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Normal Prolactin High FSH

Postby Emme1982 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:49 am

Does anyone else have these two: Normal Prolactin levels and high FSH levels (20.57)?
I am sitting here during the TWW, looking at my blood work results and obsessing about it all. I am also extremely curious: In a blood results sheet, how would Progesterone appear? With that name? I see no progesterone in my exams- and I am just curious, am I missing it or is it not there at all?
My doctor gave me Clomid. I know it was only the first month of taking it, but I am really not a fan of pills and I wonder if anyone else with my condition (Poor ovarian reserve also known as impaired ovarian reserve, premature ovarian aging or declining ovarian reserve) has gotten pregnant after clomid? It is according to Wikipedia a 1% of the population condition
TTC since: December 2011
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July 2014: Diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve
September 2014: Clomid round 1
October 2014: Clomid round 2
December 2014- January 2015: IVF round 1- negative
March 2015- spontaneous (unmedicated, babydance only) chemical pregnancy.
We saw a doctor during the summer in Europe, he suggested endometriosis may be an issue.
New doctor- waiting for AF to do first test (3rd day of period).
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Re: Normal Prolactin High FSH

Postby vanjust14 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:29 pm

Hello,

The Prolactin and FSH tests are taken on CD3. The progesterone test is taken on CD21. Did you have your CD21 tests yet? Maybe you are just looking at the CD3 results and that's why you can't find it.

I also have elevated FSH, my result was a 12. Have you had your AMH checked? My RE thinks that is a better indicator of ovarian reserve.

I haven't taken clomid, but I did take Femara for 5 cycles with no luck. I wish I had better news for you. My RE wants to be more aggressive and do injectables and IUI. Good luck and wishing you lots of baby dust!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
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Re: Normal Prolactin High FSH

Postby Emme1982 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:15 am

Thanks vanjust14! This clears up some things for sure! I think I did not do CD21 tests yet, the only timed tests I did were right on my period. My doctor did check the AMH. It is low, 0.01 (it even has an (L) next to it). I guess that's not good news, but I knew that already. Let's see if clomid does anything here, I am still in the TWW (with no symptoms to speak of really).
TTC since: December 2011
--------------------------------
July 2014: Diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve
September 2014: Clomid round 1
October 2014: Clomid round 2
December 2014- January 2015: IVF round 1- negative
March 2015- spontaneous (unmedicated, babydance only) chemical pregnancy.
We saw a doctor during the summer in Europe, he suggested endometriosis may be an issue.
New doctor- waiting for AF to do first test (3rd day of period).
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Re: Normal Prolactin High FSH

Postby vanjust14 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:51 am

I am in the TWW right now also. Same here, no symptoms to speak of. How long have you been TTC? I just hit the two year mark. We are also dealing with male factor issue though. I hope the clomid works for you!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
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Re: Normal Prolactin High FSH

Postby Emme1982 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:00 am

Yes, us too, I calculated it a couple of weeks ago: TTC for 22 months. It is unclear whether we are also dealing with male related infertility, my DH is having more tests done because they are coming out all weird- one month normal and one low- the doctor said BD this month may have affected the count (testing too close to that must have done it). Anyway...I try to maintain a sense of humor through all this!
Let's see, in theory I am still in the game, we will see what clomid does. It is only round 1, and I see that people have gone through multiple rounds, which puts things in perspective. My doctor, considering our numbers, wants to do IVF in a cycle from now (not this coming one, the one after that). I am not opposed to it, but I'd rather clomid worked!
Fingers crossed for you guys too!!!
TTC since: December 2011
--------------------------------
July 2014: Diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve
September 2014: Clomid round 1
October 2014: Clomid round 2
December 2014- January 2015: IVF round 1- negative
March 2015- spontaneous (unmedicated, babydance only) chemical pregnancy.
We saw a doctor during the summer in Europe, he suggested endometriosis may be an issue.
New doctor- waiting for AF to do first test (3rd day of period).
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Re: Normal Prolactin High FSH

Postby vanjust14 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:51 pm

Hi, just wanted to check in and see how you are making out. I got AF on Saturday. I have an appt witht he Re on Friday so we will see what the next move is. Hoping AF doesn't show for you!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
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