Archive for June, 2005

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

I went back to Doctor Johnston, with my Mum, after I had all my tests to hopefully be given some good news. Thank god I attended this appointment with someone because the diagnosis wasn’t good. I now have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and my hormone levels are extremely higher than they should be which requires some further investigation. The doctor explained to my Mum and I, that I can be treated for PCOS later on as my high hormone levels are a higher priority at such a young age of 23. I need to be sent for further tests as a gland in the brain called the Pituitary controls all these hormones.   I had another pregnancy test as my hormones that were extremely high usually can be elevated if a woman is pregnant. Definitely not pregnant so I need to have an MRI of my brain to see what is happening with the Pituitary Gland.
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Irregular Menstrual Cycles

I visited my local GP and after several consultations I wasn’t getting any answers. Then when my menstrual cycle had ceased for 12 months and having several pregnancy tests and bloodtest, with a bit of persuasion from family I decide I should consult a female GP to see if it’s more of an issue. I made an appointment with another local GP to get a females perspective on these womens health issues. I had an appointment with the local GP Dr Kristine Johnston to discuss these symptoms further. During the consultation with Dr Kristine Johnston I explained to her my history of health concerns included my current health issues.  With my menstrual cycle irregular since the age of 12, occurring every 3-4 months, and 12 months ago (all of 2004) my cycle ceased altogether. This was quite unusual for a 22 year old female and Dr Johnston was quite concerned and said this must require further investigation. She sent me for a Pelvic Ultrasound, another pregnancy test and a bloodtest to check the activity of my hormone functions in search of answers.
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