(Closed) Blood results in and confused!

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
81 posts
Worker bee

PCOS is one of those words everyone throws around that’s super duper generic. If there was a hormone imbalance, the blood tests should show it. It actually took me about 4 cycles (each 60 days each) until my doctor could confirm PCOS, perhaps that’s what you’re experiencing too?

I’m assuming by ‘halfway through’ you mean your cycles are 44-50 days, but i’m not sure if you’ve finished your cycle since you had your blood test. Either way its a very long luteal phase if you did ovulate at CD 22-25, so i would assume its either pegnancy, ectopic pregnancy or PCOS.

Sometimes i swear i ovulate two times each cycle, once right in the middle and once about 18 days before AF comes. The first time its confirmed by eggwhite CM, OPKs and cramps, while only the second also has a BBT confirmation. Note, women with PCOS have unreliable OPK results 🙁

I don’t know if my answer helps, I’ve never heard of the ratio calculations before.

Post # 4
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’ve heard of the ratios as one potential way to confirm PCOS, but usually only after you’ve had other symptoms. For me, it was after I complained about the annovulatory cycles, the acne, the weight gain, and the insulin resistance that I had an ultrasound and bloodwork, which then confirmed my diagnosis. My LH was 22 and my FSH was 4. Some theories say that anything over a 2:1 ratio COULD be PCOS, but honestly? That’s not a very good predictor.

If you haven’t had any other symptoms, and the hormones are all that your doctor is going on, I definitely WOULDN’T accept PCOS as a diagnosis. I’m actually really surprised that your doctor would have mentioned that (and get you worried) without some more concrete evidence.

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