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Elevated Dhea In Women And Hypothyroidism
Follow-up endo appt on 3/4, what to ask? Test results-serum testosterone 204, lh-2.5, fsh-6.6, estradiol-18.1, dhea-92.6. Hypothyroid, 5'10", 275lbs.
23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?
Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
I have elevated morning cortisol, dhea-s and testosterone. My acth is normal. Is this common in women and are there any ways to fix it?
Hormone issue: Everyone's cortisol is higher in the AM, and almost all hormones have some kind of daily circadian rhythm. Whether or not you have a "disorder", or whether your hormones are normal, cannot be answered here. You need to see an endocrinologist. If menstrual irregularity is the main problem, a gyn endocrinologist may be a good choice. ...Read more
If a female has high DHEAS would Testosterone alway be elevated if it was an adrenal tumor or could DHEAS be high and testosterone normal?
Adrenal tumor: No and Yes. Need many more details but best to discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
I am 34 years old female , my dheas is 663. I am experiencing excessive hair growth. All other blood work came back normal. Is that highly elevated?
Seems quite high: B"sd look at the upper normal range - usually ~300. so yours is quite high. further evaluation is very important to define other hormone changes and help localize source between adrenal and ovaries. Based on the results appropriate imaging studies likely to be needed. would be available to discuss endocrine approach to diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
32yo woman w/ elevated dhea level. Didnt like spironalactone. Am 5'2" 177 lbs. Not polycystic ovaries. Will losing lbs. Help? Any natural remedies?
Need a diagnosis: An elevated dhea is a marker for more than just polycystic ovary syndrome. Your doctor may need to rule out another condition called, non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah). Depending on the cause of the elevation in dhea, treatment may be different. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
27 year old female, not pregnant, cortisol, ACTH, prolactin, dhea, testosterone is high. What can cause all of these hormones to be elevated at once?
Hormones: It would be very helpful if you could give some more information about your symptoms and lab data. ...Read more
See below: The only way to be certain that is the casue is to take theyoid to bring up the levels to normal and see if that helps. ...Read more
I m 56ys female n hypothyroid. But fine wd thyroxin 100 mg pr day.My weight is 57kg.Height 5ft 1".Should I reduce weight? If yes then how?
I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid.. bmi is 16.. i know im thin but i dont feel unhealthy.. should i be more concerned?
Need to be very: Aware you could be at health risks like a decreased immune system and hormone dysregulation. But like many things in life, you may actually be fine, just as a subpopulation of overweight patients actually do fine too. Everyone's body tolerates weight levels different and there are people who do fine at the extremes. ...Read more
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