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I'm 57 yrs. Old. Using 5-10 gr. Androgel daily. My TT is 251 my FT is 4.5 LH is 3.6 and FH 5.8. Is my FT to low and how can I bring it up.
Take more: Hi. Your total and free testosterone are still too low on your Androgel dose. Either take more, or try a different means of testosterone replacement. Good luck! ...Read more
In pregenancy ultrasound fm and fh what's meaningi iam in 8week pregenancy fh+ and fm-? What's the meaning this?
Usually...: Usually fm stands for fetal movement and fh stands for fetal heart. The +/- indicate the presence or absence of these indicators. At 8 weeks, fh+ and fh- are normal findings. Best wishes. ...Read more
My eleven month old had a fever of 104.0 fh. Was told didn't need to take him to ER unless its 105.0 fh. Is this true?
Please have him seen: With a temperature like that, i'd recommend having him seen today. Given his age, it's a good idea to make sure it's not a bacterial infection. I hope he feels better soon! ...Read more
5 yo son has a deletion on the 19th chrom. He is already being treated for fh and adhd. Now they think he has cmt, anyone have experience with this?
Complicated question: Charcot marie tooth (cmt) is a group of disorders affecting the peripheral nerves. There are several types and several identified gene abnormalities. At least 34 genes have been identified as being associated with cmt. Some of those genes are on chromosome 19. Cmt is a different disease than adhd, but in any individual, there may be a link. Discuss with a geneticist or child neurologist. ...Read more
How do I know if my 22 m/o urinates to much? He drinks a lot!!! He's still in diapers so it's hard to tell. Worried about juvenile diabetes. FH type 2
Doubt it: I have seen type 1 in a kid that young, but type 2 is not seen at this age. Most of these kids are habit drinkers, with very dilute urine because you fill up the biggest cup possible because they ask so much. If diabetic, a dab of their urine on your tongue should taste sweet. (the way they found it in the 19th century).Babies doc can do a simple urine test for sugar. ...Read more
Primary mineralcorticoid deficient (AI not Addison's) & FH causing high ldl treated w repatha. Can cholest get too low & neg affect hormones?
Cholesterol: If you are talking about the ability to make steroid hormones which are built on cholesterol then the answer is no. Many with severe FHC die by the time they are your age due to cholesterol plugging up arteries in brain, heart, kidneys so work and discuss with your team. ...Read more
I'm 41 years old are these levels good for trying to conceive at my age? FSH 7.4 miu/ml; FH 11.2 miu/l; E3 35 pg/ml
Hi. Am worries if I am prediabetic Bcoz I hve polyuria, polyohagia, fasting blood sugar 105, 2 days after 95. I have strong FH, what's shall I do, eat?
Lose wt & exercise: You may or may not be pre-diabetic depending on the accuracy of the fasting blood sugar. In any case, you can improve your chances of good health by losing 5-10% of weight, if your BMI is above 22 or so. You may need to lose more if you are even slightly overweight. Start exercising at least 150 minutes/week. Gradually increase the intensity of exercise. ...Read more
What type of conditions would be acceptable by IVF clinic to perform pre-implantation genetic dx? Does fh or autism in family provide basis for pgd?
1) If your relatives: With autism have a heritable genetic syndrome (e.g., fragile x) or a copy repeat error on microarray known to cause autism 2) "advanced maternal age" (35 & >,) increases risk of Down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities 3) "advanced paternal age, " increases risk of new mutations & autism. Babies born by ivf have a higher incidence of autism than those conceived without assistance. ...Read more
Cant figure out if I have PCOS or NCCAH. Testosterone. Androstenedion, 17OHPRG are high, LSH/FH are 1:3 ratio, CORTIZOL, SHBG, DHEAS and tiroids are normal.
PCOS is: Much more likely, but can't diagnose over the internet. Much more information and a history/physical are necessary. Discuss w/your doctor ...Read more
Heart beating fast, trouble breathing, shoulder tip pain, fatty yellowy type lump on white of eye, what could it be? My brother has FH
Heart?: Despite your age, this may be related to your heart. You should be safe and go to the ER. ...Read more
Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.
Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more
Short: The LH surge is very short. The LH stays elevated in your bloodstream only for a number of hours but then may spill into the urine for a day or two. If the LH surge on an ovulation prediction kit continues for many days, it is possible your LH levels may be chronically elevated rather than the kit indicating a surge. ...Read more
No: The lh kits should only be positive for no more than a few days. Some women with pcos have chronically elevated lh levels causing the test to turn out positive every day. ...Read more
A single lh value must be taken in context of
your age, history, and where you are in your cycle. If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), this level could be present at any time. Likewise, this can be true in the perimenopause (yes, a possibility even at your age). Most likely, however, this indicates the midcycle surge that triggers ovulation in the next 24 to 36 hours. ...Read more
Why did my ovulation test pick up 2 lh surges about 5 days apart? Which time did I actually ovulate?
How long after the first LH surge do you get a positive on ov test. I'm on day 2 of positive LH surge...
2 day surge: Is not unusual. 'how long after the first surge do you get a positive test' is hard to answer because it depends on whether you mean from the start of the surge or from the peak. It's unimportant as far as timing ttc. ...Read more
My LH surges are over 8 days long for the past 6 months with regular 29 day cycles. What could cause this, and how do I know when I am ovulating?
I am skeptical: That your LH surges are actually 8 days long if your cycles are regular. The OPK you are using is either misleading you or may be used incorrectly. The OPK is not intended to be used each day once you detect a surge, so I'd suggest strongly that after you get a + you stop using the OPK, it is not necessary or useful to keep testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have a question for you. If LH surge detected on Jan 4, 2016. and then sex in the next day was Jan 5th 2016. is that too late or not? Thanks.
No way to know...: When the LH surge is detected, ovuluation usually occurs in 12-48 hours. Its not possible to know exactly when you ovulated this month. It may or may not have been too late. Best wishes! ...Read more
On 14/05 my levels were LH 18 iu/l FHS 5.6 AND Oest 257 pmol however, 1 month later, my levels were LH 150 iu/l FHS 22 and Oest 696. How can this be?
How accurate are ovul. Tests? I am using clear blue one day I had pos LH surge on day12 my next cycle I had a pos LH surge on day 16 is this "normal"?
It depends: They can be very accurate, but - the more irregular your cycles, the less accurate they become. I can't make guarantees online, but I expect if you got a clear + each cycle, and if it was only one + in the cycle then the tests are probably correct. Cd 12 then cd 16 could be correct, but i'd expect the first cycle was shorter than the second? ...Read more
Birth control pills: Leutinizing hormone (lh) and follical stimulating hormone (fsh) levels spike right in the middle (between periods) of your menstrual cycle. This spike causes your ovary to release an egg and also begins the process of building up the lining of your uterus in preparation for a fertilized egg to implant. Birth control pills prevent the mid-cycle spike in lh and fsh. ...Read more