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I have PCOS my free testosterone came back elevated, total serum test. Was normal (25). why is this and how do I treat it?

T bound and free. Testosterone comes in two forms "tied up"(bound) and free(liberated). The bound form often sends out more free T which may be coming from the ovaries and not from the blood stream. What is important to you is that the TOTAL value was normal. Read more...

What's causing my bioavailable testosterone to be high when my total and free testosterone are both normal? I have PCOS. High MPV, low AST, low Vit D.

The same. The free testosterone and bioavailable testosterone are the same so I don't understand your question. The 5-hydroxytestosterone is responsible for some of the activity of testosterone especially in the skin and is influenced by both the free testosterone level and the level of the enzyme which converts it. This might be what you are thinking of. Read more...

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...

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. Read more...

I have pcos recent lab test show normal fsh, lh, free testosterone, prl, but afc 20-22...Why my periods still irregular despite of normal tests?

Unrelated. The blood tests are not related to periods. They are done to make sure there is no other diagnosis. But pcos is usually diagnosed purely on symptoms, . Your hormones disrupt the signals to the brain and ovaries causing the irregular periods. Read more...

Day 39 showed estrodial to be less than 20pg/ml, prog at. 787ng/dl, testosterone at 20ng/dl. I have pcos acne undev breast, any idea what is going on?

Hard to say. It sounds like you are already seeing a doctor who is on top of things and ordering a hormonal evaluation. It is hard to interpret isolated lab results without being able to apply them to your unique clinical scenario. Read more...