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Do I have PCOS?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 21, 2010
  • 10:36 AM

I am 28 years old. In may these year my menstruation was late 17 days. I was traveling a lot and I had some personal stress since my father died last September. I went to my GP and he suggested to make blood exam. I did on my 2 day of my cycle. My FSH was 5 and my LH was 11. He said according to the scale that this is normal hormonal level and nothing is wrong with me. My TSH and my FT4 are also normal. The glucose is also fine. Everyhting seems fine and according to the normal scale in the hospital lab. However I did some research of my self and now I see that higher levels of LH might suggest PCOS. I have to go to the GYN!!!! But can someone tell me, are my results ok???

Before this I had regular menstrual periods, usually coming on 30-34 day.

Thank you

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  • I personally wouldnt go thinking PCOS just due to one late period. I have quite minor PCOS but i have quite a few PCOS symptoms due to it.. mood swings due to PMS (those with PCOS often get bad PMS), severe period pain, big blood clots coming out of me during menstration (look like large chunks of afterbirth). Ive suffered from obesity. My periods are anywhere from 33 days to 64 days. (my ovary ultrasound demonstates.. the chain of pearl affect thou i think they changed the PCOS diagnostic criteria and i now may not have quite the right number of cysts there to fit) and i currently have a beard on my face (at 2 cms currently..shrugs my facial hair interests my gyno so im growing it for him, he took photos of it last time and there was hardly no hair there cause i'd shaved). Regular periods up to 34 or 35 days are classified as normal!! (and an occassional late period doesnt necessarily mean much).. the 28 days one often hears is just a normal average. From just what you've said, you do not sound like someone with PCOS. I personally throu what you said.. do not think you have PCOS.
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