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What does it mean wene your hormone levels are low?

What does it mean wene your hormone levels are low?

Low Hormone Levels: Hormone levels can be low for various reasons, and it depends on the hormone. Progesterone production starts dropping by the late 20s. Estrogen eventually drops in late perimenopause and menopause. Testosterone can be low at any age really. DHEA is an adrenal hormone and mild androgen, so tends to follow adrenal function. Cortisol is the stress hormone and can become low for several reasons. ...Read more

Dr. Tonya Kozminski
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Hcg Level (Definition)

Beta-HCG is a pregnancy hormone. It is expected to double every 2 days in a normal pregnancy. If the level rises too slowly, it may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. If it drops, it usually means ...Read more


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High progesterone levels but no hcg, what does thst mean?

High progesterone levels but no hcg, what does thst mean?

You ovualted: An elevated Progesterone level with a negative HCG means you ovulated but you are either not pregnant, or you ovulated late and it is too early to check. ...Read more

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What does it mean if IgM and IgA levels drop lower?

What does it mean if IgM and IgA levels drop lower?

IgM and IgA: Low levels of IgA and IgM may mean that you have an immune deficiency. If they are only slightly low and your igg is normal and you are able to respond to vaccines and do not have a lot of infections, there may be nothing to worry about. We need a lot of history and additional blood tests to understand what any particular level of antibodies in the blood means. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood cell levels fluctuate?

What does it mean if your blood cell levels fluctuate?

Everybody's do: Just a cold shower can double your neutrophil count. If your physician isn't worried, i'm not either. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have elevated dhea levels and normal testosterone levels?

What does it mean if I have elevated dhea levels and normal testosterone levels?

You are: Probably overweight, Insulin resistant and may have some early features of abnormal hair growth and virilization. Talk w/your doctor. You probably need weight loss and potentially medication like metformin. If your dhea level is very high, further w/u is indicated. ...Read more

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My progestrone levels are low what does it mean?

My progestrone levels are low what does it mean?

Low levels: Please go online and read the several articles regarding low progesterone levels. Once you have read this, you will find some alternative answers. Work your way through this and then discuss this with your Gynecologist. Please let me know what develops for you. ...Read more

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What does high cortisol blood level mean?

What does high cortisol blood level mean?

Stress: Cortisol is produced by our adrenal glands and we release more cortisol in response to stress. This could be either emotional stress or physiological stress such as low blood sugar, allergic reactions, toxic exposures etc. Rarely it could be a sign of cushing's disease (hyperadrenalism) or an adrenal tumor but this is unlikely, a holistic doctor may help you determine the source of stress. ...Read more

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My glucose fasting level is 6.2. What does this level mean exactly?

My glucose fasting level is 6.2. What does this level mean exactly?

Av Glucose 143 mg/dL: according to this research: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/3/881.short. or http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/427799. In human trials, an optimal HbA1c [for lowest rates of cardiovascular events (heart attacks, etc.) for middle age "normal/asymptomatic" people with zero history of health problems] within 5 years is 5.0%, corresponding to an average blood glucose of 100 mg/dL. ...Read more

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What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

How high?: A blood test will come back "high" for HCG in any woman who is pregnant. Anything positive gets coded as "high" by the lab. Very high levels may be caused by multiple gestations (twins), abnormal pregnancy, or just be a variation of normal. ...Read more

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What are normal hCG levels?

What are normal hCG levels?

Zero : If you are woman and not pregnant, it is wha s testd n urinary pregnacty tests. Men or women with choriocarcinomas can have quite highlevels secretd by thei tumors, and hydatiform moles, teratomas and seminomas can have lower levels that need experts to interpert. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high serum IgA levels?

What does it mean if I have high serum IgA levels?

How high?: Immunoglobulin A is present in serum (thus measurable by blood test), but its chief importance is in mucous membranes (respiratory tract and gut) and breast milk. Low levels can trigger infections like sinusitis and pneumonia. Mildly elevated levels can be normal, but higher values can be a sign of a form neoplasia (e.g. cancer) of plasma cells. See a hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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My TSH level is low 0.43 what does this mean exactly?

My TSH level is low 0.43   what does this mean exactly?

More workup: Currently, it points to hyperthyroidism but you need to complete the work up to know for sure. At the very least, i would repeat the TSH along with the free hormones T4 and t3 (liothyronine). If they also point to hyperthyroidism, then proceed further to find the exact cause for this. Tsh alone does not give you a complete picture. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my iron saturation levels are low?

What does it mean when my iron saturation levels are low?

Maybe iron deficient: Low iron saturation could indicate an overall iron deficiency, but there are other blood tests that need to be done to determine this. Most common causes for iron deficiency are poor absorption from the diet and blood loss. If left untreated, low iron can lead to anemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my Chromogranin test level was below the normal range? Does that indicate anything? I know an elevated level is Carcinoid but what about low? CgA= 1.1 APTT=29 INR= 1.0

What does it mean if my Chromogranin test level was below the normal range? Does that indicate anything? I know an elevated level is Carcinoid but what about low? CgA= 1.1 APTT=29 INR= 1.0

CgA normal: CgA is a screening test for certain types of cancer (mostly those involving the endocrine (hormone) system. Any value below 76 ng/ml is simply "normal." Your APTT of 29 and INR of 1.0, which are tests of your blood clotting system, are also normal. If you have persistent or debilitating symptoms of any kind, you need to continue to follow up with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does high "serum amylase" levels tell you?

What does high "serum amylase" levels tell you?

Usually pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas and salivary glands raises serum levels of amylase. Serum lipase is elevated on pancreatic inflammation only. Intestinal and renal lesions may be associated the increase in amylase. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my total bilirubin and albumin levels are above normal?

What does it mean if my total bilirubin and albumin levels are above normal?

Need more data: What are the actual levels? What are the results of other tests? Lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context of history, physical findings and results of laboratory and imaging studies. ...Read more

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What does an elevated RDW level mean if all other levels are within normal range? RDW level is 15.1%

What does an elevated RDW level mean if all other levels are within normal range? RDW level is 15.1%

Really, nothing: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Keep this in mind. In iron deficiency before anemia begins, high RDW is the first change. Could this be a factor? ...Read more