Category Archives: Endocrine Disorders

Serum Calcium Lab Test – If Ca Blood Levels Normal Low or High

Testing Calcium in Blood and Understanding Its Results Calcium is an important mineral required for many important functions of the body, including muscle contraction, impulse transmission in the nerves, heart muscle functioning etc. Distribution of Calcium in the Body 98% of body’s calcium is present in the bones and teeth. It’s only the remaining 2% […]

PCOS With Increased DHEA

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome With High DHEA Q: I recently got a pelvic transabdominal ultrasound to exclude PCOS. It was found that I have a large left-sided adnexal cyst 10.2×9.0×7.5 cm. My family doctor suggested I get another ultrasound. But I am worried. Can this be a tumor? I am in my early 20s and have […]

Levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in Pregnancy

TSH Levels During Pregnancy The reference range for TSH during pregnancy is as follows: First Trimester: 0.1 – 2.5 Second Trimester: 0.2-3.0 Third Trimester: 0.3 – 3.0 Values out of range need to be investigated and managed accordingly. They may indicate Hypo (underactive) or Hyper (over active) state of the maternal thyroid gland. Why Are […]