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Medicine For Gonadal Disorders
No: Gonadal sex cord-stromal tumors are interesting neoplasms of the gonadal structures. The pathology of these tumors is reflected in Sertoli cell tumors, These lesions can occur in both male and female gonads. They are however more common in the testis where they usually exhibit a lobular pattern. In the ovary, tubular differentiation is usually the predominant finding. One variant of Sertoli cell tumor, the large cell calcifying form, appears to be restricted to the testis ...Read more
What is the best life style that I shall take to regulate gonadal hormones? Female. Single.20years old
Endocrinologist: A good endocrinologist should be able to help you with gonadal dysgenesis. Your primary care physician should be able to suggest some options in your community. ...Read more
In case of non functional pituitary adenoma, what's its effect on prolactin and gonadal secretion? I read 2 sources saying opposite information?
Its not producing extra of any of the pituitary hormones, but
it can however decrease release of any of them by virtue of pressure of the tumor on the rest of the gland. ...Read more
What would interfere with the pituitart-gonadal sex hormone control mechanism causin FSH & LH surges to be highly unpredictable in simple terms
Need investigations: Need to see your doctor for tests (and treatment) pituitary tumors, medication, previous head injury etc will cause ...Read more
I just had a "successful" coil embolization of the left gonadal vein to treat a grade three left varicocele. 5 days after surgery, no change in size?
Wait: For 2 weeks and still if there is no change see your doctor ...Read more
My varicocele was embolized in the main bore of the Gonadal Vein, 1" from the Renal Vein entry. Will the engorged veins below die off and drain through other veins or could they remain active/dilated?
Unknown: I would think anticoagulation of some sort would be considered if you were significantly symptomatic. I would defer this long term radiologic finding to your urologist. ...Read more
On a recent ct, abd/pelvis w IV contrast, my right gonadal vein somewhat prominent 8.0mm diameter. Could this be contributing to my chronic pain?
Possibly: That diameter is 3-4 times normal. Possible causes include a portocaval shunt due to liver disease. Speak with your doctor about this and consider a consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Wilson's disease: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more
Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more
A variety: Of non steroidal anti inflammatory medication as long as there are no contraindications like allergies, use of blood thinners, kidney or liver disease or ulcer/reflux issues. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an option. Other types of drugs like cymbalta, Elavil and neurontin/lyrica may also help. Ideally, not smoking, regular exercise and weight control are also helpful. Good levels of vitamin d also are important. ...Read more
No!!!!!: Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www. Celiac. Nih. Gov/materials. Aspx; www. Celiac. Org/ ...Read more
Probably: Presumably people with mood disorders already have a dis-regulation of their brain chemistry. Adding substances that can potentially cause further chemical dis-regulation is likely to have a negative effect. What's more, even when the individual chooses to stop using, it can take months to years for some of the brain's systems to bounce back. ...Read more
Psychiatry: Kindly, This question should be discussed with your psychiatrist. ...Read more
Depends: This depends in what type of symptoms you ae trying to treat. Over the counter medications should not be your only treatment for crohn's disease. ...Read more
See below.: Immunosuppressive medications turn off the cells that are responsible for fighting infections. ...Read more
Yes: In general, patients taking immunosuppressants are more susceptible to infections. The risk depends on the type of immunosuppressant. ...Read more
Ask your Doc.:
Blood work results and other tests are best interpreted by the treating physician and withing the context of the clinical picture, he is the best to tell you the relative significance of the test result and its relevance to your case.
Feel better. ...Read more
Symptoms?: I assume this was a result of an endometrial biopsy done for heavy or irregular bleeding. Should be easily regulated with hormones such as low dose birth control pills. Also may be associated with hormone imbalance due to obesity, etc, in which case improved diet and weight loss may help. Feel sure your doctor will discuss this with you. ...Read more
Other replys welcome: Imho - personality disorders in themselves do not require medicine. They are simply descriptions of personality. It might be that some are likely to involve behaviors that cause problems bad enough to lead to emotional, behavior or thinking symptoms and those might be lessened or relieved by medicine. It would be the depression or anxiety or psychotic symptoms that are treated. Clear? I hope so. ...Read more
Causes vary from: Reacting to stressful situations and not processing them at the time to possible physiological predisdositions (hereditary or familial modeling). Psychotherapy can help you become less anxious. A therapist can teach you relaxation techniques & talk about the things that make you anxious. Together you can learn different ways to cope with what is causing your anxiety. ...Read more