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my lab results for blood test came back and my doctor is worried

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my lab results for blood test came back and my doctor is worried about my IGF 1 levels at 234. I am 50 years old. Is this high? 3 months ago my levels were 195
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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the range for your age and sex should be IGF 1 levels 68 to 228

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your level are at the top 97.5% range of normal levels

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you should get your growth hormone levels checked.

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have you been referred to see an endocrinology doctor?

Customer:

I am suppose to see my family doctor tomorrow and the place where I got the blood work done wants me to see an endocrinologist. What kind of doctor is that and what should my concerns be?

Dr. David :

an endocrinologist is a hormone doctor

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who specializes in hormones in the body.

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high pituitary hormones making growth hormone can cause IGF1 levels to be elevated.

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so you need special blood testing to check on all of your pituitary hormones.

Customer:

One last question. Should I be worried about anything serious at this point? All of my other blood work came back normal and they were a little confused because one of the other reports related to the IGF came back normal so they were questioning why the IGF was high. Thank you for your time. Just freaking out a little.

Dr. David :

don't freak out.

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195 is a more reasonable level.

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high level does not mean you have a disease or illness.

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that could just be normal for you

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