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hack my blood test results re: hormones and cholesterol

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

I haven't had a period in about 9 months after I lost some weight earlier this year. however, I was surprised by my latest blood test results which said I have the estradiol of a man or post-menopausal woman.
estradiol <15
testosterone, total 36
FSH 3.6
SHBG 109
prolactin 4.6
LH <0.2

am I becoming a dude? should I be pretty worried about this? in the past month my libido has disappeared, though it has always been low. my T3 is 2.3

however! my cholesterol numbers came back amazingly since starting Paleo a couple months ago.
total 236 (previously 159 in March)
HDL 116 (previously 75 in March)
LDL 111 (previously 73 in March)
Trig 46 (previously 54 in March)

I am pretty amused and pleased and I think I am at least partially on the road to health with how much fat I am eating these days...but a period would be nice

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on April 06, 2013
at 02:23 PM

You say you're 10-13% body fat, but that you don't look "very thin". It doesn't matter if you look thin or not, you need to have atleast 20% body fat if you want to have a period. How old are you? I've never looked "very thin" because even when I had lower body fat I still had a ridiculous amount of muscle. So I've always been chunky even with low body fat. But muscle doesn't matter, you need a certain amount of body fat to be fertile.

68655ec9711d207d69a63ebf96b37573

on March 09, 2013
at 08:17 AM

10-13% is CRAZY low for a women and if this is the correct then you would certainly look very thin! If your body fat is below 20% you probably have hypothyroid induced amennhorea

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on January 26, 2013
at 06:14 AM

10-14% is at the very low end for women, and that maybe too low for you, if your periods have stopped. http://www.builtlean.com/2012/09/24/body-fat-percentage-men-women/

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on September 21, 2012
at 03:24 AM

my body fat to my knowledge is between 10-13% based on caliper tests but i am NOT very thin looking. i don't think i am underweight estradiol <15pg/ml testosterone, total 36ng/dl FSH 3.6mIU/ml SHBG 109nmol/l prolactin 4.6ng.ml LH <0.2mIU/ml i am interested in salivary hormone tests...i will look into that thank you

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on September 21, 2012
at 02:59 AM

also....it would help to know the units these numbers were taken in

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on March 23, 2013
at 09:47 AM

I'm also not surprised you are not getting a period at that body fat %. That is very, very low. I don't know much about the blood work, but I was in the same situation as you once (had no period for almost 4 years) I had similar blood results and body fat % as you, I was doing excessive amounts of cardio exercise and had great cholesterol numbers as-well.

All I can say is that your body would probably greatly appreciate you gaining some weight in a healthy way. Every women is different, but for me I didn't get my periods back until I weighed over 125lbs and I am only 5'4.

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on September 21, 2012
at 02:58 AM

I would get a salivary hormone test.... this will give you better indicators on where your levels are at...

I am a student of the FDN program- but there are many awesome certified practitioners around.

http://bonesandhormones.com/fdn/

Is your body fat super low?

1ab6a49e4a242627c5705e9861777627

(70)

on September 21, 2012
at 02:59 AM

also....it would help to know the units these numbers were taken in

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

(1178)

on September 21, 2012
at 03:24 AM

my body fat to my knowledge is between 10-13% based on caliper tests but i am NOT very thin looking. i don't think i am underweight estradiol <15pg/ml testosterone, total 36ng/dl FSH 3.6mIU/ml SHBG 109nmol/l prolactin 4.6ng.ml LH <0.2mIU/ml i am interested in salivary hormone tests...i will look into that thank you

B1859f696e88d25460a6b8a333412ea3

(837)

on January 26, 2013
at 06:14 AM

10-14% is at the very low end for women, and that maybe too low for you, if your periods have stopped. http://www.builtlean.com/2012/09/24/body-fat-percentage-men-women/

68655ec9711d207d69a63ebf96b37573

on March 09, 2013
at 08:17 AM

10-13% is CRAZY low for a women and if this is the correct then you would certainly look very thin! If your body fat is below 20% you probably have hypothyroid induced amennhorea

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on February 23, 2013
at 05:16 AM

no offense, but i can't believe you are asking this question on the internet... under the assumption that you are a young, premenopausal woman, if you have been missing your period, then maybe you should be seeing an endocrinologist or at the very least, your family doctor? i will put out there that i don't know everything but as a med student that just took an exam on endocrinology...i will say that i'm pretty sure any no doctor (whether the much despised "conventional" type among the die-hard paleo community or the ever integrative naturopath doc etc...) would encourage asking this over the internet...

your LH is low and your estradiol is low suggesting some form of primary hypogonadism...but go see your doc for christ's sake...sorry if i sound like a dick but i feel pretty damn strongly about this.

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