Do I have estrogen dominance? I have pcos, slightly high FSH & androstenodione and normal testosterone. I have acne too.

Yes, but complex. Pcos is associated with irregular ovulation. Infrequent or absent ovulation can lead to infrequent, irregular, or even heavy bleeding. Women with pcos may have difficulty conceiving, as ovulation doesn't regularly occur, but don't assume you can't get pregnant--either on your own--when you do ovulate, or with fertility treatments. A high fsh isn't usual with pcos and may have other causes.

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Do I have estrogen dominance? I have pcos, acne, high fsh, normal testosterone and slightly high androstenedione.

Unsure. First of all if you have a high fsh value that is not consistent with pcos. That would be more indicative of ovarian failure. So first you need to make sure you have the correct diagnosis. But in general with pcos most women have symptoms from male hormone dominance, but since ovulation does not occur regularly, the uterus has estrogen dominance. Read more...

Can you have normal testosterone and estrogen levels with multiple ovarian cyst and still be considered to have pcos?

Yes. Pcos is a clinical syndrome. It is not diagnosed by blood test results, though high male hormone levels, or other tests suggestive of Insulin resistance, can support the diagnosis. If you have problems with irregular periods, weight gain, excess hair growth, you can be diagnosed with pcos, despite normal lab results. Read more...

If my hormones are -ALL- normal including total, free, and bioavail testosterone and I have PCOS, what is causing my elevated LH:FSH ratio 3:1?

PCOS. PCOS causes an elevated LH:FSH ratio. This is one of the findings of PCOS. The cause is unknown. There is an abnormal signal to the hypothalamus that inhibits the production of FSH. This signal is associated with obesity and elevated levels of insulin. Read more...