just got some bloodwork done and not sure how to read it........... anything jump out to you? I'm 21 female 5'3 muscular 130 pounds experiencing (suffering with) hirstuitism and acne
Estrad: 69.40 pg/ml
Progesterone .76 ng/ml
Total t3 64.6
Free T4 1.1
Free T3 2.73
Lutinizing hormone 5.8
Total Testosterone 42 ng/dl (this had also been measured at a 69 on the last test)
Free Testosterone .8
Pregnalone 152 ng/dl
thank you so so much
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As others said this could be PCOS related, but do not overlook high cortisol condition that could manifest many of the same hair and insulin handling issues. I say this because you mention drinking. Frequent high intake of alcohol can cause a symptom called Pseudo Cushings. This can cause thin skin, facial hair and other unattractive crap. Also high cortisol from your alcohol/exercise/low carb whatever can also lead to depleted sex hormones and create a relative high testosterone condition I think. This means that you could be showing signs of high T and not really have high T.
In short, look into your cortisol levels perhaps.
The nice things according to Wikipedia is that 5 days without alcohol can normalize your cortisol levels. Try that out maybe. Seems like the easiest possible fix that you can take direct action on today.
your TSH is a little high...you might have subclinical hypothyroidism
Defo sounds like PCOS, I have all the same symptoms (high testosterone, facial hair, cystic acne...) My doctor diagnosed it for sure after giving me an ultrasound scan and blood tests. Its the main reason I started with paleo back in September and so far the acne on my back is completely gone (and it was pretty bad!) although my face hasn't sorted itself out yet - I'm hoping it'll catch up soon!
I've only had 2 periods in the last 18 months, which in one way is great for convenience but of course really it means that something is pretty wrong on the inside :(
Hirstuitism and acne, plus high testosterone levels are a sure sign for PCOS. Though I don't know the first thing about particular blood levels and all that jazz, so I don't know if that is your case. If your menstrual cycle is also out of whack, then PCOS mostly likely your problem. It is an endocrine disorder, thus is treated similar to diabetes- low GI foods, low carbs. You're on the right track. The symptoms also are reduced if 10% of one's body weight is lost. I also have it and have zero symptoms. Not sure when exactly they disappeared by they are no longer present after losing 28% of my weight.
TSH is high, the new range is 0-2, a lot of docs and labs haven't updated those ranges. You have a hypothyroidism by the looks of it, have a thyroid antibodies test to see if it's Hashimotos
I agree with nursling. TSH seems a little high.
Sorry I can't help here but I have a similar problem and will be getting blood work soon , I have excessive facial hair and hormonal acne , painful cyst, been doing paleo for 3 months and have noticed improvement , I think my periods are regular, they alternate between 24 and 26 days, but sometimes I wonder if I can have PCOS, I hate to ask my doctor anything, all they want to do is give me prescription without really checking me