-7 days before period) may be associated with higher blood sugar levels in insulin-requiring wo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Anemia or low BP?: Lightheadedness and fatigue can arise from many conditions. In young women, heavy menstrual bleeding can cause anemia (low red blood count) that show ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Insulin resistance?: These 3 symptoms are all non-specific and can be seen separately in many conditions. But, women with Insulin resistance syndrome and pcos, can show hi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Need to avoid!: Several topical testosterone gels/solution are applied to skin to treat male hypogonadism (low testosterone). A very important precaution of using the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
High sugar risks: High uncontrolled sugars during pregnancy, whether in type 1 or 2 or gestational diabetes can cause many problems for baby and mother. Pregnant mothe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Hormonal, anatomic: Secondary amenorrhea refers to absence of menstruation, after previous onset at normal age. Anatomic exam and scans (ultrasound or ct) can assess for ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Consider shingles?: The earliest symptom of 'shingles' or reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (previously caused chickenpox) ---is severe pain along a nerve path ( ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Hormonal, anatomic: Secondary amenorrhea refers to absence of menstruation, after previous onset at normal age. Anatomic exam and scans (ultrasound or ct) can assess for ... Read More
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