Hello, Had some bloods taen on friday for various things, mainly hormone tests. Rang doctors today for results and iv to go in on thursday to see GP as some are raised including LH levels. Was wondering if anyone knew what this meant?? Is it anything to worry about? I am on thyroxine for underactive thyroid too, if this has anything to do with it. x
They look at lh/fsh as a pair so if they are not similar (ratio should be 1:1) it can indicate a problem, its one thing that indicates pcos but they'd look at lots of other symptoms too and may well recheck. I'd try not to worry. I assume the receptionist gave the vague 'one level is high'? They aren't really wise to do that its just scary. Get yourself along to the GP, see what they say then pop back here we'll help you make more sense of it!
Ohh do you have a gynae appointment havealittlefaithbaby ? Hope everything goes ok for you. I rang back to surgery yesterday to ask if they could tell me what my fsh levels were as iv read on the net that they both rise depending on where you are in your cycle, but she said everything was normal with the others just my LH was high.??? I really dont know what to think, and im still getting these horrid pains/cramps
Hello, i went back to see gp yesterday, she suspects i have PCOS and i am getting referred to and endocrinologist (?? about spelling). I have the high LH result the irregular and absent periods and a bit of facial hair I also take thyroxine for an underactive thyroid. Could this be related to PCOS?? I had a scan 2 months ago and no cysts or anything showed up soo GP cant say itdef is PCOS. If not what else could i expect it to be?
Interesting, gynae doesn't think I do have pcos! I'm waiting for a pelvic ultrasound and Hsg now. Sorry to hear about your suspected pcos. Bear in mind pcos is a syndrome so you have to have a certain number of a criteria to get the diagnosis. Interestingly you can have polycystic ovaries without pcos and pcos without polcystic ovaries! Did you have a pelvic ultrasound? I'm not sure about the thyroid stuff. I know it can affect fertility but if its being treated it shouldn't be a major issue. Glad to hear at least you're getting somewhere with the docs.
There is a fairly strong correlation between PCOS and some thyroid problems. I have PCOS and have been tested for thyroid issues a few times but the results are always normal so I have never researched them.
Ohh let us know how you get on with your ultrasound havealittlefaithbaby so are you saying that you can still have PCOS without having the cysts on your ovaries? I had a scan done 2 months ago when i was having pelvic pains, and everything seemed fine then.
Hi eurochick thanks for your comment, thats interesting to know so it could be linked. I suppose i will have to wait for my appointment and see where i go from there. Thankyou