Testosterone in pcos

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1369218 tn?1282423884 I am seeing a new endo in a few weeks. I am low in progesterone, but was told it can cause testosterone to rise if you take supplements. I already have the hair growth thing going on too. My testosterone is elevated at times and normal other times. My periods are doing better since eating gluten free though. I was clotting so bad a few months ago I became anemic. I just feel like a big ball of a mess. I cannot seem to get it all to work right anymore. I used to be able to lose weight.
Avatar f tn PCOS is caused by an imbalance in the hormones (chemical messengers) in your brain and your ovaries. PCOS usually happens when a hormone called LH (from the pituitary gland) or levels of insulin (from the pancreas) are too high, which then causes the ovaries to make extra amounts of testosterone. This is how pcos is diagnosed. https://www.webmd.com/women/do-i-have-pcos#1 Blood work and checking these levels is part of it.
706214 tn?1244523049 Your testosterone levels are probably causing the extra hair growth, related to your PCOS, which metformin can help regulate the hormones which in turn will help your testosterone levels go normal, which in turn will releave your issues. Good luck!
Avatar f tn The elevated testosterone is not likely due to the thyroid condition or treatment. Would agree that PCOS should be looked into.....not enough to diagnose with this information alone....
Avatar n tn I have elevated testosterone also and I have pcos. I also have insulin resistance they said. Was your insulin up?
Avatar f tn Since the tumors are not showing up readily, is there a test that would better pinpoint them to allow removal of only part of the ovary perhaps? Is appearance of tumors secreting testosterone in both ovaries simultaneously illogical in any way? Thanks!
Avatar n tn 14 and my Testosterone was also elevated at 79. During my research about high Testosterone in woman PCOS is something that came up more often than anything else. If you could please help me with any information available I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much!
Avatar f tn My dr did not really bother doing blood tests, and i did not know how serious this could be(pcos). I went today for another u/s, b/c of BAD pain in left ovary. Well I saw why! I still have all those cysts, plus a HUGE looking one on left ovary. it hurts tosit even.The lady was nice enough to giver me a view of the screen. She also was very helpful, and said- it's definatly pcos.
Avatar n tn I am not a doctor but I can tell you that most woman that have higher level of testosterone suffer from PCOS. I have a higher level of testosterone and i have had PCOS all of my life.. but was diagnose in 2001. You should go to your doctor and ask to be tested for PCOS.. Good luck..
Avatar f tn I had the bloods done and it shows high testosterone so doctor said its a sure case of pcos.. I just dont have the normal appearance of polycystic ovaries. not sure where to go from here..
Avatar f tn they showed high levels of testosterone which my doctor said is PCOS. In the repost on the ultrasound it said there are undermatured follicles in the ovaries but not in a classic polycystic way ??? im not sure what that means and neither did my doctor as he said the report was worded badly.. Does it mean there are cysts there???
374593 tn?1257879950 FSH ratio was consistent with PCOS, anyhow i got the testosterone level today and they said it was 68 (i guess it should be under 75 they said) but that anything over 30 its really too much... They said we won't do anything different this cycle, but we need to get the LH level down.. Does anyone know how that is done?? are there any ways of lowering testosterone either?? Has anyone had similar ? Thanks in advance!
Avatar n tn A number of studies have shown that menstruation can be restored in many women with PCOS. For example, in a study at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, 43 women who were not having periods took Glucophage, and 39 of them resumed normal menses.(6) In another study at Jewish Hospital, 11 teenage girls with PCOS were put on metformin and a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. Ten of the 11 girls resumed regular periods.(7) IMPROVED CHANCE OF PREGNANCY.
Avatar f tn The GYN saw the polycystic ovaries and when I went back to my endo, she said my blood test results are perfect, I have no thyroid problem, no hormonal imbalances, both my free testosterone index and regular testosterone are in normal ranges according to this new result. So she talked to my GYN on the phone and she said she cannot confirm my former diagnosis of PCOS with completely normal testosterone levels and ovulation present. My periods had been completely normal up to the age of 24.
Avatar f tn That is to say, if your ovaries are not functioning well, you may have high levels of testosterone which results in excessive hair growth in unusual places. The adrenal gland produces only 10% of testosterone in your body, so I doubt you could have an adrenal tumor. I am not a doctor yet and I am gland that you are seeing endocrinologist soon. The hormonal system of human beings is very complex. I am sure that further evaluation and tests will give you a definite answer.
Avatar m tn I had been prescribed a supplement for the treatment of acne and the salts in that supplement contain myo -inositol, D-Chiron Inositol, Chromium and Vitamin D3 and I have been taking these for 3 months now. I haven't been diagnosed with any PCOS or hormonal imbalance in my reports. Is it safe to take these supplements without any side effects as i read on internet these supplements are used for PCOS treatment mainly.
Avatar f tn I'm a 25 year old female. For a while now I've been getting bad lab results. The only pertinent medical history I have is high platelets. About 6 months ago my liver enzymes were high but are normal now. The last 3 months my testosterone has been running consistently in the 400's. I've had no prior history of hormone imbalances, PCOS, etc. No increase in growth of body or facial hair. My IgG and IgA have been low for approximately 3 months consistently.
Avatar m tn (I have had elevated ANA levels in the past) and wondered if undiagnosed PCOS , endometriosis or ovarian cancer could cause this elevation in ANA levels as most of my issues are in this region of my body.
Avatar f tn t make them less like I have heard some people mention here. I am aware that I have very high, abnormally high, levels of testosterone in my body. The fact that all these people are saying they have low sex drive confused me a lot. I would like to know if that is always the case. If it is, why am I not like that?
Avatar f tn Hey! My blood tests show that my testosterone is too high, though I don't know what is causing this. My doc wanted to say it is pcos but my estrogen levels are ok. And I'm very thin. Although I am breaking out from sugar and too much processed food, so maybe it has something to do with insulin intolerance? No one in my family has this problem. So what should I do, which doctor to turn to?
Avatar f tn But have never conceived with any other partners in the past. Went to the dr. They say i have symptoms of pcos (facial hair and acne) they tested me and my DHEAS LEVEL and TESTOSTERONE were kinda high but all my other hormones were fine. So they started me on SPRINTEC N SPIRONPROLACTONE and i was wondering will this help or do i need to try METFORMIN OR CLOMID.... i also have a cyst on my right ovary. What is the next step for me.
557911 tn?1225980644 My doc was out of the office today so I had to reschedule my appointment, but the nurse did tell me my blood work came back and she did know I had high cholesterol and high testosterone. There was other stuff on there but she didn't know what it meant. I know the high masculine hormones are a sign, but I wasn't sure about the cholesterol. Is that a symptom or a cause.
Avatar f tn Really bad periods with clotting? I have PCOS and think I also have endo. No one ever said anything to me about PCOS being this painful when I was dx or afterwards.
Avatar n tn As for hysterectomy and influence on hormones...I have no idea. Perhaps it's the influence on your facial hair. If not, I would think a look into Testosterone & Dhea-s (or perhaps Testosterone alone would suffice.) P.C.O.S. can cause hirsutism (and a number of women who suffer hypothyroidism, also have PCOS). As can adrenal problems. I would ask your doctor to take a look into your hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone...), if only to put your mind at ease.