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Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more
Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?
Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1. ...Read more
34yo F. Are these normal hormone levels (3rd day of cycle)?: FSH=6.82 mlU/ml; LH=5.24 mlU/ml; PRL=11.14 ng/ml; E2=53.66 pg/ml; Testosterone=0.31 ng/m
Tsh 4.97 unit mu/l range 0.15-3.2, free T4 14.8 pmol/l range 9.9-20.1, prolactin h 129 unit mu/l 40-530, is this normal? Leaking milk not pregnant
Common: Many women after having multiple pregnancies will continue to express milk for years. Your prolactin level is normal. The TSH is mildly elevated, but T4 is normal. You may have subclinical hypothyroidism, but this should not cause the breast milk. You should tell your gyn about it, but he/she is unlikely to be concerned. You should repeat the TSH and free T4 in a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more
My son-14 5/12, 5'3",pubertal changes,bone age-13.5y, GH stim test peak-7.6, IGFI-332, IGF-BP3.LC-3916, NL-T4free,Testost,TSH
Pituitary: Hi. ADH (vasopressin) & oxytocin are made in neurons in the hypothalamus and travel down the axons in the pituitary stalk to the posterior pituitary where they are stored until they're released. They're referred to as "posterior pituitary hormones", but they're made in the hypothalamus and only stored and released from the posterior pituitary. ...Read more
My 25-OH Vitamin D (Total) - <4.2 ng/ml; Intact Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) - 8.23 pg/ml; Calcium - 9.62 mg/dl. Tryglysarides>532; Creatine-normal.
Question?: Not sure what u'r exact Q is, but u'r Trig are way too high and your Vit D is low. Sun is main factor for Vit D, but if u are risk u need supplementation. Call doc. Most start with Ergocalceferol 50,000 Units weekly for 8 weeks with low #rs u have. Watch u'r starch and sweets consumption to lower Trig. I may need medicine like Niaspan (niacin) or Fenofibrate also. Movement is key, aka exercise ...Read more
For11 lb infant, infant tylenol (acetaminophen) (concentration 160 mg/5ml) dose, is the correct dose 60 mg which is 1.8 ml ?
That is ok: 60mg is fine for that weight, but it's easier to use 2.0ml (64mg). An 11lb baby can take 75mg per dose, but parents should not use tylenol (acetaminophen) on a young baby unless the doctor already knows about the symptoms and has agreed that tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used. ...Read more
Type II diabetic, blood insulin last test (NOT glucose)=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?
Test total: 200 ng/ dl; Shbg 10.8 nmol/L; test bio 5.19 nmol/L ; LH 2.3 IU/L ; FSH 1.8 nmol/L; E2 86 pmol/L. Hypogonadism is primary or secondary?
Secondary: Hi. In primary hypogonadism, the LH and FSH are elevated. Was proaction checked? However, your estradiol is also twice the upper limit of normal for men. Do you have gynecomastia? Any testicular masses? You need to have this further evaluated. Your SHBG is low; that level of estradiol would usually cause a higher level of SHBG. Obesity and hypothyroidism can also lower SHBG. You need more evaluati ...Read more
Acth Stimulation test:
PRG 17-0H basal: 3.70nmol/l
30min interval: 9.83nmol/l
60min interval: 12nmol/l
Heterozygous or Homozygous NCAH? Or Pcos?
NCAH or PCOS?: Not nonclassic adrenal hyperplasia with early morning 17-OH progesterone less than 200ng/dl. Yours, with conversion is 122ng/dl. Also, your stimulated level doesn't reach higher than 400ng/L. That means no 21-hydroxylase or 11beta-hydroxylase or 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase or 17-alpha-hydroxylase deficiency. PCOS. ...Read more
Globulin level: 4.5, Albumin level: 3.9, Total Protein: 8.4, Albumin/Globulin Ratio: 0.9, AST: 68, ALT: 105. What do these levels mean?
Need med history: You need to tell us why was this test done. Did you have some complaints? Once we know your symtoms, if any, it is easier to interpret your lab results. Your liver enzymes are slightly high and so is the globulin level which can occur due to liver problems like Hepatitis. Your doctor needs to recheck these labs in another one or two months and find the cause?hepatitis? ...Read more
No: 300units/ml is a higher strength.Get a more detailed answer ›