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    Default Hormone test?

    I'm waiting for results back from a blood test i had on Friday to test my hormone levels because i haven't had a period since February. Just not sure what happens if they come back too low or high etc? I was too nervous to ask my doctor at the time! Anyone know?

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    Hi Violet, are they testing you for pcos? They normally do bloods & a scan to see. I was always really irregular (at the worst I could go a whole year with no period).

    Don't wait as long as I did if you're TTC. The GP's I had we're awful. I ended up going to a FS who prescribed me clomid tablets. I just wished I had pushed the point sooner with my GP. They always told me not to worry but my argument was how on earth would I even have a chance of getting pregnant if I never got AF.

    Good luck with your results !

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    Hi. I'm not sure? I think she thinks its a hormone imbalance as a result of coming off the pill? Apparently my mum had the same problem going off the pull and went to specialists and everything and they never found anything wrong. After 15 months she had me and my brother straight after each other, so not sure what happened there. If id known that i would never have gone on the pill!! Thanks for the advice! Also, she thinks its a bit weird i had a normal period for a few months and then nothing at all after that. I'm a bit concerned about that bit. :l

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    Oh and scuse the ignorance, but what does FS mean?

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    Fs = fertility specialist.

    Testing your hormones could be a number of things - probably most common based on not having a period for 3 months would be to see if you had PCOS like rocky said. The blood test is the first step and depending on results you would probably then be sent for an internal ultrasound of your ovaries to check for cysts.

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    Also with regards to your mum having problems too - I was told that PCOS is something of a 'modern' diagnosis.
    29 years ago my parents had to do ivf to conceive me as mum had 'unexplained infertility' - but back then PCOS was not tested / diagnosed.
    I'll never know for sure if I have PCOS due to some genetic predisposition as mum had a hysterectomy 6 years after I came along.

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    Okay thank you. I don't know a lot about PCOS so will have a look around the forum, but does it mean you cant conceive or is it just harder? I wondered if PCOS was a more modern thing.

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    Depends on the severity of the PCOS really. Some people have it and ovulate fine on their own, some never ovulate without assistance. It's not impossible to fall pregnant with PCOS - just harder.

    Me personally - I probably have had PCOS for 15 years but had been on the pill so all the symptoms were masked by the hormones in the pill and it wasn't until we started trying for a baby that I was diagnosed.
    In the 12 months after stopping the pill I ovulated on my own maybe once or twice. Saw a FS, was put on 50mg of Clomid (which induces ovulation) and successfully ovulated 6 months in a row however did not fall pregnant likely for other reasons (some level of male factor infertility also.)
    In the end we did 2 rounds of IVF to fall pregnant but certainly - if you do have a read around the forums you will see that plenty of people successfully conceive without assistance, it can just take longer.

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    Thanks again. I guess I'll just wait and see what happens. Its weird that i never had a problem before i went on the pill and even when i came off it for the first few months. Don't know what's going on, but its annoying. Kinda thinking i should have just stayed on the pill. Bodies are annoying sometimes. I will have a read around the forum, thanks.


 

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