Archive for June, 2009

New Endocrinologist

In June 2009 it had been 4 months since my previous appointment with the endocrinologist and it was time for my next check-up and first consultation with the new endocrinologist . I had a blood test a week before to check how my hormone levels are functioning. I sat in the waiting room nervously waiting to be called in and fingers crossed everything is all good. I was called in and as this was a new endocrinologist she hadn’t read through my records as yet. I explained my history, surgery and irregular menstrual cycle to the new endocrinologist and then she went through my results. I was a little concerned when the endocrinologist said that with the blood test results there was a slight increase in my hormone levels. My hormone levels functioning just above the regular range with the main hormone Prolactin with a reading of 545 mIU/L (regular range of 0-500), my estrogen levels are very low and my testosterone levels were a little elevated. Also because my menstrual cycle is still irregular she wants to try to fix this and told me to have a Pap Smear, an Ultrasound and an MRI before my next appointment. Also to get an idea of how my entire endocrine system is functioning and producing hormones she gave me a blood test form with all the hormones including Prolactin, Cortisol, Thyroid, Growth Hormone, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), glucose, insulin, iron etc. The endocrinologist wanted to see me again in 4 months time in hope for more answers.
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