@Miss PumpkinPenguin: hey hun, cross posted from the Charters thread 🙂
Just wanted to update you all as you have been so supportive through this journey, that I got pretty good results back from the doctor! I mean not PERFECT, but i’m fairly happy with them.
My blood labs all came back within “normal” ranges with the exception of testosterone. Mine was 3.2 and normal range is 0.4-2.6. My LH was 25.8 (normal mid cycle is 19.2-103) and FSH was 9.4 (normal midcycle is 4.5-22.5). Estradiol came back at 576 and normal mid cycle range is 350-1590. The ultrasound came back with the following “multiple small follicles present (on left ovary) some of these are peripheral with some slight variability in the more central aspect. Opinion: there are multiple small follicles resent although the ovaries are not that grossly enlarged the left at the 10cc size range. PCOS cannot be ruled out and could be a consideration. Correlate biochemically”. As some websites indicate (thank you YellowClover!) my LH:FSH is about 3:1 (anything above 1:1 can be an indicator of PCOS) so that, combined with the elevated testosterone makes me believe that PCOS is a definite possibility, even though they aren’t saying it’s a definite diagnosis. Also, it seems that an ovary with greater than 10cc size could be a factor, and mine is bordering that size on the left. So…
I certainly *may* have PCOS. She said with the testosterone level being higher than normal that we won’t rule it out, but that my results otherwise were good and not overly alarming/concerning. She said the follicles could be prohibiting my ovulation hence the long cycles but since I haven’t experienced painful menses, endrometriosis (sp!) etc that even if I did have it, it wasn’t something she was too concerned with. She was thankfully in a much more positive/pleasant mode this time around lol.
She asked if my Darling Husband had his SA done yet as the results weren’t in, and of course he hasn’t. He is going to do that this week as i need a serious TTC break and don’t want to get pregnant around my bff’s wedding (an O date this week would basically guaruntee that!). So, I’m kind of excited to take a break from the bd’ing, to be honest.
I mentioned that I was on day 65 on my cycle and asked about the provera etc. She said she wouldn’t prescribe it at this point unless I REALLY wanted it. She said she’d rather not introduce more drugs at this point and just let my cycle be. I am not having any cramping/bloating/spotting etc so she saud to just carry on and see what happens.
She was quite optimistic about seeing an RE and said she’ll get the consult rolling for us once the SA is in. She said I obviously just need a little “help” ovulating and that we would hopefully be successful with a little assistance.
So, that’s that. I asked for copies of my labs so if anyone wants other specifics back out of curiousity i’m happy to supply them.
Overall, i’m feeling good about it all. While its not “perfect” i know it could always be worse. I am optimistic that with something like Clomid or Metformin my body will be able to O earlier in my cycles and hopefully one day in the new year finally get our BFP!
Any questions please ask ladies 🙂