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What does it mean when your hormones are high then it should be?

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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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What does it mean when your hormones are slighlty high with a positive pregnancy test?

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

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

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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?

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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Do high female hormones mean twins?

Do high female hormones mean twins?

No: There is no correlation. Besides, how do you know your female hormone level is high? ...Read more

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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?

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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What can be the cause of an elevated dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) of 599 mcg/dl? What does it mean if it's idiopathic?

Not that high: A dhea-s of 599 (correct -comes from the adrenals) is somewhat increased but will usually not cause problems. It would help to know the reason why it was done. If periods are irregular other tests were probably run and if normal would be reassuring. If periods very irregular and increased facial hair you should definitely see an endocrinologist if you have not done so to look for other things. ...Read more

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Does the thyroid stim hormone test result 0.0300 mean thyroid is high or low?

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 (liothyronine) 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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What does high prolactin and low leutinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone mean for a 33 yr old male?

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

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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What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3, progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits

What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3, progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits

Feminizing hormones: 38 M from PA asks" what does feminizing hormones mean". Have you ever heard of Google? Give this a try. In short they make a man into a woman-but mostly makes boobs get bigger and hurt and Increase risk of blood clots. Need more information including picture and what you are taking. Happy to consult. ...Read more

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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

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

High: High cortisol levels should be confirmed and further evaluated by an internist or endocrinologist. Salivary testing is not mainstream and could be misleading. Stress can result in elevations of cortisol but these will usually suppress with Dexamethasone (this is part of the further testing). ...Read more

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Causes for high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormones)? Does it mean pcos? Infertility? What are the treatments? Got period after 3 months late?

PCOS and fertility: High dhea levels can be seen in pcos which can also involve issues with fertility. There are treatments that can help improve fertility in patients with pcos. You can talk to your primary md about these options get referred to an endocrinologist. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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It's been six years since my dad has had prostate cancer. He has had radiation and hormone therapy. Now his gleason numbers are high now spots on spin. What doesit mean?

It's been six years since my dad has had prostate cancer. He has had radiation and hormone therapy. Now his gleason numbers are high now spots on spin. What doesit mean?

May have returned: Unfortunately this may mean that your father's cancer has progressed despite treatment. A high gleason score (8-10) independently predicts the odds of this as well as high psa score and abnormal exam findings. Fortunately there are many highly effective treatments available even in situations where the cancer has spread. An oncologist can help you decide on appropriate treatments for your father. ...Read more

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High: ALP-125/ALT- 106/AST-68/C-Reactive Pro-1.05/Parvo B19- 5.5/Parathyroid Hormone 66/RDW-16.4 Low: Iron & Absolute Monocytes. What's that mean??

High: ALP-125/ALT- 106/AST-68/C-Reactive Pro-1.05/Parvo B19- 5.5/Parathyroid Hormone 66/RDW-16.4 Low: Iron & Absolute Monocytes. What's that mean??

Need to see doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, at least some of your results are outside the normal range and you should consult a doctor for an evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have0 sperm. My sonography report says that my testes aresmall and I have varicocele. My hormonal reports say that my FSH and LH is high and TSH and testosterone is normal. What does it mean?

I have0 sperm. My sonography report says that my testes aresmall and I have varicocele. My hormonal reports say that my FSH and LH is high and TSH and testosterone is normal. What does it mean?

Testicular failure: Although it is difficult to interpret you question due to typos and abbreviations, it appears you have primary testicular failure. A high fsh and lh are indicative of this. What doesn't make sense is your normal testosterone. This should suppress lh. Are you taking exogenous testosterone supplements? This can also cause small testes. You need endocrinology and urology evaluations. ...Read more

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What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

One possibility: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a hormonal imbalance which causes a number of symptoms similar to the ones you describe. Women with pcos can have high levels of testosterone.Symptoms can vary but the most common ones are: weight gain, hair loss, increased body or facial hair, irregular periods. Insulin resistance is at the root of the problem and needs to be addressed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my parathyroid hormone is high (87.8pg/mL) and my blood calcium is normal (9.7mg/dL)? My vitamins D is slightly insufficient at 27.8ng/mL, and I do supplement it as I was directed to by my physician.

What does it mean if my parathyroid hormone is high (87.8pg/mL) and my blood calcium is normal (9.7mg/dL)? My vitamins D is slightly insufficient at 27.8ng/mL, and I do supplement it as I was directed to by my physician.

High pth: High pth with normal serum calcium level occasionally occurs with parathyroid adenomas. In these cases one theory is that it may be that calcium is sucked from the bones in an effort to maintain normal serum calcium levels. Have you been checked for osteoporosis or had your urinary calcium level checked? An endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate you and answer your question. ...Read more

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Is androgens the same as adrenal hormones? What does it mean to have elevated adrenal hormones? Does it have any problems to do with the ovaries?

Is androgens the same as adrenal hormones? What does it mean to have elevated adrenal hormones? Does it have any problems to do with the ovaries?

Adrenals: Androgens are testosterone and dhea. Adrenal hormones are cortisol and dhea. If your adrenal hormones are high that is usually related to some sort of stress. This is not related to the ovaries. The adrenals are a separate organ. ...Read more

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"what does it mean when your "hormones are out of whack"? What are some symptoms?

Nothing: It's a lay term, not a medical one. There are literally thousands of hormones and "out of whack" in no way describes what the problem is. Hormonal medicine is very intricate and complex, and it can't be simplified into a single statement such as "our of whack". Discuss w/your physician. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for a boy to have high hormone levels?

Could it be bad for a boy to have high hormone levels?

Which hormone: There are thousands of hormones. Which one are you referring to? Some may be bad if high. Hopefully you're not taking hormones -- like anabolic steroids? I hope not, because those are definitely bad for boys, girls and everyone else that isn't deficient. ...Read more

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Are the hormone levels of sprintec high?

Are the hormone levels of sprintec high?

Compared to: Some other combination norgestimate and ethinylestradiol pills like Ortho Tricyclen, Ortho Tricyclen Lo, it does have doses on the higher side. ...Read more

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What happens when female in the 30's have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

What happens when female in the 30's have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

Estrogen balance: Estrogen levels vary during the menstrual cycle. A single measurement is not by itself informative. Ask your physician if a Progesterone containing iud or oral Progesterone may relieve your bleeding symptoms. ...Read more

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How are the pills that have a low dose of hormones and one with high distinguished from each other?

Different: Pills have different ingredients, different indications, different actions, different potencies, different doses. They are all designed for specific purposes. I have no idea which particular pills you're referring to. Discuss with the doctor that prescribed them if you have questions. ...Read more

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Why do I get angry at ovulation time. Pls explain for me the hormonal levels. And what causes anger. R they high or less. Or isn't normla to be angry.

Why do I get angry at ovulation time. Pls explain for me the hormonal levels. And what causes anger. R they high or less. Or isn't normla to be angry.

Angry: You need to do two things. See your doctor about your issues and also ask for a referral to a Psychologist. You are not crazy but you are hurting physically and emotionly. ...Read more

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Can high hormones can cause pain in ovaries?

? ovulation: Pain in ovaries often associated with ovulation. Your question is far to general but hormone imbalance cane be associated with many symptoms such as pms, night sweats, hot flashes, painful and irregular periods, just to name a few things. ...Read more

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What does abnormal hormones mean?

What does abnormal hormones mean?

Non-specific: Abnormal hormones does not mean much unless whomever says that specifies which hormones are abnormal, are they high, low, what is the cause, etc. You need to ask these questions of your doctor. ...Read more

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What can my hormone test results mean?

What can my hormone test results mean?

Can you be more...: Specific? What results did you have? Please submit more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say hormone disrupt?

What does it mean when they say hormone disrupt?

Not a medical term: I have never heard those words used as a medical term. Where did you hear it from, and maybe you should ask that person. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say hormone disrupt?

Disruptor?: The endocrine system regulates all biological processes in the body by producing hormones. "hormone" or "endocrine disruptors" are substances that interfere with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body that are responsible for development, behavior, fertility, and maintenance homeostasis. There are environmental substances that can do so. ...Read more

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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

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Dr. What does it mean when they say hormones are imbalance? Is there a way to tell?

Dr. What does it mean when they say hormones are imbalance? Is there a way to tell?

Irregular periods.: "unbalanced hormones" usually refers to when women have irregular periods or menstrual cycles. This happens when they are not ovulating or releasing an egg. They usually don't produce Progesterone hormone in the last part of their cycle thus "imbalanced hormones.". ...Read more

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If I can't stop thinking about having children does that mean I have a hormone inbalance?

If I can't stop thinking about having children does that mean I have a hormone inbalance?

No: Not at all. It just means you are thinking about having children, which is perfectly healthy at times in most peoples lives, no worries. ...Read more

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Can high levels of hormones make your boobs grow?

Higher: Estrogen levels, particularly during puberty, can cause breast enlargement. Also, abnormally high prolactin levels lead to breast enlargement and even breast secretions, particularly in pregnancy and some other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high lh, hormonal imbalance how to get pregnant?

What to do if I have high lh, hormonal imbalance how to get pregnant?

High LH? PCOS: High serum LH levels occur in PCOS.
Check hormonal studies of the LH/FSH ratio,
Estrogens, testosterone, DHEAS, and see endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can Plan B make you feel sick for a month because of the high dosage of hormones?

Can Plan B make you feel sick for a month because of the high dosage of hormones?

It varies: How a woman responds to Plan B varies from woman to woman. Generally most woman will feel some side effects during the first 3-5 days but some have experienced side effects longer. Best to practice responsible and safe intercourse prctice to avoid need to use Plan B. Be safe, protective, and plan ahead ...Read more

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High pregnenolone levels and low aldosterone levels, is this a bad hormone problem?

High pregnenolone levels and low aldosterone levels, is this a bad hormone problem?

Could be: Could be a sign of congenital adrenal hyperplasia with one of several enzyme defects. This is rare. Depends on who's ordering the test. If endocrinology, this is the reason. Adrenal fatigue is a popular diagnosis now but really represents metabolic stress and is a reaction of the system to stress. The answer is not to address the symptom of the stress but to address the stress itself. ...Read more