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hi. my name is rachel, i'm 29, and this is my first time here. i'm concerned about having PCOS, but not sure if i don't have some necessary symptoms.

i was diagnosed with hashimoto's disease in july 2004. as a part of the blood workup, they looked at my LSH, FSH, etc. everything came back "normal." here are the results:

testosterone, total: 15ng/dL (lab lists normal for premenopausal women as 15-70ng/dL)

% free testosterone: 2.24 (lab lists normal for premenopausal women as .05-1.8)

testosterone, free: 3.4 pg/mL (lab lists normal for premenopausal women as 1.0-8.5pg/mL)

DHEA S: 517 (lab lists normal as 62-615)

insulin: 13 (lab lists normal as less than 17)

FSH: 3.1 MIU/ML (lab lists normal by cycle phase. follicular phase 2.5-10.2, midcycle peak 1.6-18.8, luteal phase 1.5-9.1. first day of my last period was the 16th, and i had my blood drawn on the 19th. what phase would i have been in?)

LH: 1.9 MIU/ML (lab lists normal by cycle phase. follicular phase 1.9-12.5, midcycle peak 8.7-76.3, luteal phase < 16.9. first day of my last period was the 16th, and i had my blood drawn on the 19th. what phase would i have been in?)

prolactin: 6 NG/ML (lab lists normal for non-pregnant women as 3-30)

hemoglobin A1c: 5.4% Total HGB (lab lists normal for non-diabetics as < 6%)


my doctor and i are both concerned about that hemoglobin A1c. i am very overweight, and i am very concerned about insulin resistance being a problem.

i have ever increasing dark hair on my upper lip, chin and nipples. my acne is also getting much much worse.

last week, i went to the er with excruciating abdominal pain and they discovered multiple follicular cysts on my left ovary and a 4cmX4cm hemmoragic cyst on my right ovary.

but, my periods have always been very regular. is it possible to have PCOS but have regular periods and non-elevated DHEA/testoserone? how is an accurate diagnosis for PCOS made?

thank you in advance!

rachel.
[QUOTE=curlyroller]hi. my name is rachel, i'm 29, and this is my first time here. i'm concerned about having PCOS, but not sure if i don't have some necessary symptoms.

i was diagnosed with hashimoto's disease in july 2004. as a part of the blood workup, they looked at my LSH, FSH, etc. everything came back "normal." here are the results:

testosterone, total: 15ng/dL (lab lists normal for premenopausal women as 15-70ng/dL)

% free testosterone: 2.24 (lab lists normal for premenopausal women as .05-1.8)

testosterone, free: 3.4 pg/mL (lab lists normal for premenopausal women as 1.0-8.5pg/mL)

DHEA S: 517 (lab lists normal as 62-615)

insulin: 13 (lab lists normal as less than 17)

FSH: 3.1 MIU/ML (lab lists normal by cycle phase. follicular phase 2.5-10.2, midcycle peak 1.6-18.8, luteal phase 1.5-9.1. first day of my last period was the 16th, and i had my blood drawn on the 19th. what phase would i have been in?)

LH: 1.9 MIU/ML (lab lists normal by cycle phase. follicular phase 1.9-12.5, midcycle peak 8.7-76.3, luteal phase < 16.9. first day of my last period was the 16th, and i had my blood drawn on the 19th. what phase would i have been in?)

prolactin: 6 NG/ML (lab lists normal for non-pregnant women as 3-30)

hemoglobin A1c: 5.4% Total HGB (lab lists normal for non-diabetics as < 6%)


my doctor and i are both concerned about that hemoglobin A1c. i am very overweight, and i am very concerned about insulin resistance being a problem.

i have ever increasing dark hair on my upper lip, chin and nipples. my acne is also getting much much worse.

last week, i went to the er with excruciating abdominal pain and they discovered multiple follicular cysts on my left ovary and a 4cmX4cm hemmoragic cyst on my right ovary.

but, my periods have always been very regular. is it possible to have PCOS but have regular periods and non-elevated DHEA/testoserone? how is an accurate diagnosis for PCOS made?

thank you in advance!

rachel.[/QUOTE]


Hi Rachel,

I think you need another test for Hemoglobin A1c
Also, a test called "C Peptide" would be good to compare to insulin levels.

What is your diet like?

You can regress the symptoms if they are caused by insulin insensitvity
with a "low REFINED carb diet"... and a diabetic med such as glucophage
to prevent high blood sugar rises when you eat.

If your doc is not telling you this, you need another doc.
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Ron





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