The results are in ...

Discussion in 'Long Term TTC & Fertility Issues' started by TTC1985, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. TTC1985

    TTC1985 Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    So... my husband and I have finally had our results. In a nutshell we got the all clear, no found issues. We had all the tests imaginable smear, various swabs, all the blood tests and husband had the SA done.

    OH has been told that his results were actually very good, in fact the Dr's words were 'exceptional'. OH now very happy :dance:

    For me, everything was ok APART from my prolactin levels - the Dr said that the test came back okay, BUT there were some notes from the lab to say my total raise prolactin (i think) was borderline - so between normal and high. My Dr even asked me if I was PG when she rang. I'm not ...unfortunately.

    She wasn't concerned, she said if the results were her's it wouldn't worry her, but I can have them done again. Lab suggested between day 3-5 and after 12pm for optimal results. She did say however that when we are referred to fertility specialist (July 16 hopefully) that they will look into it then and will retest if required.

    I guess that puts us into the unexplained infertility category and we have been told to come back in July and to keep trying. You may recall from my other posts that I have some weight to lose, so no referral before.

    Whilst I am pleased that there is nothing wrong (that they could find) the prolactin result is worrying me. Does anyone have any experience of this? I can't help but feel a little deflated - silly I know. Im just convinced that something isn't quite right.

    Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.

    P.s. for those that saw my folic acid post, AF was very late 32 days.... I had almost started to believe that we had cracked it.

    Good luck to all TTC xx
     
  2. MariaIsabella

    MariaIsabella Well-Known Member

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    Great about your results!

    I have raised prolactin ( quite a lot as well ). Think I was around 1000-1500 mIU/L every test and sometimes higher than that ( the range is 102-500 I think ). My endocrinologist was not concerned about this since I had regular periods. It should not interfere much with fertility unless its super high and its causes irregular cycles.

    I ended up having IVF but that was because other issues. I have many polyps that had to be removed, was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia which had to be treated for 6 months and had borderline high TSH.

    Once the polyps and hyperplasia was cleared the only thing I had to take meds for during my IVF cycle was my high TSH ( Thyroid ) since that can in fact interfere with fertility but the doctor didn't even bother with the prolactin even though mine was high and IVF was successful the first time so prolactin had no effect.

    Have your TSH ( sometimes together with Free T4 ), AMH, FSH, progesterone tested. If that is all good I wouldn't worry too much :).

    What is your prolactin value? Its highly volatile hormone which can be raised if you are stressed for example so have it done again perhaps.

    x
     
  3. TTC1985

    TTC1985 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for responding, I have been waiting for my results in writing. my prolactin was just over 600. So not that much over limit. I ned to digest all the amounts/levels properly but I checked this one first as this was the only thing that came as a concern (not that my GP is concerned mind you).

    Sounds like its only slightly raised so going to try not to worry.

    Thanks again for the info. xx
     
  4. MariaIsabella

    MariaIsabella Well-Known Member

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    That's hardly raised at all so I really don't think prolactin affecting your fertility!

    Mine was more than double that limit and my specialist endocrinologist who only deals with hormones did not even bother to treat mine since it has no effect on fertility if you have your periods according to him.

    I assume you have regular periods?

    I think if you would have the test retaken it most probably will fall within "normal" range since its so volatile!

    Good luck!!
     

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