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Old 10-08-2012, 01:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi

 

I'm 38 soon to be 39. I have two children, but want to try for one more before I get too old. I called the nurse this morning and she told me doctor will call me back later today to discuss my results:

 

FSH 11.8

 

Prolactin 37.9

 

Thyroid: 4.83

 

Fasting Glucose: 98

 

The blood work was taken on day 3 of my menstrual cycle. Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks~

 

I forgot to mention my menstruation cycle is 21 days as opposed to 28 days. It has been like this since I was 12 years old so it's considered normal in my case. I remember when I first got pregnant (wasn't trying) but I believe I conceived a few days before my expected period. Same with my second pregnancy. Does this mean my ovulation occurs late even though I have a short menstruation cycle?

 

How does progesterone and fsh correlate. My doctor told me he will wait to see what my progesterone level is. Thanks again.

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*bumping* Maybe someone who has had testing done will see this and help.


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I think your prolactin is a touch high. Usually is below 10, but often not a concern until more than 100. Are you BFing? (which would make it completely normal). Elevated prolactin is a common cause of infertlity - and can often be easily treated.

 

Curious what your doctor says. Best wishes for finding an answer soon :)
 


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Thank you to both responses. My doctor wants me to get retested in a couple months for prolactin. If it's still elevated, he will order an MRI to rule out a tumor. I hope it's not a tumor. I will be getting my progesterone levels tested on day 21.
 

I stopped breastfeeding 2 years ago, but had a chemical pregnancy last year. Maybe it was due to high prolactin levels, but I never had my levels tested back then.

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