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I need blood levels tested for lh, testosterone, estrogen, psa, cortisol, prolactin, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels. What test should I ask my dr. For?
Blood tests: Why do you need these tests done? It is rare that one needs to "measure all the hormones". You should not ask your doctor to measure hormones. You should discuss with your doctor what is bothering you, and discuss a plan to diagnose/treat it. If you are this much into hormones, you should be seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?
Yes: You're safe as long as you, as a celiac disease patient, avoid eating wheat, barley, rye products or any commercially-prepared food or drink that the label indicates contains gluten. Look toward to future and see my earlier answer about exciting prospects for celiac patients who may one day soon be able to enjoy gluten. ...Read more
Not usually: For screening purposes, a TSH level by itself leads to the correct diagnosis ~ 98% of the time. Free T4 can increase this to nearly 100%. Free T3 (liothyronine) is usually not needed unless there is a discrepancy between the other labs and a person's symptoms. Free T3 (liothyronine) is useful in following patients with known hyperthyroidism, and patients taking a combination of T4 & T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone. ...Read more
Thyroid results: It implies that your thyroid may be sluggish but the numbers are different for each lab so you have to include the normal range for that particular lab to have more meaning. ...Read more
My total psa 1.07 free psa 0.O89 % free/total psa 8.31% with this report advice me shall i take biopsy?
Thyroid testing results. Free T4 1.10, Free T3 (liothyronine) 2.7, TSH 0.313, TSI 49. Normal or not? See endocrine dr Wednsday.
Adding coconut oil to diet helps to treat alzeimer's (according to book by dr. Mary newport). Do any healthtap doctors agree with this treatment?
Im in s. J area appt w dr black - pyschiatry monday w/ insurance 145$ need a willing dr 2 help ween off 30mg valium?
Psychiatry appt.: I'm not sure what you're requesting here, since you already have an appointment with a psychiatrist with whom you can discuss tapering valium. The doctor will want to know where you are with your anxiety, and maybe develop other treatment options as needed. Less habit-forming medicines are available, and hopefully the "behavior therapy" you're working in is helping. ...Read more
Please disregard questions from me to these Doctors : Dr. Steven Seres and Dr. Rick Koch. I have found the answer to my question. Thx, Jerry Neitzel?
May not be able to!: Sorry, but there is no way to determine if either of these docs will read your questions, as we all answer questions for free, as our schedules allow. Also, there is no way to pair your questions back to back or link questions you ask together! Glad you found your answer! If you get answers, they will act as "second opinions!" This never hurts, though, and it's valuable to get >1 opinion. ...Read more
It depends: Tsh has variability throughout the day so a definitive range is difficult to pin down with science. When someone is on therapy, I use the academy of clinical biochemistry range of 0.5 - 2.0 for tsh. Your T3 (liothyronine) seems a bit low as well, but again, it varies tremendously physiologically. Given the vary low risk of mild level thyroxine adjustments, i think aslightly higher dose my be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: All lab test results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your test results are normal. ...Read more
Free T4 is: Either very high or it was a T4 not a free T4 or there was a decimal error. However the rest of the testing is normal and suggests normal thyroid function. ...Read more
Why don't dr test free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 when testing thyroid? This is how you accurately diagnose thyroid prob? Right
TSH is key: If it is just a simple screening of your thyroid function, doing a TSH is the most sensitive test for picking up problems. If the TSH is abnormal, then the free T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are performed to further clarify what type of problem exists with the thyroid. If the TSH is normal, then a T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are not usually performed. ...Read more