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What do you recommend if I have elevated prolactin and 17 oh progesterone levels?

What do you recommend if I have elevated prolactin and 17 oh progesterone levels?

See a specialist: The best recommendation is to see an Endocrinologist. There are many causes of elevated prolactin, and many causes of elevated 17 OH progesterone. You need to see someone to help you sort it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Should 17-oh progesterone test be done in a fasted state, first thing in the morning? This is not the stimulation test, this is follicular phase test

Should 17-oh progesterone test be done in a fasted state, first thing in the morning?  This is not the stimulation test, this is follicular phase test

17 oh progesterone: This test measures the hormone from the adrenal gland primarily and is use to screen newborns for rare congenital defects. Ask you gynecologist if there are different methods to test for follicular integrity or occurrence. Progesterone is a thermal hormone and often temp rise during proper ovulation causes an increase in temperature. ...Read more

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What could cause high 17 OH PROGESTERONE and TESTOSTERONE, normal CORTIZOL, SHGB, DHEAS and ACTH.

CAH: There is a disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, that can appear in adults (late onset), in which there are symptoms similar to PCOS with irregular periods, excess hair growth, weight gain. 17OH progesterone levels will be high but other levels can be normal. It is treated with low dose corticosteroid. You should see an endocrinologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have the dheas, 17-oh-progesterone, d 4 - androstenedione on a high level what could be the prob?Is it risky to remove the adrenal gland?I'm 20

I have the dheas, 17-oh-progesterone, d 4 - androstenedione on a high level what could be the prob?Is it risky to remove the adrenal gland?I'm 20

Not enough info: You do not give enough information, but typically, if these hormone levels are only mildly high, it is not related to a tumor, and you would not need to have your adrenal removed. You should see an endocrinologist to try to find out why your levels are high, and what the appropriate treatment is. ...Read more

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A patient 21-hydroxylase deficiency displays virilization and a high lab value of 17-oh-progesterone, what does that mean?

Non-classical CAH: Hi. That's the most common cause of non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, non-classical CAH). Because of the sluggish enzymatic step mediated by 21-hydroxylase, adrenal androgens are made via side pathways. In women, these can cause virilization. The treatment is low dose dexamethasone to suppress the pituitary drive of the adrenals. Good luck! ...Read more

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17-oh progesterone 33.7 nmol/l (1112.21 ng/dl). I'm 29, previously diagnosed with pcos due to ogliomenorrhea and hirsutism. Is this pcos or lo-cah?

17-oh progesterone 33.7 nmol/l (1112.21 ng/dl).  I'm 29, previously diagnosed with pcos due to ogliomenorrhea and hirsutism.  Is this pcos or lo-cah?

May be CAH: Usually when the 17-oh Progesterone levels are markedly elevated it is lo-cah though your endocrinologist or re may chose to check an acth stimulation test first. Pcos and lo-cah have essentially the same symptoms. ...Read more

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My kid 17yrafter acth stimulation, after 1hr 8min, 17 oh progesterone-2.56 ng/ml, has acne, hirsutism, spotting before period, if it is locah, what treatment?

My kid 17yrafter acth stimulation, after 1hr 8min, 17 oh progesterone-2.56 ng/ml, has acne, hirsutism, spotting before period, if it is locah, what treatment?

Endocrinology: Did the endocrinologist who did the test discisus the results with you? They should and that is the one who can best answer your question. I can suggest that acupuncture and chinese medicine can be very helpful if it is or is not locah. If it is locah, it will be a good adjunct to traditional treatment. ...Read more

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What is progesterone?

Progesterone: Suggest you use your search engine to google this for all the information you could want. ...Read more

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What is low progesterone ?

What is low progesterone ?

Progesterone: Progesterone is made by the ovaries after ovulation. When there is low Progesterone there is either no ovulation or very suboptimal ovulation. ...Read more

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What do 3.6 progesterone mean?

That is level: You don't say if that is a saliva level or a blood level. Progesterone normals vary according to what time of the menstrual cycle. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the lab. ...Read more

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How to boost progesterone naturally?

Progesterone: Do you know your progesterone level is low? Why do you think you need to boost it? A visit to your doctor will sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How can I apply and use progesterone?

Often use for menses: Porgesterone for 10 days as in provera (medroxyprogesterone) will give you menses if you have a normal ESTRADIOL LEVEL. ...Read more

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How do I recognised low progesterone?

How do I recognised low progesterone?

Progesterone: In a reproductive age woman low luteal Progesterone usually means she did not ovulate. In ovulatory cycles if Progesterone is low, it is usually called a luteal-phase defect, although experts disagree about how important it is. Purely theoretically, no Progesterone at all would mean death because your body couldn't make cortisol. ...Read more

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Where can I buy natural progesterone?

Natural progesterone: Thin is available in many places but please first check with your doctor whether it is OK to take the natural product. Proper chemically made progesterone is clearly prepared and confirmed by the FDA as OK. Not so with other sites. ...Read more

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What effects does high progesterone have?

Various: High Progesterone levels can be a contraceptive, and are used as such by gyn's. Other effects may include tiredness, vaginal dryness, high Insulin levels, decreased Insulin sensitivity, weight gain, reduced sex drive and depression. Is your Progesterone level high or have you been taking Progesterone for some reason? Either way, consult your gyn doc. ...Read more

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S-progesterone result 29.15 nmol/l meaning?

More information: Progesterone levels must be interpreted knowing the exact day of the menstrual cycle. One expects a low number in the first half of the cycle and a high number in the second half if ovulation has occured. ...Read more

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Can I buy progesterone pills online safely?

No: You should obtain a prescription from your doctor and fill it according to instructions. ...Read more