FSH, etc. tomorrow

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Registered: 12-14-2008
FSH, etc. tomorrow
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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 3:05pm

Yeah, I'm so happy. After talking with the over 40 ladies on FF, I realized I need an E2 test along with my fsh. Apparently, high estradiol can mask a low fsh number......anyway, they suggested other things to ask for too.

So.....I left a message for my Dr. to ask if they could, along with fsh tomorrow, do estradiol, prolactin, estrogen and LH. She called back and said, "Yes, just tell them whatever you want them to check."

YES! I love my OB! I probably won't know anything for awhile, but wish me luck tomorrow...I'm scared what I will find out.


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 05-20-2010
Wed, 07-28-2010 - 3:52pm
I just wanted to give you a big {{{hug}}} and say best wishes on your results!

Jessica


momma to 5 lil ones 9 and under, 2 girls and 3 boys, wife to a loving husband

Jessica


momma to 5 lil ones 9 and under, 2 girls and 3 boys, wife to a loving husband for 8 years
Expecting #6 in June, 2

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Registered: 06-21-2007
Wed, 07-28-2010 - 4:58pm

cool.

Amanda


Mom to Talia (3)


expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Registered: 05-04-2008
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 2:18am

Hey!!!! Great news - your doctor sounds fantastic and helpful!

I had my estradial and FSH levels tested at the clinic - very helpful information even if it is a little scary. Remember - knowledge is power!

Good luck, Jasmine

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 7:49am

Yeah, it's scary a bit. What was your fsh, Jasmine?

I got there and they had the paperwork all ready. Already checked on the form was: fsh, E2, estrogen, progesterone, and prolactin. I asked about LH, so they marked that, too. They said 24 to 48 hours...so maybe I'll know something Monday. FX!


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 05-04-2008
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 11:59am

My FSH was 7.5 which is really in a good range - not sure what my estradial was though which you need to know to combine with the FSH to really see where your ovarian reserve is at. Both numbers need to be lower....

I read a very interesting article last night saying you could liken it to a gas pedal in a car. When you begin a cycle, your body steps on the "gas" to get some FSH going in order to have follicles develop. The older you get, the more "gas" you need to get things moving - so the higher the FSH, the more your body is having to work to get eggs developing.

I need to double check what my estradiol level was a few months ago - because despite my low FSH, clearly my ovarian reserve is lower then I would like as I used a LOT of FSH this month and still only got 4 mature eggs. Blah!

Oh well - I only need one really good one right!?

Good luck today - I will be curious to hear the results.
Hugs, Jasmine

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Registered: 02-08-2009
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 8:33pm

Dee,
I can't wait to hear your results. Fingers crossed that everything is a-ok, and you can move on knowing it is still easily within reach.


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