confused by LH blood test results

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Registered: 09-15-2011
confused by LH blood test results
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 3:42pm

Hi ladies,

So I've been TTC for the past 3 months, and so far no luck. My AF has been going weirder and weirder, last cycle was 46 days and ended with a very light not even 2 day long AF. I saw my ob/gyn this Monday (11/28) and after he determined that I didn't ovulate at all this past cycle (hence the light short AF) he had me do some blood work. I just got the results and here they are:

LSH: 11.8

LH: 66.2

Prolactin: 7.9

So, the LSH and Prolactin are within norm, but what about the LH? It's pretty high, and now I'm not sure: is it because it was my LH surge day, or is it just abnormally elevated and that's what's causing my irregular cycles?

I've been googling it for a few hours now and basically it seems like I should be worried if both LH and FSH were high, am I correct? This is so stressful. I happened to BD a day before my bloodwork and a day after, so if it was a LH surge I might have a shot at pregnancy. But if this is just an indicator of something being wrong with my body, then I shouldn't bother BDing.

I'd appreciate any input...

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Registered: 09-15-2011
Mon, 12-05-2011 - 3:12pm

he said 14 based on my previous wacky cycles... Wow... the suspense...

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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 11:56am
That's good news. Hopefully you won't need to worry about af showing any time soon!! Just remember that a 14 day lp is considered the average, so *if* af is gonna show, it very well could be sooner than 14 days.

Good luck!
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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 9:56am

So my GP got back to me - she said she's pretty sure it sounds like it was the LH surge! Which gives me hope -

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 7:00pm
I had post o cramps 2dpo last month. They were so strong I thought I had my ovulation date wrong.
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Registered: 03-01-2011
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 1:41pm
Here's some more hope! Your temp is probably so high from a combination of both -O'ing & moving around -esp if your regular pre/no O temp is high 96ish. Did you test at the same time that you normally would have? Keep your thermometer right beside the bed & test in the am.

Sounds like you O'd & the crampiness is probably just post O cramps...
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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 1:15pm

Oh also - I took my temperature this morning and it was 98.7 - I've never seen it this high (I'm usually about 96.8) so I'm suspecting I did it wrong - maybe I was too warm under the blanket or moved too much looking for my thermometer... but what if not? What if it's high because I ovulated? This is going to kill me lol.

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 1:10pm

thank you pranamomma - you gave me hope :)

Lex - I believe in PCOS both LH and FSH would be elevated... They also checked my thyroid and that was fine.

I've been having some ovary pain today (6 days after the possible 'surge') and lower back pain, which doesn't make sense after ovulation, but I guess with my body's crazy ways everything's possible.

So there's actually hope - if that was indeed a surge - I BD the next night! This will be stressful

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 12:44pm
It was cd 20 Lex...

You're right about high #s correlating to pcos, but I think the b/w would need to be taken on cd3 to compare. I think if lh to fsh is 2:1 or 3:1 it's a problem? Don't quote me on those numbers -I'm just relying on my bad memory!!
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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 9:35am
What CD did you have that bloodwork done on? High levels of LH are indicative of PCOS.
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 11:10pm
Fx'd it was your surge. It makes more sense that they tested mid cycle due to irregular length. At least you can compare the results to mid cycle norms for accuracy.

Lol -I never expected know so much about cycles too! *sigh* oh how nice it would be to be fertile & clueless!!
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