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    Paging the resident dentist: IDMD...

    The red flag for me was the scaling and planing: she scored above a 3mm on only a few teeth in the back, yet they want to do scaling and planing on all her teeth. It seems that some professionals would frown on such an order (e.g. Fabricating periodontal problems - Registered Dental Hygienist)...
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    Paging the resident dentist: IDMD...

    Hey idmd, how's it going? I've been staying away from recreational computing to give my wrists a chance to recover (hence my extended absence). I've logged on today with the express purpose of asking you a question or two regarding a subject you are well versed in: dentistry. My wife...
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    Colon Cancer & Roids — Doc Scally?

    I don't know much about this, but I can send some articles your way / keep an eye out for anything that might be relevant. See below for a few things I found tonight. There's no smoking gun here, so don't make any rash decision based on what you read below. However, I figure the more...
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    Colon Cancer & Roids — Doc Scally?

    I tend to agree. This is one of those times when the consequences indicate it is better to be safe than sorry. That's not to imply that I'm aware of any link here (I'm not), but I'd still probably dial it down to maintenance mode...
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    My introduction.....

    This is denial again. It's clear where I disagreed with you; I've stated it many times: "...when you score under 200 its hard to have enough T to even make E." This statement is false. And I have repeatedly stated that the condition of high E2 and low TT is common among men with obesity...
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    My introduction.....

    Actually, the statement you made that I corrected was this "...when you score under 200 its hard to have enough T to even make E." Clearly, not only are these guys able to make E2, they are overproducing it. That is why these cases prove your statment false. That was my point; I didn't want...
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    My introduction.....

    Note that if you convert these T numbers, this is what you get: Before Letrozole: - E2: 33 +/- 5.4 pg / mL (i.e. 28 - 38 pg / mL) - TT: 216 +/- 28.8 ng / dL (i.e. 187 - 245 ng / dL) After Letrozole: - E2: 19 +/- 9 pg / mL (17 - 21 pg / mL) - TT: 686 +/- 86.5 ng / dL (600 - 772 ng...
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    My introduction.....

    Here's an article with numbers: de Boer H, Verschoor L, Ruinemans-Koerts J, Jansen M. Letrozole normalizes serum testosterone in severely obese men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2005 May;7(3):211-5. (See: Letrozole normalizes serum testosterone ... [Diabetes Obes...
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    My introduction.....

    This chemical state is common among men with obesity induced hypogonadism. (See journal article above; it explicitly states that men with obesity induced hypogonadism "usually express a characteristic hormonal profile described as 'hyperestrogenic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.'") Note that...
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    My introduction.....

    If you want to see journal articles, search for "obesity", "estrogen", and "hypogonadism" in pubmed or google scholar. Here's one paper on the subject: Hammoud AO, Gibson M, Peterson CM, Hamilton BD, Carrell DT. Obesity and male reproductive potential. J Androl. 2006 Sep-Oct;27(5):619-26...
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    My introduction.....

    Then you have not seen many blood tests from people with obesity induced hypogonadism. This chemical state (blood tests showing high E2 and low T concomitantly) is quite common among men with obesity induced hypogonadism. Whether or not idmd himself has obesity induced hypogonadism is...
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    My introduction.....

    This might help you understand how this works: Steady state (chemistry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    My introduction.....

    No, you're mistaken here as well. T is made by the leydig cells, but it circulates to adipose tissue. In obesity induced hypogonadism, the overabundance of adipose tissue (and hence aromatase) converts a large fraction of this circulating testosterone into estrogen. When you draw blood, you...
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    My introduction.....

    It wasn't relevant to my argument that you do / do not think idmd had obesity induced hypogonadism. I was simply pointing out that you were mistaken when you said "when you score under 200 its hard to have enough T to even make E." That statement is incorrect, and could easily misinform a...
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    My introduction.....

    Wow, you're a very interesting guy newbie23. Apparently, on top of your inability to carry on a discussion without having a meltdown, you're delusional as well. (You didn't correct me, I'm the one who corrected you. And honestly, I meant no offense by it. You were just mistaken about the...
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