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Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advice. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advice. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Endocrinologist: Your endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you in the presence of these complex endocrine abnormalities. The workup and treatment require special expertise that other physicians are lacking. ...Read more

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What causes low cortisol level even after you have been on medication s for more than six months?

What causes low cortisol level even after you have been on medication s for more than six months?

Need more informatio: What medications have you been on? How do know your cortisol level is low? Do you have any symptoms? We need more information to provide any reasonable answer. ...Read more

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Can taking lamotrigine cause low cortisol? If so, how can it be raised?

Can taking lamotrigine cause low cortisol? If so, how can it be raised?

No: Lamotrigine is not associated with lower cortisol levels. However, if taking the medication reduces your chronic stress, that may help reduce stress-related mildly elevated cortisol levels back toward normal, which is desirable. ...Read more

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Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

No: One study shows that infants of depressed mothers actually had slightly higher cortisol levels than others, especially if the mom had anxiety also: http://tinyurl.Com/k5cgwfo these changes no longer existed at 18 mo, perhaps when the infants' self-regulatory abilities kick in. Maternal depression can have other effects on infant development, though: http://tinyurl.Com/ltlfasx. ...Read more

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24h urine cortisol range goes from 0-193 noml/d how can it start from zero? Cause if I have low cortisol i'll be -1 nmol/d and that's impossible!

24h urine cortisol range goes from 0-193 noml/d  how can it start from zero? Cause if I have low cortisol i'll be -1 nmol/d and that's impossible!

What we measure: Glad you are curious. Cortisol is spilled into the urine only when there's enough in the blood so that some isn't bound to the carrier protein. So there may be none in the urine. Endocrine testing is fraught with confusing points. Hope you workup turns out. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and chronic stress/anxiety. Does low cortisol cause hypothyroidism?

I have hypothyroidism and chronic stress/anxiety. Does low cortisol cause hypothyroidism?

No: Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands whereas hypothyroidism refers to low levels of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. Having one does not cause the other. Chronic stress and anxiety also do not cause these disorders. Low cortisol (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder, typically autoimmune related, and must be diagnosed correctly, not simply by a low cortisol level. ...Read more

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Dx with low cortisol . Could this cause daily headaches/migraines and/or irregular periods?

Dx with low cortisol . Could this cause daily headaches/migraines and/or irregular periods?

Complex question: Addison's disease is adrenal failure, and that can cause you to be quite ill. However, it is not clear what is meant by "low cortisol". Cortisol varies considerably throughout the day. One blood measurement does not diagnose much of anything. You may want to see an Endocrinologist before beginning any treatment for this. ...Read more

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0.70 level of anti-TPO and very low cortisol. T3 (liothyronine) T4 is normal. What could it be?Can it be the cause of recurring gynaecomastia even after the surgery?

0.70 level of anti-TPO and very low cortisol. T3 (liothyronine) T4 is normal. What could it be?Can it be the cause of recurring gynaecomastia even after the surgery?

Anti-TPO Antibody: Is an antibody produced by your immune system that attacks your thyroid gland and causes hypothyroidism. Low cortisol is concerning for adrenal insufficiency and you may need a Cosyntropin stimulation test to evaluate. The majority of gynecomastia tends to be idiopathic or related to medications. There are rare instances of tumors producing hormones that cause the findings. ...Read more

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Could 4mm lung nodule cause fatigue&muscle loss for 1year?Tested positive on early cdtlung blood test.sodium slight low cortisol slight high. Advice?

Mgt: The potential for malignancy should be assessed by a follow up imaging test. Please discuss with your physician. Family history, type of nodule, location and smoking history are part of the evaluation. If you smoke, please stop smoking and avoid smoke exposure. ...Read more

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Could 4mm lung nodule cause fatigue&muscle loss for 1year?Tested positive on early cdtlung blood test.sodium slight low cortisol slight high. Advice?

Could 4mm lung nodule cause fatigue&muscle loss for 1year?Tested positive on early cdtlung blood test.sodium slight low cortisol slight high. Advice?

See an oncologist: Now is the time to find out if that nodule is, indeed, cancer, and a specialist's recommendations are the way to go. If so, that could be causing your fatigue. The muscle loss may be due to de-conditioning (not using the muscles enough), due to your fatigue. If it IS cancer, you are catching it at a very small size and there is a much better chance for a cure! ...Read more

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What causes high TSH 7.0 (although normal t3, (liothyronine)t4,pth) and low cortisol (1.0)? Im being referred to an endo. Im worried.

What causes high TSH 7.0 (although normal t3, (liothyronine)t4,pth) and low cortisol (1.0)? Im being referred to an endo. Im worried.

No worry: In early stages of hypothyroidism TSH is high when T3 (liothyronine) T4 may still be normal. Hypothyroidism is quite common and is easily treatable with an oral medication. However, you must follow your doctor's advice for additional tests and treatments. ...Read more

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What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

Any of them: Sweating from overactie thyroid. It could also be from hormonal changes with estrogen or testosterone, and with kidney disease you could have an imbalance of those. ...Read more

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High TSH (7.12) accompanied by low cortisol (1.0). T4 and T3 (liothyronine) normal. What causes this? Mom had thyroid cancer. What tests should be done?

High TSH (7.12) accompanied by low cortisol (1.0). T4 and T3 (liothyronine) normal. What causes this? Mom had thyroid cancer. What tests should be done?

You need work-up: You should ask to be seen by an Endocrinolosit. Your question suggests that you may have low adrenal/thyroid function. Multiple gland "failure" is seen in a number of conditions. Certain blood/urine testing is indicated! Good luck! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low testosterone , high am cortisol and high prolactin ? Symptoms include : muscle & joint weakness & injured frequently , no sex drive , tired , mild depression

What could be the cause of low testosterone , high am cortisol and high prolactin ? Symptoms include : muscle & joint weakness & injured frequently , no sex drive , tired , mild depression

Many: High prolactin could be a pituitary tumor or caused by medications like mood stabilizers. High cortisol could be stress, or cushings, low t could be due to prolactinoma, stress, etc. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you do appropriate testing to figure this out. Alternatively a local endocrinologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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