- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2019
Hey guys! I’ve wrote in here before about having an excessive bikini line and wondering if it was a sign of a hormonal imbalance. I finally called my doctor and got some blood work done.
Here were some of my results that were concerning:
LH: 11.6 and then he mentioned something about 3:1 ratio.
He seemed very optimistic that even if it is PCOS, it’s very mild, but he is concerned about the prolactin levels. My testosterone/androgens were completely normal and he didn’t mention anything else concerning except for those I listed (my labs should be up in the portal soon but not yet :() I’m just concerned because it seems to me that by looking online a 3:1 indicates PCOS…so I’m not sure why he seemed so relaxed. It seems like the 3:1 ratio is completely PCOS. I have only extra hair growth on my bikini and my periods are regular..I don’t really think I have any issue losing weight and I’m currently at a completely healthy weight so I don’t have any other signs really.
I called back and talked to a nurse later that day and she seemed to be pretty much telling me I have PCOS so that messed with my brain even more. I’m just not really sure why shes acting so adamant that I have it and then my doctor is saying “Yeah this is so mild if anything that I wouldn’t treat it unless you were bothered by any symptoms” I’m not sure if she was just looking at textbook symptoms and going off of that and he had more of the whole picture?
I should also mention that this was all done on CD27 and he has asked me to come back on CD3 and retest and he would call me with the results. My aunt went through a lot of fertility issues and definitely agreed that CD3 is when I really should be tested…
So here are my questions and please bear with my squashed brain because I’m trying to take in all this info and process it…
1. Is the prolactin really THAT high? I know normal levels cut off at 30 but I mean…74 doesn’t seem absolutely terrible.
2. Will testing on CD3 have way more accurate information to look at?
3. I’m concerned that even on CD27 my ratio was off enough to indicate PCOS….so what if my ratio comes back normal when I test on CD3, do I just ignore the fact that CD27 indicated PCOS?
*These are all questions I will be asking my doctor when he gives me the results from CD3 but I just figured someone on here may be able to ease my mind.
I guess the high Prolactin could be the reason I’m not getting pregnant. Sigh. I went in here with him saying he doesn’t think I have PCOS but wait! You have high prolactin! :/