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Why don't Dr's do hormones tests for changes in periods first?

in female issues? Why everything else first when they could run these test and ease the minds of many. I don't like the could be could be not attitude! I am almost 48 and having a long over 2 weeks period. Ultrasound thursday but not once did anybody say "Hey lets test the hormones!" thyroid checked, cholesterol checked and ultrasound sceduled but no hormone testing. WHY?
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replied March 19th, 2013
IDK. But, my doctor did a hormone test, and it said that my hormone's were normal. She did tell me that you have to know exactly where you are in your "cycle" for the test to be accurate. At that point, I had no idea where I was in my cycle, as I was having periods every two weeks.
Found out years later that I am in menopause, so all those symptoms I was having earlier was perimenopause. I kept telling my doctor that, but she kept telling me I was too young.
Try to make your doctor listen to you....we know our bodies better than anyone.
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replied March 20th, 2013
THank you Smile
I am wondering if my issue with waking up at all hours of the night and also this annoying hot unconfortable feeling when i am sleeping is a symptom. I feel almost sweaty like sticky and i keep kicking the covers off and then cold and gert back under then i get hot again....
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replied March 20th, 2013
Yes, I have those symptoms, and my hormone doctor said that it is a symptom of menopause. I do that several times a night...and I have my house freezing cold at night, and I still do that.
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