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Kendall Park, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

i've pcos. how does my blood work look to get pregnant testosterone- 24ng/dl dheas- 63 mcg/dl fsh- 5.4 miu/ml prolactin- 14.7 ng/ml tsh- 1.09 miu/?

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Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Good: All those labs are within normal range. Most importantly your thyroid and prolactin look good. Most women with PCOS need help when it comes to ovulating. So despite the fact that all these results look good, there's a high chance you will still need help (i.e. Clomid) from your doctor to ovulate.

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