Monday, August 4, 2008

Some puzzling results...

Ok, so this post is not likely to be usual novel. I think I hear sounds of relief all across the blogosphere:)!

I had my cd 3 and baseline u/s at Sh.ady Grove yesterday morning and I got some results today. The good news: My antral follie count was 13 - right in the "normal" range. E2, LH and progesterone were all "normal" as well, though I did not get the #'s.

The bad/puzzling news: #1-My FSH is now at 9.5. That is more than double what is was in January when it was 4.3 and almost double what is was in March at 5.1. So, why the hell is my FSH rising??? The nurse said she wasn't overly concerned at put me in the "slightly elevated" category, and said that since my antral follie count was in the normal range, that was a good sign. She also said Dr. M may have more insight for me.

#2- The biggest mystery- my prolactin (which I cannot determine if I have ever had tested before) was 32.3 and normal is 25. I asked what this could mean and she was pretty tight lipped. She said that it is connected to the pituitary gland and is a major hormone center and could impact fertility. Then, she asked if I have been having headaches and I told her I have been having really terrible headaches all summer. So, we are repeating b/w tomorrow and she wants me to fast (I had pretty much been fasting for the 1st round of b/w too, I had only had about 2 sips of water). She added that Dr. M. will likely order an MRI. Great - more testing. I think they use us infertiles as guinea pigs:)

I have not had any time to consult Dr. Google, but I am pretty sure the concern and MRI order is to rule out a "growth" on the pituitary gland. Other than that, I have no idea what this could mean, I know I have never heard anyone on the boards say they couldn't get PG b/c their pituitary gland was effed up...

Any insight or experience would be appreciated! I'll let you know when I know more!

My HSG is on Aug. 12th - more fun and games to look forward to!!

Oh and some other fun news that I know you will all get a kick out of - I heard from a friend of mine from college over the weekend. We hadn't spoken in over a year, but she wanted to share her big news - her partner is pregnant. Yes, she is a lesbian and yes, they are pregnant! I love her to death and am over the moon for them, and I think it is amazing that we live in a world where it is even possible, but Sean and I got a laugh that even lesbians get pregnant before us! FYI- anonymous donor sperm, 1 chem. pg on IUI #1, IUI #2 with Femara was a success and they are 9 weeks...

8 comments:

Christi said...

interesting information! I hope it all turns out to be nothing but an easy fix!!

M. said...

Wow-- thank goodness you've finally got someone on the case! I'm so glad they figured out so much already :) This is a great step!

I lol twice during your post-- once with "Dr. Google" and once with your comment about your friend's pregnancy. It's hard news coming from anyone! But why do people feel the need to call up out of the blue to announce it?!

Katie said...

I also have a little chuckle when the lesbians I know get pregnant before I do. Hey, since we are long lost lesbian lovers, perhaps I should go to S. Grove with you and then we'll both get pregnant, for sure!

Jill said...

I hope everything turns out okay, Em! I'm thinking about you. So sorry you are going through all of these tests and procedures.

Lisa said...

Ooh, hoping and praying it all turns out OK.....

Robin said...

Hi! Yes, pituitary tumors affect all hormones, and they can cause infertility. For more information, you might want to visit cushings-help.com and join the message boards there. We have quite a few folks on the boards who have and are dealing with this. I care!

Robin

Kristen said...

I'm hoping and praying that your testing comes back just fine. Isn't it amazing what a domino effect it is when our blood is tested? None-the-less, I hope you have some answers real soon!!!

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

hopeful #1 said...

HSGs aren't so bad. I have a thread on my blog about mine. If you want more info, just ask!