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gina84uk Sat 29-Aug-09 17:23:18

hi iam new to this,my doctor gave me blood tests cause i have iregular periods that was a week and a half ago i was just wondering if anyone eles had these tests and how long usualy do you need to wait till the results are back
thanks gina

alypaly Sat 29-Aug-09 17:27:35

blood test only take 3-4 days to come back to surgery. Just phone in for results and they will tell u. If there is anything wrong the surgeries normally contact you if it is anything serious. What are they testing for...progesterone and oestrogen and possibly thyroid function??????

gina84uk Sat 29-Aug-09 17:30:50

i phoned all this week and they are not back
i dont know what type of test it is my doctor just said it was to check my hormone fuction

alypaly Sat 29-Aug-09 17:39:27

it will be oestrogen and progesterone levels then. Because its a bank holiday everyting slows down...probably get them back on tues

gina84uk Sat 29-Aug-09 17:56:10

i hope so,do you know what that tests can pick up if there is anything wrong i have always had iregular periods my son will soon be 3 but that took 4 years and 3 mc and i would love to have an other one

alypaly Sat 29-Aug-09 17:59:58

if you have abnormal levels you wont be ovulating at the normal time so that is why u might have found it dificult to concieve. Dont know how old you are. Did your mum have irregularperiods or did she start menopause early? sorry to be nosey

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 29-Aug-09 20:42:32

Hi gina

How irregular are your periods?.

You must be fully aconversant in what levels are being tested - and why they are being tested. The GP needs to give more details to you and you need to be persistant in order to get answers. It is all too easy to get fobbed off in the game that is subfertility. Your results should be back within a week; they may ask you to attend the surgery to hear these rather than tell you over the phone. Get a hard copy of the results too.

Irregular periods are often caused by hormonal imbalances (in this regard a condition called polycystic ovaries is a common culprit. There is often an imbalance between the levels of LH (luteinising hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulation hormone). Another possibility is thyroid imbalance. I would have thought that one of these is behind your problems now and also why it took you 4 years to conceive your first child.

Regardless of how the results come back I would insist on a referral to a gynae at a hospital's subfertility unit. Your previous gynae history would certainly warrant further investigation.

Good luck, be persistant with these people!!.

gina84uk Sat 29-Aug-09 21:42:50

hi alypaly yes my mum is iregular as well
iam 25 no lol i dont think ur nosey its just good to talk to someone about it

gina84uk Sat 29-Aug-09 21:59:31

hi attila i have never had two months the same sometimes i would miss a month and have one the next month after i had my son i wasn't thinking when he was 7mnth old i had depo jab i only had two but that stoped me for over a year i got them back in jan this year and it is worse than ever for example i had one on the 22july stoped had again 8 aug stoped and started again 27 aug i know now with my periods as bad as they were and how long it taken me to have my son i should never had depo but i know deep down that there is something more that is wrong with me so i hope i get some answers from the blood tests

alypaly Sun 30-Aug-09 09:36:33

fsh and LH are more to do with fertility, oestrogen helps the uterus build up to accept a pregnancy and progesterone helps to brea it down thus causing a period so they might just be testing oestrogen and progesterone because it is not concieveing that u are concerned about is it

alypaly Sun 30-Aug-09 09:38:02

AttilaTheMeerkat is probably right about the fact that it took you 4 years to concieve so i would ask 4 all 4 hormones to be tested

gina84uk Sun 30-Aug-09 12:40:11

i will call back the doctor tomorow to see if they are back and if they are ok i will ask for further investagation

gina84uk Tue 01-Sep-09 15:17:34

hi i phoned up to day they said i have low progesterone levels not sure how low but they said they sent a letter out which i should recieve tomorow

alypaly Wed 02-Sep-09 01:17:04

gina84uk..here is a link to some info on progesterone which hopefully might help you understand why it took a while to conceive and why your periods are irregular
Not sure if i have put this on properly, but take a look..it explains quite alot about your hormones

http://www.healthywomen.org/healthtopics/progesterone

alypaly Wed 02-Sep-09 01:18:27

if i havent put it on properly just type it into your http address...im not sure how to put links on..sorry..im fairly new to all this

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