I have been experiencing symptoms like anovulation (very irregular periods in excess of 50 days), acne, excessive hair, etc... I recently received blood work back that showed my TSH, fasting glucose, FSH, LH, prolactin, and estradiol levels were all normal. I'm still awaiting my testosterone levels. Are there any other blood tests I can request from my physician to determine what is causing these symptoms? If it comes back that my testosterone levels are elevated, is there anything - besides going on birth control - that can be done to reduce this? Could this be affecting my menstrual cycle? Thank you in advance!
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Along with waiting for the testosterone level results, you should also consider requesting your doctor/gynecologist to go ahead with an ultrasound scan to look for ovarian cysts, PCOD changes etc. If needed (as indicated by your investigation results), your doctor will start you on hormonal birth control which will help to regulate your menstrual cycles/periods. If PCOS is found to be the cause, getting you started on insulin modifiers would help. Wait for your test results to come. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
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