Testosterone and red blood cell production

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Avatar m tn I see that now and if u google them they r made out to b tge greatest thing ever. I didnt find side effects till 4 pages into the google screen Im a guy who probably has a higher nathral T level ...big ... bald... high energy. Very active . body hair . Acne etc Anyway been a a couple days without and im noticing a change .
Avatar m tn When I was having my Testosterone tested (108 ng/dL by the way) my blood test reveled a high red blood cell count, 5.90. Just a little high since normal is 4.10 to 5.65. Could this be caused by untreated sleep apnea? I didn't notice the high RBC count so I didn't ask my doctor about it. And next visit I plan to mention my sleep apnea problem. It only happens when I sleep on my back, so I try to sleep on my side, but I have severe pain, so I toss all night long.
Avatar n tn The main side effect of the replacement is the possibility of stimulating growth of tumors, or the stimulation of red blood cell production. It is a good idea to have a hematocrit taken every three months. Some people on testosterone therapy are asked to donate blood every once in a while to reduce the hematocrit. The increase in blood cells increases the probability of a thrombosis, or clot.
Avatar m tn s the pattern I have EVERY night. I hope you see the dilema with that. I should mention that I also have Sickle Cell Anemia and think it may be somewhat related. Anyways, how can I keep from getting nightly/morning wood. I've spoken with my SCD specialist who recommended taking sudaphed before sleeping - doesn't work anymore. Spoke with my Urologist who prescribed phenlyephiprine to self inject - works, but erection returns after returning to sleep.
Avatar n tn MCH measures the amount of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell and usually ranges between 27 to 32 picograms ( a small fraction of a gram). It mirrors MCV results. Platelet Count measures the number of platelets in a volume of blood and usually ranges between 150,000 to 400,000 per cmm. It increases or decreases with any condition that affect the platelet production. A platelet is a minute, nonnucleated, disk like cytoplasmic body found in blood plasma of mammals.
Avatar m tn Having extra estrogens triggers your body to slow its production of testosterone. And the less testosterone you make, the more belly fat you accumulate and the more estrogens you have. Researchers have also targeted midriff weight as the strongest predictor of a condition called symptomatic androgen deficiency, or AD. It's marked by low libido, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, depressed mood, lethargy, and diminished physical performance.
Avatar f tn Ferritin is the iron storage hormone and iron is also necessary for energy production and red blood cell production. Red blood cells carry oxygen to cells throughout the body and lack of oxygen causes tiredness and can cause lightheadedness... Vitamin B-12 also has a part in red blood cell production. Cortisol tests might also be advantageous because too much/too little cortisol can also cause exhaustion.
623156 tn?1322865851 Research has shown with 15 mgs a day in men it can increase semen and testosterone production, in women it can help ovulation and fertility. Natural resources of Zinc are fish, oysters, crab, turkey, chicken and beef. In the newsletter it was mentioned that there have been conflicting opinions about fertility boosting foods. I'm the ultimate optomist. It's seems to be a more wholistic approach. I would check with your dr and see what she or he has to say.
Avatar m tn It is advisable to have a hematocrit taken before starting testosterone treatments and every six months therafter. In some cases a blood donation is suggested every so often to bring the count down.
Avatar m tn m am so new to all of this before my gp sent me to a endo he did so many blood test the only things that came up were low testosterone and a slight elevation in my white cell count which he said was an infection he gave me antibiotics and tested again about a month later which came back normal apart from the testosterone again he also did a ultrasound on my kidneys which show a few cysts on them.
Avatar m tn I understand Tamoxifen is completely different from testosterone, I mentioned it because many people take Tamoxifen during a steroid cycle to stop the body from shutting down it's natural production of testosterone and stop testicular shrinkage. My question was whether a pro hormone that doesn't aromatize to estrogen would shut down the bodies natural production of testosterone. Because that would essentially limit the need for an aromatase inhibitor.
Avatar n tn Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts. Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected, then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn It could be any number of things such as an increased production of white blood cells to fight an infection, a reaction to a drug that enhances white blood cell production, a disease of bone marrow, causing abnormally high production of white blood cells or an immune system disorder that increases white blood cell production. What did your doctor say?
594189 tn?1386916607 SHBG and testosterone testing may be useful in helping to detect and evaluate excess testosterone production and/or decreased SHBG concentrations.
Avatar n tn I had a lower hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell count about a few weeks ago. Now that has corrected itself it seems based on these labs today a hematologist ran. He was saying based on my previous labs it looked like I could have had an anemia of chronic disease since my MCV was normal as were my iron tests, although my iron saturation was low normal. Anyway, he ran these tests today and it appears I do not have anemia but the reticulocytes were off?
Avatar f tn This is usually to determine the fathers phenotype and predict the likelihood of the foetus carrying the relevant red cell antigen, thus indicating whether the possibility of HDN exists.The red blood cell membrane contains numerous antigenic molecules which may induce the production of plasma antibodies. Currently there are more than 600 known red cell antigens.
963889 tn?1359677334 The decreased red cell count could be due to lack of erythropoitein, which is a hormone produced by the kidneys for red blood cell production. Renal cortical thinning is usually indicative of chronic renal failure as opposed to acute renal failure. The high white cell count and increased counts in the urine indicate an infection. So, to sum up the results show findings of chronic renal failure with hypoalbuminemia and probably an infection. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Has anyone researched the effect Chorophyll tablets (you can buy OTC) has on red cell production. It increases the red cell count, and, does not have the uncomfortable side effects like Iron has on the body. What about "epo" injections, which the hospital gave my husband prior to his open heart surgery, to cause a production of red cells to counter act anemia prior to surgery. These are just a couple of options we have used, instead of iron infusions or blood transfusions.
Avatar f tn Before every chemo I would have blood drawn to see if my red and/or white cell counts were low. If either was low I was given a shot so my body could take the treatment. Some patients who did not have prescription insurance and could not afford the shots which are fairly pricey were given some other med and had to delay their treatments until their counts were better. I always had achy legs after the shots but only a couple of days. It was worth it to me to not have to interrupt treatments.
Avatar f tn I am sorry you have to go threw this it is very stressfull to have this constantly hanging over your head. My wife was recently Dx with granulosa Cell cancer( GCT) Jan 2010 . Ichoosejoy is absolutely correct that you should be seeing a gyn/oncologist, preferably a hospital that has high volume gyn/onc patients. If you do have granulosa cell cancer which is very rare you will want a gyn/onc/surgeon experienced with this type of gyn cancer.