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In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.

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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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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What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

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 more

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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?

Blood tests: best to start with getting prolactin level and take it from there. Balance between prolactin, LH, FSH and other hormones is critical for normal female physiology. Discuss with your doc preferably a gynecologist ...Read more

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What can cause low FSH level in males?

What can cause low FSH level in males?

Low FSH: Surely your doctor examined you and obtained lab data which included a low FSH. Did he/she not tell you what a low FSH meant and what needed to be done about it. If this discussion did not happen please call the doctor and ask for more advice. ...Read more

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Can high prolactin be a sign of pregnancy if htc levels aren't high yet?

Can high prolactin be a sign of pregnancy if htc levels aren't high yet?

See answer: The definative diagnosis for pregnancy is the b-hcg test. Prolactin can be elevated for other reasions. ...Read more

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Can your LH level be high in early pregnancy with pcos?

Can your  LH level be high in early pregnancy with pcos?

Prob not : That is not a test that anyone would do. It does not have any practical purpose. I can not think of a reason why it would be high but also no one would ever run that test during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)

Prolactin: At high levels may suppress testosterone but the opposite relation has not be observed. However, low prolactin may be associated with orgasm problems and depression. ...Read more

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What causes an elevated rise in LH levels after ovulation? And what are the problems this can cause? I'm 28yo

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

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What problems can low testosterone cause in women?

What problems can low testosterone cause in women?

Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more

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Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Yes: Thyroid malfunction, especially hypothyroidism can cause miscarriage. Please see the article below for thyroid function and pregnancy. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/health/healthguide/esn-hypothyroidism-expert.html?pagewanted=all. ...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.

I have PCOS no periods. High risk of womb cancer, how high? How to be tested? Also high levels of oestrogen and testosterone hormones.

Your gynecologist is: The answer can be best obtained from your gynecologist. If you do not have one, you should find one who can help you manage your PCOS. Cancer is not a significant risk for you. I do not think Cancer of the womb is associated with PCOS. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated FSH and LH levels and premature ovarian failure?

Ovarian failure: Ovarian failure causes elevated fsh and lh, ovarian falure is mostly due to genetic or immune causes - although we do not know or understand all the possible reasons. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?

Swollen breasts: Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain and it tells the breasts to produce milk for the infant. If the woman is not just post-pregnant there are pituitary tumors which can cause prolactin secretion. These have to be worked up. ...Read more

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Tests show high Luteinizing hormone and PCOS. Other hormones look normal. Also have liver disease - how could this affect the LH result?

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

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Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

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

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What are causes of high tsh levels? will depression medicines cause this increase levels?

What are causes of high tsh levels? will depression medicines cause this increase levels?

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 more

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Are high hCG levels cause for concern?

Are high hCG levels cause for concern?

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 more

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What causes high progesterone levels in young women?

What causes high progesterone levels in young women?

Progesterone: Reproductive-age women make increased Progesterone during their luteal phase (after ovulation.) there are no diseases charactereized primarily by elevated progesterone. The most common reasons for a 'high' level is pregnancy or taking supplemental progesterone. ...Read more