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Can I test my cortisol levels if I am taking hc?

Can I test my cortisol levels if I am taking hc?

No: If you are taking Hydrocortisone you cannot measure a cortisol lvel. You would need to hold your hc before getting blood drawn. ...Read more

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Son 3 month old hc 3 weeks ago 16.75 tonight 16.88 should I be worried?

Son 3 month old hc 3 weeks ago 16.75 tonight  16.88 should I be worried?

Re measure : Hc isn't an easy measurement to obtain with a squirming baby. It has to be done in a certain way. Unless the baby has a known medical/neurological problem my recommendation is to make sure the hc is confirmed by the baby's doctor at the 4 month well check. We see the same problem with length measurements, particularly with the normally imprecise method of the "table paper & pencil" length. ...Read more

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8M baby boy failing to thrive? Born 3.5Kg, drop to P10% at 2M; keep at P5-6%, now P20%. HC 40%. Height 50%. Av gain/month 550gr. All milestones met!

8M baby boy failing to thrive? Born 3.5Kg, drop to P10% at 2M; keep at P5-6%, now P20%. HC 40%. Height 50%. Av gain/month 550gr. All milestones met!

Mgt: The percentiles of normal growth may vary with age. If he is otherwise well and following his curve and meeting milestones, he probably is fine. I would recommend a variety of solids and introducing food types several times. Are his stools normal? Please check that his newborn CF screen is negative. ...Read more

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I am 20weeks and 6days and these are the measured parameters: BPD=53.92, OFD=65.36, HC=187.91; AC=160.88; FL=35.06, HL=33.28. Are they normal values?

I am 20weeks and 6days and these are the measured parameters: BPD=53.92, OFD=65.36, HC=187.91; AC=160.88; FL=35.06, HL=33.28. Are they normal values?

Normal values?: hello ~ I have no idea off-hand. There are specific tables that Ultrasound Radiologists carry with them when they do these tests and report of them. They tell you in the report how your measurements comp to the median. No MD on the planet commits values like this to memory. Read the report carefully it must tell you if those values are normal if not call the Radiologist! Thanks ...Read more

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After being on hc of 20-30mg for 7 yrs for partial ai, and acth remains in normal range on hc (not suppres'd) and is > 65 after 1 day off hc, can mayo determine if partial ai is primary or secondary?

After being on hc of 20-30mg for 7 yrs for partial ai, and acth remains in normal range on hc (not suppres'd) and is > 65 after 1 day off hc, can mayo determine if partial ai is primary or secondary?

Yes: If you really need hydrocortisone, then it would be dangerous do delete it totally. Speak w/your doctors and follow their recommendations. Your acth is higher than would be expected if you're taking hc regularly. Cortisol level may reflect hc still in your system or your endogenous production. Very complicated case that needs one-on-one analysis, not the internet. ...Read more

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