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Question: Blood test -diagnosis


 Reena - Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:52 am

I m a 24year old female.I had undergone laser treatment for the removal of excessive hair on my cheekbones and upper neck area, but the hair continued to grow back.I underwent a hormonal blood test.
The doctor diagnosed a case of PCOS but since I have a family history of excessive facial hair on my paternal side , I m not convinced.I have regular periods too.

I would appreciate if an analysis of the report is provided .

LH(MEIA) - 26.00mIU/ml
FSH(MEIA) - 7.42mIU/ml
DHEAS - 406.00 mcg/dl
Insulin fasting(MEIA) - 6.8uIU/ml
free testosterone-4.18 pg/mL
prolactin(MEIA)-18.61ng/mL

Thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:47 pm

User avatar Hi Reena,

Your labs are all consistent with a diagnosis of PCOS. Your LH is elevated, your FSH is slightly low with an LH:FSH ratio greater than 3 and your testosterone is slightly high.

However, most people consider irregular periods a required criteria for PCOS. While your labs support this, most would agree you do not have PCOS based on your regular periods.

I would recommend you see an endocrinologist for further evaluation and recommendations .

Best wishes.

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