Doctor Q&A for Dr. Alan Feldman

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothyroid?: You should not be on levothyroxine unless your thyroid level was low, as indicated by an elevated TSH level. If you were started on levothyroxine to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possible recurrence: If you previously had resolution of high blood pressure following pituitary surgery for Cushings, and it has returned, you need to be evaluated to see ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Testosterone issues?: Endocrinologists treat most hormone related abnormalities. Possible problems with testosterone is a common concern that is typically over diagnosed b ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Hormone imbalance?: Not sure what you mean by hormone imbalance. If you are having regular periods, you do not have any significant female hormone imbalance, and should ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Improving: Thyroid levels have improved with being on levothyroxine 75mcg. She likely will need a higher dose to get the TSH down to the optimal range of around ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possible hypothyroid: An elevated TSH typically means that your thyroid level may be low. With a TSH of 5.28, the thyroid level (free T4) is unlikely to be significantly l ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Hypoglycemia: When patients think they are "hypoglycemic", they are typically referring to symptoms that they get either before or after eating that may be relieved ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: metformin typically takes months to work. It can help you produce an egg when you have PCOS, but does not change the "quality" of the egg. Although ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Likely normal: You have a normal BMI. A blood glucose under 140 two hrs after eating is still considered normal. A better assessment to see if you are pre-diabetic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Soon after puberty: Linear growth stops within a few years after puberty (typically by age 18). At age 40 if you are noticing that your shirts are shorter, it is because ... Read More
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