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I've got to go for a load of blood tests and I have no idea what they are each for. There must be a website which tells you what all the words and letters mean. GPs don't have time to explain these things, it seems.
Thanks for your comments. I know what each are - luteinising hormone, follicle stimulating hormone - GP put note on the bloods stating "acceptable". I'm just wondering if anyone knows about this subject as the LH seems very low, but the fsh isn't that high (would expect it to be high in early menopause). Google suggests low lh might suggest secondary ovarian failure but not sure if I should go back to GP with that. Just looking for ideas really.
Hi , I had these tests done earlier this year and this is my results with the limits for those that have them.
Serum prolactin level07 Sep 2017
NameResultNormal range Serum prolactin level653 miu/L Abnormal result102 - 496miu/L Graph Serum LH level07 Sep 2017 Comment: (cjg) - no action required, LH (IU/L): follicular phase 2.4 - 12.6, mid-cycle 14.0 - 95.6,, luteal phase 1.0 - 11.4. NameResultNormal range Serum LH level13 iu/LN/A Graph Serum FSH level07 Sep 2017 Comment: (cjg) - no action required, Date of LMP?, Is this patient on HRT or still menstruating?, FSH (IU/L): follicular phase 3.5 - 12.5, mid-cycle 4.7 - 21.5,, luteal phase 1.7 - 7.7. NameResultNormal range Serum FSH level2.8 iu/LN/A Graph
Don’t know if you can make head nor tail of that . From my POV I was seeing if I was peri menopausal as my periods were all over the place . The interesting part for me was the prolactin as it probably explains the reason why I couldnt breast feed when I wanted to ( many moons ago) .For reference I’m early 50s .