Re: Question for a Doctor: Bloodwork Results

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Posted by on May 10, 19100 at 17:20:34:

In Reply to: Question for a Doctor: Bloodwork Results posted by Melaine on May 10, 19100 at 10:54:23:

In reviewing your history, I am surprised your DHEA was 3755 and is now 258. My guess is that the first value was either incorrect or is listed in different measurement units than your second value. As for the FSh and LH values, these are not consistent with PCOS but may indicate a hormonal disorder in which the hypothalamus or pituitary gland is not working properly. I would certainly have these values repeated before jumping to conclusions. Although data are limited, I agree that levonorgestrel is not the best choice for you as it may potentially worsen hirsutism, acne and weight gain. However, if you are tolerating it well it may be unnecessary to change pills at this time. Best of luck!

: I just reviewed my bloodwork results with my gp for
: pcos diagnosis (she would not refer me to a endo right
: away per my request). My DHEA level was at 258 within
: normal range compared to a few years ago at 3755.
: However, my FSH and LH were both 0.5 which shows in the
: range for a pregnant woman (I'm not pregnant or trying).
: She has now agreed to refer me to an endo and would not
: give me any other input as to these results. Can you
: give me an indication what these FSH and LH levels
: indicate? It is going to be the end of June before my
: endo appt. Also, I have read (LHJ article) that PCOS
: women should avoid birth control pills containing
: Levonorgestrel since it "mimics" male hormone symptoms.
: My GP has prescribed Tri-phasic which contains this, is
: it a good idea to remain on them until my endo appt?
: My symptoms are obesity, hirsutism, prior elevated DHEA
: and problems with hypoglycemia. Recent glucose was 91.
: Thyroid test also normal. Periods are normal even w/o
: bc pills. No past LH or FSH were obtained.
: Thank you

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