I am mum to a gorgeous and troublesome 2.5 year old. We would love to add to the family but no luck so far.
I am concerned because I have been testing for ovulation using a LH urine test. I have noticed that my luteal phase is all over the place (sometimes 3 days, mostly 7-9 days, occasionally longer). I went to my dr to check my hormone levels as everything I have read says that a) luteal phase should be consistent and b) a luteal phase of less than 10-11 days means you will be unlikely to conceive.
GP ran some standard hormone tests, day 3 and O+7 (calculated by me using LH surge tests).
She called me last night to say the results are fine, looks like I'm ovulating, egg reserves are good, hormone levels okay, brushed off any extra questions about it.
Being the curious type, I dropped by the doctors to see what my results actually are.
Day 3 LH: 14 IU/L
Day 3 FSH: 14 IU/L
Day 3 E2 (Oestrogen): 44 pmol/L
AMH 20.3 pmol/L
O+ 7 days Progesterone: 26 nmol/L
From some initial googling (and info is quite hard to come by!) i can see that this means I probably don't have PCOS. However, FSH of 14 seems to be considered high for ovulation issues, Oestrogen levels are low, AMH levels are on the dodgy side, and Progesterone levels although indicating I ovulated, are considered to be on the cusp of too low to sustain a pregnancy.
According the to the test results I fall in the "normal" range for everything apart from Oestrogen.
So I guess my next question is, what do I do next? Should I just relax, take her word for it and keep trying? Or should I see someone else who might be a bit more clued up on the subject? I can see that my results are "normal" but when you look at them altogether it appears I could need some help. Should I go to another GP or a fertility expert? Or am I jumping ahead of myself?
It is awkward as my preferred fertility clinic requires a dr's referral! The worst thing is that all my knowledge has come from consulting google where there are obviously 100s of different opinions on the matter.
TTC: 7 months
Has anyone been in a similiar position or have more knowledge on what these test results mean that can give me some words of wisdom?
Thanks for your advice ladies...