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17 Hydroxyprogesterone Side Effects
CAH: This is most commonly do to non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia or ncah. If 17-hydroxyprogesterone levels are just slightly above normal, the correlation may not be very clear cut. If 17 -hydroxyprogesterone level is elevated and pcos symptoms are present, ncah should be considered. ...Read more
My doc has prescribed me 17 hydroxyprogesterone, androsstenedione, 25 hydroxy d tests. Bt i think i hv cushings. Wil these indicate cortisol levels too?
No: Elevated 17 hydroxyprogesterone and androstenedione are indicative of certain forms of late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) a condition that usually leads to mild cortisol deficiency. Cushing syndrome is cortisol excess. The two could share some signs but are quite different. Cushing syndrome is screened for with 24h urine free cortisol and overnight Dexamethasone suppression test. ...Read more
I'm having a 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) lab to test for non-classical form of CAH. When is the best time during my menstrual cycle to have this?
A 17-OHP test can be: done any time in the menstrual cycle. You may need to fast for 8 hrs. before the test. Birth control pills, steroids & other meds alter results; tell your MD all prescription, OTC, herbal & illicit drugs you take. If your 17-OHP level is equivocal, your doctor may order an ACTH test & molecular genetic studies for CYP21 gene mutations on Chr. 6p21.33 for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Not really: the hydroxyprogesterone family all tend to be anti-androgenic. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
No 21OH-ase defect: 17 hydroxyprogesterone screens for a congenital condition, congenital adrenal hypertrophy (cah) which can lead to abnormalities of normal cortisol production and excessive adrenal male hormone production. These can present at birth, in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood depending on the nature and severity of the defect. The sensitivity of the baseline test can be increased with acth stimulation. ...Read more
Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is made from 16-dehydropregnenolone acetate,does it have androgenic activity?
I am being tested for Cushings Disease. High DHEA-S, Hydroxyprogesterone and Cortisol levels, anything else I should be concerned about?
Concerned: Yes you should be concerned but relax - your doctor will carefully go through the conditions you listed and probably see if you have additional issues. If you can, try and let the doctor know when you began to realize that something was a bit wrong. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
What if the DHEA-S is high and you are not taking supplements? Mine has been flagged high twice in 7 months, so has my hydroxyprogesterone + cortisol
Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is androgen precursor with elimination half-life 7.8 d,for an injection 5ml of 250 mg/mL what is such androgenic effect?
A Hairy Proposition: In women, excess amounts of androgens can cause such "virilizing" effects as acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth in "inappropriate" places, like the chin or upper lip) and thinning hair. Long-time use is associated with serious health consequences, such as insulin resistance and diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. It all sounds like lots of fun, doesn't it? ...Read more
Does P17 shots(hydroxyprogesterone) affect blood sugar or glucose?I had borderline high c-peptide and lowered by ketonic diet.i'm scared about diabete
Hydroxyprogesterone caproate is androgen precursor used to lower the risk of a preterm baby,if an injection of 250mg what are its androgenic effect?
Precursor: 17 OH Progesterone is a precursor to androgens and when combines with caproic acid to form 17 OH P caproate it is then used for preterm labor. There are no known androgenic effects that I am aware of that are clinically meaningful and it is currently a category B drug by the FDA. ...Read more
Well...weight gain.: Usual weight gain supplements are just a concentrated form of calories - carbohydrates, protein and fat. Some have upwards of 1000 calories per shake - some even more. So the issue becomes weight gain, not the good kind, if you're not using those extra calories. If your activity level does not counterbalance the increase in calories, you'll gain weight, but not healthy weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No drug is completely devoid of side effects. Often they are very mild to a point of not being noticed. People react differently to the same drugs. This may be caused by our genetic makeup, other diseases or a variety of reasons. If you have questions about your medications, discuss them with your physician or pharmacist. ...Read more
Side effect: Do you mean "simvastatin"?, if so, then there is no side effect from stopping simvastatin; however if you have high cholesterol and you stop taking your medication, the level of cholesterol may increase again, you also need to control your diet, such as avoiding red meat , cheese, eggs, whole milk etc... ...Read more
What doesn't?: Solubid, a brand of ursodeoxycholic. Why not lookup the data available yourself, the net can be a great tool, even though mostly marketing driven. Bigger issue, why are you considering this? Gallstones, fatty liver, cirrhosis? Maybe what you are eating + internal controls not working out well? Low fat high carb foods promote fatty liver & ds. Study big fat lies, dietdoctor, taubes, lustig, attia. ...Read more
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