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Endocrine Producing Organ Present Only In Pregnant Women
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
Pregnancy is an altered immune state to allow the mother to tolerate a 'foreign body'- the infant in her body.
In some women, this altered immune state can result in some immune disease that alter normal hormone production in the body, most commonly thyroid over or underproduction. ...Read more
Menin, MEN1 gene: Hi. MEN1 is inherited in an autosomal-dominant fashion, so you only need one mutant (bad) copy of the gene to have the MEN1 syndrome. You have one bad copy one good copy of the MEN1 gene, and due to random assortment in meiosis, your baby has a 50/50 chance of getting your bad MEN1 gene (and a 50/50 chance of getting your GOOD MEN1 gene). Prenatal genetic testing IS available. ...Read more
How can missing periods and having negative pregnancy tests be related to an endocrine issue? Such as? Thanks Dr!
Hallmark pregnancy symptoms, negative blood test. Pos endocrine issue but bloodwork is normal range, inc w Blood cell count. What could be the problem?
I don't understand: Your question. There may be no "problem" whatsoever. Women can have symptoms compatible with pregnancy for many reasons other than pregnancy. Since I don't know what your symptoms are, a pregnancy test would be the best way to find out if you're pregnant, and if yours is normal, discuss other potential causes of your symptoms w/your doctor. ...Read more
Since my pregnancy/birth of my son in 2014 I have had sudden onset Acne, I have seen my GP but nothing should I ask for a referral to Endocrine?
Acne: Better that you see a Dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal range T3/T4 but extremely low TSH (high sensitivity). Slightly low before pregnancy and now extremely low 11 weeks. Endocrine Dr not concerned?
Tried to get pregnant for a yr-several uterine fibroids-i'm told largest is grapefruit-rep. Endocrin dr recommends removing them, gyn does not?
Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type I diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more
Organ systems: Hi, the parathyroid glands, calcitriol, the skeleton, the kidneys, & the small intestine. Hard to explain in so few characters. PTH designed to keep blood calcium (Ca) UP; it can't prevent high blood calcium. The skeleton is the storage pool of body Ca. The kidney is now we get rid of Ca. The gut brings new Ca (dietary) into the system. PTH regulates calcitriol and Ca, and Ca & calitriol feedback ...Read more
Does multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 present with high blood calcium? Mine is 10.1 thank you!
Can you tell me how it affects female endocrine system leading to different behavioural consequences?
The elusive "it": Hi. Did you forget to include a vital piece of information??? What the heck is "it"??? Read your question...does it make sense to YOU? No? It doesn't to us either. Give the pertinent information, and maybe we can help. Good luck! ...Read more
For a 29 yo female, no children, with 4 recent episodes of 5-10 day acute confusion psychosis since december (no history) req hospitalisation, as well as 4 month amenorrhea is endocrine disorder pos?
Psychoses: The constellation of symptoms could be endocrine- specifically thyroid related. If you were hospitalized, the appropriate testing was probably done. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
What is the chance of a ct scan missing smallcell lungcancer presenting with endocrine symptoms (sodium&cortisol) but no respiratory symptoms?
Can't lung CT: 51 M from UK asks what are chances CT WILL MISS a small cell lung Ca with symptoms of sodium and cortisol. ANS: they are not zero but I would look very hard for other causes first as what you describe are very rare. Need more information as Na and cortisol are not symptoms. Look Cushingoid? Google pictures and compare with your driver Lic pictures over last 10 years. Happy to consult with u. ...Read more
How common is a false negative ct when scanning for small cell lung cancer. Weight loss and fatigue present with some endocrine issues.
Very uncommon.: In some respects it depends on how the scan was performed, but, for example, with low dose screening chest CTs, reported sensitivities are generally well above 90%, and in some studies, approach 100% ...Read more
Brains to Bones: Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream which direct the activity of other glands and organs. Few examples: part of the pancreas makes Insulin to help glucose fuel all the cells in the body; hypothalamus makes hormones directing the pituitary which directs ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenals, etc. Pth from parathyroid glands maintains bone/blood calcium among other things. ...Read more
Too broad: Hi. Endocrine abnormalities occur when hormones are over-produced, under-produced, or produced in an abnormal pattern, or mutant genes for hormones or their receptors cause defective signaling so it LOOKS physiologically like they're being over-produced or under-produced. Broad answer to a broad question! ;-) ...Read more
The best advice I can give you to understand this is to go to the local library and find a readable book about the Endocrine system.
There are many books worth reading.
Perhaps before you go to the library you might want to read a few articles on the internet that will give some ideas to begin with.
If you do follow this please let me know what you think. ...Read more
Probably Not: Foray 48b (btk) is an insecticide using spores from a bacteria to kill gypsy moth larvae. While there have been reports of allergic resctions, these would generally manifest themselves as asthma affecting the respiratory system, or theoretically as anaphylaxis causing shock. There are no us government sites linking foray 48b to any endocrine disease. ...Read more
Endocrine: Each hormone is a chemical that control function of many different organs. Brain hormones send orders to organs to work. Brain secretes TSH to order thyroid to work to control whole body. Sexual hormones control brain and whole body, as does Insulin controls use of sugar in whole body (brain included). Then hormones are inter-dependent. Delicate balance! ...Read more
Controls everything: The endocrine system is composed of "ductless" glands that produce various hormones. Thyroid hormone controls the bodies metabolism, adrenal hormone is involved with stress hormones, pituitary hormones control other hormones of the body including reproductive hormones. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. There are thousands of hormones in the body that control various systems. ...Read more
Never mess with: Mother Nature just to try to ^ a healthy kid's adult height. When pediatricians & family medicine doctors suspect Precocious Puberty &/or short stature, they obtain a medical & developmental history, perform physical & neurological exams, order bone age films & labs for genetic & endocrine causes & refer to a pediatric endocrinologist &/or geneticist depending on the results of their evaluation. ...Read more
Hormone problem: A Problem with the endocrine (hormonal) system. Endocrine glands secrete hormones, the system is highly regulated. So less secretion or more secretion than normal could create s problem. ...Read more
Quite a few: Type 1 diabetes can be associated with other autoimmune disease. From a gland perspective: thyroid is most common. Addison's disease and primary gonadal failure can also associated with diabetes. Other autoimmune diseases can be associated with type 1 dm, not just glandular. Polyendocrinopathies may or may not include type 1 dm, depending on which kind. ...Read more
MEN Syndromes: Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes are rare, inherited disorders in which several endocrine glands develop noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) tumors or grow excessively without forming tumors. The major forms are MEN type 1 or type 2 (2A and 2B). These types are distinguished by the genes involved, the types of hormones made, and the characteristic signs and symptoms. ...Read more
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