Tag - hormones

Infected glands

Q For five years now I’ve had a skin condition called hidradenitis. I’ve been admitted to hospital 24 times to have abscesses lanced but, within a few months of each treatment, the abscesses recur. I am almost constantly on antibiotics, which I feel...

Ultrasound tests

The mainstay of modern obstetric diagnosis is the ultrasound scan (or sonography). Similar to radar, real-time scanners employ very-high-frequency pulsed sound waves (3.5-7 mHz, or 3.5-7 million cycles per second)

Low hormone levels:

One female reader writes in wanting to know if there are any others like her who suffers from too-low levels of oestrogen and progesterone. According to her, the problem is not one of balance (the two hormones are in right ratio) but volume. Her...

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