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Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Which ones?: Varies widely depending on which hormones are invovled. What are you experiencing? ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Can blood tests detect hormonal imbalances?

Depends: Some hormonal imbalances are easier to detect than others. Thyroid hormones are usually straightforward, sex hormone disorders are difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

Not deficient: Lh deficinecy does not go with menopause; in fact lh levels get very much higher during and after menopause. ...Read more

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Can a miscarriage cause hormone imbalance?

Can a miscarriage cause hormone imbalance?

Misch causing imbal: Yes it can, as the early pregnancy started a hormone change that was interrupted, but may take considerable time to readjust to normal hormonal balance. ...Read more

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What's LH hormone?

What's LH hormone?

Luteinizing hormone: Lh is a hormone made by the pituitary gland that in women causes the production of estrogen by the ovary (in men causes production of testosterone by the testicle). In women, there is also a mid cycle surge that promotes ovulation (egg release). ...Read more

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Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Only thyroid: If the only hormone measured was thyroid, then that is the only hormone abnormality that would be detected. ...Read more

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Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Estrogen levels: A simple blood test will give you the levels but you must be aware that the levels are not constant during a menstrual cycle. You doctor will explain this and also might suggest that you take your temperature every so often during a month. ...Read more

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What are hormone imbalance ?

What are hormone imbalance ?

A general term: Expressing the suspicion that your symptoms might be caused by a defect in timing or proportion of common body chemistry. These may originate in your ovaries, brain, thyroid gland and even body fat. ...Read more

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It happens that a blood test detect hormonal imbalances?

Yes: There is no single blood test that will d this but taken together a number of tests can do what you ask. ...Read more

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Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Probably not: A blighted ovum may be related to some abnormal genetics in origin. The baby part of the embryo didn't grow while the placental part did. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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Could a TSH blood test detect low testosterone levels?

Could a TSH blood test detect low testosterone levels?

No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk. ...Read more

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Might a thyroid blood test show hormonal problems?

Possibly: Thyroid produces a hormone so depending on what you are looking for thyroid blood test can show if there is a thyroid hormone problem but other hormones require other tests. ...Read more

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Can birth control hormones alter your thyroid lab results?

Can birth control hormones alter your thyroid lab results?

Not modern tests: Bcp increases thyroid binding proteins, which increases the total t4, but not the free-t4. In the "old days" (15 yr ago), they measured total T4 and then tried to estimate the %free with a "t3 resin uptake (t3ru)" measurement. It confused some people. Now, everyone (i hope) measures the free T4 directly, along with a tsh, which is not affected by bcp either. ...Read more

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How reliable is a blood test for menopause hormone levels?

How reliable is a blood test for menopause hormone levels?

Clinical diagnosis: Menopause is a clinical diagnosis supported by lab tests in a limited manner. The blood tests are reliable for what they test for but interpretation of the results requires the expertise of a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too ...Read more