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High calcium 10.9 retested came back normal with a low pth 12 should I see an endocronigist.?

High calcium 10.9 retested came back normal with a low pth 12 should I see an endocronigist.?

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

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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

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

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My hormone levels are high. Lower neck was sensitive to the touch. Ultrasound showed roughness but nothing more. Should I see an endocronolgist?

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

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