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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What does it mean when your hormones are high then it should be?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
38M people helped
What does it mean when your hormones are high then it should be?

Depends: It depends upon which of the thousands of hormones are "high". How do you know one or more are elevated. If you have concerns or questions, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
28 years in practice
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What does it mean when your hormones are slighlty high with a positive pregnancy test?

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does it mean when your hormones are slighlty high with a positive pregnancy test?

Hormones: I think it depends on which hormones you are referring to as being high. Is your beta hcg higher than expected? If this is the case then maybe you are further along than first thought. The expectation is for the hcg to rise, in fact double every 2 days. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What does it mean when your f4 thyorid hormone is high and the TSH test is nornmall?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Does the thyroid stim hormone test result 0.0300 mean thyroid is high or low?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Does the thyroid  stim hormone test  result  0.0300 mean thyroid is high or low?

Need more: If the TSH is low, you need to check a free T4 and free T3 also to have a better idea of what's going on. I agree. Just going off what you gave so far, it implies hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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My hormone tests came in with high 3α-Androstanediol, high aldrosterone, high aldosterone, high 5a-THB, elevated 5α-reductase, and low 11b-hydroxyetiocholanolone. What can this mean?

Dr. Julie Abbott
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My hormone tests came in with high 3α-Androstanediol, high aldrosterone, high aldosterone, high 5a-THB, elevated 5α-reductase, and low 11b-hydroxyetiocholanolone. What can this mean?

Tests steroid metab: Apparently you are undergoing a work up for steroid and male hormones/androgen metabolism. These are unusual blood tests, and typically only performed when, usually a specialist, has a specific diagnosis in mind. I'm certain you can receive a better, more satisfying explanation by working with the doctor who ordered these tests. Pursuing that is your best option. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Do high female hormones mean twins?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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No: There is no correlation. Besides, how do you know your female hormone level is high? ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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What does it mean to have high dhea sulfate levels (elevated adrenal hormones)? What are the problems associated with this? What can it lead to?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What does it mean to have high dhea sulfate levels (elevated adrenal hormones)? What are the problems associated with this? What can it lead to?

By itself: A high (how high) dheas level may mean nothing at all. I don't know why the level would have been drawn in the first place. It can be significantly (not slightly) elevated in a variety of ovarian or adrenal problems, including pcos. It is also stimulated by certain medications. As a solitary finding without other clinical information, however, it has no value. Talk w/the doctor who ordered it, . ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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What does high prolactin and low leutinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone mean for a 33 yr old male?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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High prolactin: There are many causes for high prolactin, prolactinoma being one of them. It's important to find out the cause so you can be treated properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Giulianelli
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I have high cortisol levels. What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels. A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels. I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia. I am under going

Dr. Matthew Giulianelli
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I have high cortisol levels.  What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels.  A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels.  I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia.  I am under going

Stress: High cortisol levels are commonly associated with high stress or anxiety. In the mouth, this could put you at risk for developing apthous ulcers, commonly called canker sores. ...Read more

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