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I have Salt Wasting Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. During an server illness the dr's couldn't get blood so cut my ankles open. Why did they do this? Thanks

IV access. It sounds like they had to have reliable access to a superficial vein to put a needle or thread a catheter into your ankle vein to replenish your body with fluids and electrolytes that it lost because of your illness. Read more...
Venous access. I would assume that when you said they "couldn't get blood" you also meant that they couldn't get an IV. The large veins at the ankle have traditionally been used to obtain emergency venous access. It's called a venous cut down. Typically in the US we use ultrasound to place difficult IVs. In an emergency situation we sometimes drill a needle directly into a bone. . Read more...

Can my heterozygotes status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain hirsurtism & symptoms like polydipsia?

Maybe. Hydroxylase deficiency is actually a continuum, and there are many alleles. A workup is probably not worthwhile. Manage unwanted body hair with electrolysis or lasers -- you're doing yourself a favor. If your urinalysis (chemical, sediment), renal functions (BUN, creatinine) and concentrating ability (SG >1.020) while thirsty) are normal, I would not recommend further studies. Read more...

Can my carrier status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain my high basal cortisol?

No. Spot "basal cortisol" levels mean nothing except in context. They help rule some things in and some things out. The highest basal cortisol levels have been found in soldiers in the battlefield and medical students in exams. Ignore all "pop" sites relating to pituitary / adrenal disease and remember that reference ranges are set so that many healthies fall outside on either end. Read more...

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Testosterone was at 4nmol/l (normal up2 1.5) concerned I'm receding hairline. Will it stop once its under control?

CAh. The question is: is your CAH controlled or not. It looks like it is not well controlled. You need to see you endocrinologist to make sure you are treated appropriately . Read more...