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17 Oh Progesterone
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
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
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
My kid 17yr, has pcos symp:17 ohprogesterone- 0.82ng/ml, after acth stimulation, tested after 1hr 8min, 17 oh progesterone-2.56 ng/ml, does she have locah?
Not likely: Patients with locah will have baseline levels above 2 ng/ml and stimulate above 10 ng/ml at 1 hr. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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