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For one, 7mm isn't very thick even if you were in menopause. And given that you had the u/s on day 20, the range for endometrial thickness during this (secretory) phase of the cycle is 7 to 16mm so you're at the thinnest.

It is kind of odd that your FSH is so high even though you're still having periods. But if you're in perimenopause, the FSH [U]can[/U] fluctuate wildly during this time. As far as the estrogen reading, it makes sense that it's low since the FSH is high since FSH is an indication that the ovaries need to produce more estrogen. But I've read too that some women just don't produce a lot of estrogen. They're more testosterone driven.

Are you taking any hormones or other meds that could skew the lab results? If you've never gone a full year without a period and are of perimenopausal age, another hormone test or even another u/s 1 or 2 days after your period ends (when the lining should be thinnest) may give a better picture and pacify your doctor.

Hope this helps!
[QUOTE=STLouisgal;5206142]For one, 7mm isn't very thick even if you were in menopause. And given that you had the u/s on day 20, the range for endometrial thickness during this (secretory) phase of the cycle is 7 to 16mm so you're at the thinnest.

It is kind of odd that your FSH is so high even though you're still having periods. But if you're in perimenopause, the FSH [U]can[/U] fluctuate wildly during this time. As far as the estrogen reading, it makes sense that it's low since the FSH is high since FSH is an indication that the ovaries need to produce more estrogen. But I've read too that some women just don't produce a lot of estrogen. They're more testosterone driven.

Are you taking any hormones or other meds that could skew the lab results? If you've never gone a full year without a period and are of perimenopausal age, another hormone test or even another u/s 1 or 2 days after your period ends (when the lining should be thinnest) may give a better picture and pacify your doctor.

Hope this helps![/QUOTE]

Thank you very much for responding. I very much appreciate the info you passed along. I am researching a lot on line and there is a lot to decipher. I just found it so odd that he said I was menopausal when I just had my period last month. Could menopausal mean 'anovulatory' in the medical field? The reason I ask is because I don't think I ovulated last month prior to my period. Whereas this month, I feel as if I'm ovulating now (or at least my body is trying to) albeit it is late in my cycle.

I take no hormones at all and the only other 'meds' I take are vitamins (Biotion and Vitamin D every other day).

I agree with you about another u/s. I am surprised that the doctor didn't recommend that.

Honestly, what I plan on doing is speaking to another gyn for a second opinion. I don't want to miss something serious but at the same time I am not one to simply agree the doctor just because he is an MD especially when the test is an invasive one.

Again, thank you for your input.





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