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Normal calcium: Calcium levels are more frequently discussed as they are part of most packaged lab testing these days. If you receive a high value, it's always best to repeat, as you did. A one time high value can be an acute physiologic state or lab error. Now that it has normalized, I would have it checks by your primary doctor in 3-6 months. ...Read more
How bad is morning cortisol level of 40? Endocronolgist isn't concerned, she said only concerned if it's low. I'm 31 yr old female the is very active
High AM Cortisol: A morning cortisol level of 40 is elevated. It may not be "bad", but it is outside conventional range for morning cortisol. Stress can elevate cortisol, but this value is high. Either you are very stressed, or you have an ongoing secretion excess that requires evaluation, diagnosis, and management. More testing needed, such as 24 hr urine collection, suppresion testing, ACTH testing, & imaging ...Read more
My hormone levels are high. Lower neck was sensitive to the touch. Ultrasound showed roughness but nothing more. Should I see an endocronolgist?
Maybe: Does your primary care physician think you need one? Would you feel better seeing an endocrinologist? Then see one. Another avenue to investigate is acupuncture and chinese medicine. If you are in a state where there is nothing overtly wrong yet hormone levels are off, chinese medicine and acupuncture can balance you and help reduce hormone levels. Ii have seen it work many times. ...Read more
Is it better 2 c an endrocronologist or gyn 4 premenstrual dysphoric disorder? My grdaughter is 17 and suffers from it. Was on Prozac (fluoxetine) but didn't help
See below: Ob/gyn docs provide primary care for gynecological problems. They can suggest next steps including treatment or a specialist if needed. ...Read more
My endrocrinlogist said I must start taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the 5th day period and androcure the 11th day period! Could I take them at 8pm? Or what time shoud I
It's up to you.: It's not the time of day that matters, just that you are consistent. Don't miss doses; don't skip doses. ...Read more
I am hyperthyroid and my blood pressure is 90/65. My Endocronolgist wants me to take propanol (10mg) to help with palps. Won't this drop my pressure?
Propanol: Propanolol blocks thyroid effect and slows heart rate. This sometimes will raise Bp or have little effect ...Read more