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Do High Lh Levels Cause Problems In Pregnancy
In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.
Testosterone: testosterone production in females in mostly from the theca cells of the ovarian cortex, stimulated by LH from the pituitary. High testosterone may feedback to suppress LH, but not the other way around. The amount of available (free) vs. bound is not directly influenced by LH. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
Pituitary or testes?: In general, one can think of low testosterone as either being due to dysfunction in the pituitary ("master gland"), or the testes themselves. Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between these two categories, and let your doctor determine whether scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?
Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)
What causes an elevated rise in LH levels after ovulation? And what are the problems this can cause? I'm 28yo
LH surge causes ovul: Actually it is a surge in the LH levels that cause ovulation. This surge is due to other hormones being present in your system. There are number of problems that might cause an interference with an LH surge like Poly cystic Ovarian disease, Ovarian Failure, high prolactin levels. If you are having ovulation problems or symptoms of no periods then please speak to your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more
Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more
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I have PCOS no periods. High risk of womb cancer, how high? How to be tested? Also high levels of oestrogen and testosterone hormones.
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?
Tests show high Luteinizing hormone and PCOS. Other hormones look normal. Also have liver disease - how could this affect the LH result?
PCOS & Liver: With PCOS, many women have increased cholesterol. That can lead to fatty deposits in the liver as evidenced by US and by incresed ALT. The LH level is pulsatile so there is very little value in measuring it in women with PCOS. It is not one of the diagnostic criteria for determining PCOS. Focus on an insulin glucose tolerance test, androgen levels. Treatment is diet, exercise & metformin for most. ...Read more
Not normally.: Normal pregnancies should not affect your liver enzyme levels (transaminases). Problem pregnancies can cause hellp syndrome (a life-threatening form of preeclampsia), intrahepatic cholestasis gravidarum (potentially lethal to the fetus) and acute fatty liver (when the male fetus carries a long-chain fatty acid enzyme deficiency) that can also be severe to life-threatening. Hepatitis and gallstones. ...Read more
Low thyroid function: If you have a high TSH, it may be that you have hypothyroidism, which is very common & responds well to very cheap medication to correct. Low thyroid function can cause depression! So if you have thyroid hormone deficiency get treated, your depression will improve faster, even if on depression meds & the meds may not work if your thyroid hormone level is very low. See doc and get further tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hcg levels can vary significantly in different pregnancies at different times of preg. Extremly high levels can indicate other disease processes like gestational trophoplastc disease. The value needs to be weighed in view of the whole clinical picture. This would be best evaluated by a board certified obgyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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