I'm a male, age 21, some blood results came back from a walk in clinic (the doctor didn't discuss these levels) - two things stand out:
PROGESTERONE: 3.0 (0.3-2.7 NMOL/L)
ZINC SERUM: 25.7 (11.5-18.5 UMOL/L)
Looking it up, high progesterone can causse acne and excess oiliness, along with thinning of facial hair in men, and hot flashes... I have these three issues I don't have man-breasts though.
I am losing hair, but apparently high progesterone is good in helping prevent pattern baldness.
I'm assuming my copper is low with a Zinc level that high, I was supplementing 50mg Zinc for a while, but have stopped recently, so that would explain the high levels.
I don't think I should get any blood work done too soon, as my Iron/Ferriten is at 41 (should be 70+), and blood loss lowers it (I am supplementing iron now).
I'll be seeing family doctor in a few weeks or so, but does anyone know if the high Progesterone or Zinc is a serious issue? I won't worry about it, but I'd like to know if anyone has some experience with high Progesterone (especially in men). My thyroid, testosterone and estradiol level was fine.
Edited by awakeodin, 25 August 2011 - 09:28 PM.