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My cortisol wad 4.5 at 2pm not fasting acth same time 14 is

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My cortisol wad 4.5 at 2pm not fasting acth same time 14 is this. Normal progesterone below 1
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago
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the cortisol which matters the most is the AM cortisol at 8am.

Normal values for blood ACTH taken early in the morning are 9 to 52 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL).

your 14 level in the afternoon could be normal.

why did you get this test in the afternoon?

progesterone varies through your female menstrual cycle

Female (pre-ovulation): less than 1 ng/mL

Female (mid-cycle): 5 to 20 ng/mL

your progesterone must have been taken right before you ovulated.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have one ovary only and my Dr said it did not matter just go but very tired lately
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
full hysterectomy except one ovary been getting migraines to when for awhile then went away and of course had when I was a kid for awhile
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago

endocrinologist know that it matters

the best way to check adrenal and cortisol levels is to get AM levels

with bad fatigue, you should check your thyroid hormone levels, ferritin, iron levels, B12, Vitamin D levels

are you overweight? being overweight can cause fatigue

sleep apnea from bad snoring at night can cause fatigue.

lack of exercise during the day can cause fatigue

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
levels normal not overweight so there is no Way to tell if adrenal is normal
Progesterone for me with hysterectomy and one ovary Below 1
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago

there are ways to tell if your adrenal levels are normal.

you can get AM cortisol and ACTH level tests

and you can get ACTH suppression tests

but I bet these tests will be normal for you.

adrenal cortisol abnormalities are very very rare.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I had those test at 2pm so I have to Redo?
What about progesterone below 1 with the only 1 ovary
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago

even with one ovary, you can ovulate and you can have low progesterone below 1 before ovulation.

you can get your cortisol AM tests and ACTH levels in the morning

but I bet they will be normal.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago

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This could be med related as well

Do you take any medicines?

do you have sleep apnea?

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