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Could hyperthyroidism mean low or high testosterone?

Could hyperthyroidism mean low or high testosterone?

Yes!: Your thyroid is a butterfly shaped organ towards the front of your neck. Hyperthyroidism is a condition of excess thyroid hormone. Testosterone is produced by your gonads or sexual organs (you neglected to state your gender). Your thyroid can become over/underactive separate from your gonads. Or your pituitary can affect both at same time. Go see your familydoc if concerned. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Low henoglobin 129, low MCV 77, low MCH 25. Also have high TSH 10.48, ALT 62.

What does this mean? Low henoglobin 129, low MCV 77, low MCH 25. Also have high TSH 10.48, ALT 62.

Hypothyroid, anemia: Low hemoglobin associated with a low MCV and MCH is usually related to iron deficiency. You should have an iron, tibc, ferritin level done. The high TSH implies a lowthyroid level. You need a free T4 level, and probably a higher dose of synthroid (thyroxine). Significant hypothyroidism can cause iron deficiency anemia, but other causes need to be investigated. The high alt implies a liver problem. ...Read more

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What does this all mean? Low mchc and a high RDW low monocytes and a high sedimentation rate?

What does this all mean? Low mchc and a high RDW low monocytes and a high sedimentation rate?

Laboratory Results: This depends on what your physician is treating you for. These are not specific to anyone diagnosis. The MCHC and RDW are describing your red cell size. The monocytes are one type of cell you have floating in your bloodstream. The high sedimentation rate is seen in various types of inflammation. You physician will explain these as he or she proceeds to diagnose you and treat you ...Read more

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What happens if all the woman in your family have small breasts does that mean, low estrogen levels run in the family?

What happens if all the woman in your family have small breasts does that mean, low estrogen levels run in the family?

Not estrogen: Assuming there are no menstrual irregularities, then it is likely just they way you are built. Unrelated to hormones. ...Read more

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Do these results mean low immunity? Diptheria Titer 0.95 int_units/ml ref range <0.10 and Tetanus Igg Titer 0.62 int_units/ml ref range <0.10

Do these results mean low immunity? Diptheria Titer 0.95 int_units/ml ref range <0.10 and Tetanus Igg Titer 0.62 int_units/ml ref range <0.10

It depends: On why this child required diphtheria and tetanus immunoglobulin titers in the first place. Most children go through the 3 stage DPaT vaccinations and never require Ig titers. Those titer concentrations mean that the necessary immunoglobulins against those conditions were undetectable in assay. Whether that means low immunity depends on the situation and the child. Ask MD that required titers. ...Read more

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Does a normal PTT blood test mean low risk for developing blood clots?

Does a normal PTT blood test mean low risk for developing blood clots?

No: You should draw no conclusions about tendency to develop clots from ANY of the ordinary hematologic parameters. ...Read more

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My pap smear showed negative, but also said Atrophic pattern; predominantly parabasal cells. What does that mean, Low estrogen? 65 & post menopausal

My pap smear showed negative, but also said Atrophic pattern; predominantly parabasal cells. What does that mean, Low estrogen? 65 & post menopausal

Low estrogen: What you described is consistent with atrophy of the vaginal lining due to low estrogen. It is expected in a post-menopausal woman. If you have any symptoms, discuss taking hormones, with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dos small testicles mean low sperm count?

Dos small testicles mean low sperm count?

Not necessarily: This may be one "risk factor" for low sperm count but is not definitive. Most men with smaller than average testis still have plenty of sperm. ...Read more

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If I press my breast, no milk comes out except for pressing nipples and aerola area. Does it mean low supply of milk?

If I press my breast, no milk comes out except for pressing nipples and aerola area. Does it mean low supply of milk?

Breast milk: No it does not mean low milk supply. Milk is expressed by suction of the nipple, either from the baby nursing or from using a breast pump. ...Read more

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When I hand express my breastmilk, there's only one stream? What could cause this? Please help! Does it mean low milk supply?

When I hand express my breastmilk, there's only one stream? What could cause this? Please help! Does it mean low milk supply?

Baby weight: Your pediatrician can track your baby's growth to determine if she is getting enough to eat. The visualize appearance if hand expressed breast milk is not relevant if the baby is getting enough. ...Read more

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If your body temperature is 94.8 after taking temperature under arm when you first wake up in morning could that mean low thyroid?

If your body temperature is 94.8 after taking temperature under arm when you first wake up in morning could that mean low thyroid?

Possible: Have you had your thyroid tested? Body temperature is largely under control of the thyroid, and is usually lowest in the AM, raising throughout the day. If you suffer classic effects of low thyroid - weight gain, sluggishness, hair loss, consider having it tested. Best Wishes ...Read more

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Do dilated veins mean high blood pressure and thin veins mean low blood pressure?

Do dilated veins mean high blood pressure and thin veins mean low blood pressure?

No: Blood pressure is related to arteries, not veins. Dilated or relaxed arteries lead to lower blood pressure while tightened or contracted arteries lead to higher bp. ...Read more

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I'm complement deficient. What does this mean? Low C3 and c4. joint pain, low back pain, rashes, anisocoria, low tsh, fatigue etc and it's not lupus

I'm complement deficient. What does this mean? Low C3 and c4. joint pain, low back pain, rashes, anisocoria, low tsh, fatigue etc and it's not lupus

Likely secondary: You probably has an autoimmune condition which is consuming the complements thus accounting for the low levels. Have you seen a rheumatologist? If so, you need to rush to find one. ...Read more

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B12 results 127, shots now being administered, how long til feel better? What do these results mean, how low is this? Do they go up or down rapidly?

B12 results 127, shots now being administered, how long til feel better? What do these results mean, how low is this? Do they go up or down rapidly?

Soon, see below: That is a low B12 level that can cause many symptoms- see http://bit. Ly/1607tg3
your levels can come up rapidly- it is safe to inject 1-3 mg 1-3x/week until your levels normalize (goal is above 500). Most symptoms related to low B12 should improve within weeks but not all of your symptoms may be due to low b12. You might have other nutrient deficiencies, hypothyroidism etc. ...Read more

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