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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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What does it mean when your cortisol level is very abnormally low?

What does it mean when your cortisol level is very abnormally low?

Collection time ?: Well it depends on the time of when your cortisol level was checked. Maximal level of cortisol is usually between 5:00a-8:00am with the lowest (nadir) levels being after 5pm (almost zero level by bedtime). If your having symptoms such as malaise, increased napping, headaches, stomach ache or low bs, you may have adrenal insufficiency and will need referral to an endocrinologist for further testing. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

It usually means: you have an infection somewhere that is causing it to rise above normal. Do you have some type of infection? ...Read more

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What is psa? An what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

What is psa? An what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

prostate: Psa is a marker found in your blood. Psa is produced by the cells of your prostate and can be used as a marker for prostate cancer. Your level is low which is fine. An increasing psa would be worrisome and could be associated with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your cortisol level in your blood is low?

What does it mean when your cortisol level in your blood is low?

Addison's disease: A very low cortisol could be addison’s disease, but this is relatively rare, and “low cortisol” is way over-diagnosed; the term “adrenal fatigue” is sometimes used, which is a fake diagnosis. If someone says you have this, see an endocrinologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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MY TSH LEVEL IS 12.22 WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

MY TSH LEVEL IS 12.22 WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Under active thyroid: TSH level is elevated when the thyroid is under active (hypothyroidism). Depending on the reference range for the lab performing the test, this level would be mildly elevated, suggestive of hypothyroidism. Your doctor may want to repeat the test to confirm and look at the clinical picture to decide treatment is needed. ...Read more

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does it mean if your thyroid level is low?

 does it mean if  your  thyroid level is low?

Thyroid hormone: A low free thyroxine ( free T4) level is associated with an under active thyroid gland, and is usually treated with thyroid replacement therapy. A low thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) means the thyroid gland is over active. So it's important to know which thyroid test is "low" ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your blood sugar level is 123?

It depends upon: Many factors: lab or finger stick; when it what drawn, in whom, how long after a meal or fasting, etc. If it's a lab fasting, you have prediabetes. If you're overweight, it doesn't really matter what you call it, what matters is that you're Insulin resistant and prone to developing diabetes in the future. Start prevention now w/education diet, exercise, weight loss. See your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my hCG level is 76 and progesterone level is 31.6

What does it mean if my hCG level is 76 and progesterone level is 31.6

Early Pregnancy: You have an early pregnancy that is intrauterine. This is provided the conception was natural and not through infertility treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your cortisol is too low?

What does it mean when your cortisol is too low?

Low Cortisol: Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands. It is called the stress hormone, and is produced in response to either a physical stress or a mental stress, or both. Cortisol has a diurnal pattern, which means it starts highest in the morning and drops gently, and then is very low at night. Low cortisol is using referring to the flattening of the usual curve so that it is lower than it should be. ...Read more

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My TSH level is a 10.3. What does that mean?

My TSH level is a 10.3. What does that mean?

It is high.: This means it is high. The normal range is approximately 0.4-5.0 mu/l. Your level is 10.3. This is highly indicative of hypothyroidism and more tests, especially thyroid, are needed. It is wise to see your doctor and get a full work-up. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my dhea level is high?

What does it mean when my dhea level is high?

High DHEA: DHEA is a mild androgen, produced by the adrenal glands. It is unusual to have a high level of DHEA unless you are supplementing with DHEA. The good news is that there is no negative feedback mechanism for DHEA, which means that taking it does not affect your own production of it. It shouldn't cause a problem. Just decrease or stop your supplementation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my ferritin level is high? What exactly is ferritin anyway?

What does it mean when my ferritin level is high? What exactly is ferritin anyway?

Storage iron: You need a certain amount of the element in storage, but having too much can mate you sick. If very high, you likely have hemochromatosis, which is very Serious but very easy to treat. ...Read more

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What does it mean when AST level is at 75?

What does it mean when AST level is at 75?

It means your liver: Is inflamed and not happy . Do you drink alcohol ? This enzyme is the one that elevated the most from drinking, even binge drinking . The good need is that it it is not that bad and if you are drinking it should probably go back to normal fairly quickly. Avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) also. If you have other questions talk to your doc! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your bellirubin is high?

What does it mean when your bellirubin is high?

Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or other chronic liver diseases . Analysis of a full liver panel as well as additional tests are the best means of defining the cause. See your doctor for further testing if indicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your f4 thyorid hormone is high and the TSH test is nornmall?

Thyroid is normal: T4 can be high with normal thyroid function due to many factors. These factors are eliminated in the free T4 test, but the TSH is most important. Make sure you are taking brand name T4 replacement, as the generics, while cheaper, are unreliable. ...Read more