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Stri8tedGod
10-20-2016, 01:38 AM
Basically curious what kind of doctor my girlfriend needs to go to and what blood panels she needs to get done. Something is going wrong with her body. She has always had somewhat irregular periods however this last year it has gotten progressively worse. No period in 4 months and no she's not pregnant. She also use to have a high sex drive and now it's literally non existent. She is often really tired and has become frustrated with training because instead of losing weight she is gaining. She asked me for advice on what doctor to go to and what bloodwork I'd recommend but I have no clue as far as the whole female panels go. Also she is 23, so still very young to be having issues like this I would think.

The_northman1522
10-20-2016, 02:55 AM
She needs to go see her gynecologist.

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Augustine5I
10-20-2016, 03:13 AM
Does she train excessively?

I know woman can actually cease to have menstrual cycles if their bodyfat percentage is too low.

Sheriv
10-20-2016, 05:18 AM
Gyno is a good start
Sports medicine Dr would be a second choice once Gyno has ruled problems

GearGoddess
10-20-2016, 07:00 AM
Sounds like estrogen issues... I would do full bloodwoork, estrogen, test, thyroid levels.

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TouaregV8
10-20-2016, 08:29 AM
Gyno and/or endocrinologist.

Mrsrobinson
10-20-2016, 09:04 AM
Sounds like estrogen issues... I would do full bloodwoork, estrogen, test, thyroid levels.

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Start with the gyno and exactly this. And don't let her take no for an answer from her doc!

Sheriv
10-20-2016, 09:08 AM
Lh fsh would be a fantastic start too

Stri8tedGod
10-20-2016, 09:46 PM
I appreciate everyone's responses! She will be trying to make an appointment tomorrow :)

GearGoddess
10-21-2016, 05:18 AM
Keep us posted!

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Stri8tedGod
11-10-2016, 07:02 PM
Turns out she has PCOS and she is pre diabetic with high a1c, which doesn't surprise me it runs in her family. All hormones came back normal except the LH is twice what it should be!

GearGoddess
11-11-2016, 06:57 AM
Turns out she has PCOS and she is pre diabetic with high a1c, which doesn't surprise me it runs in her family. All hormones came back normal except the LH is twice what it should be!
The high LH is very common with PCOS. Same with high A1C results. She will need to keep an eye on her blood sugar and get that test done once or twice a year especially if diabetes run in her family.

Get her back on track with diet and exercise as it will help. She may need to go on birth control to regulate her hormones as well. If she starts having other issues such as acne or hair growth in places that shouldn't. ..it's an indication of her testosterone being too high but there are medications to control that such as spironolactone...but it could make her sex drive suffer more... so I think she needs to take the first steps of getting things under control with diet and training...

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Stri8tedGod
11-11-2016, 08:40 AM
The high LH is very common with PCOS. Same with high A1C results. She will need to keep an eye on her blood sugar and get that test done once or twice a year especially if diabetes run in her family.

Get her back on track with diet and exercise as it will help. She may need to go on birth control to regulate her hormones as well. If she starts having other issues such as acne or hair growth in places that shouldn't. ..it's an indication of her testosterone being too high but there are medications to control that such as spironolactone...but it could make her sex drive suffer more... so I think she needs to take the first steps of getting things under control with diet and training...

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Almost word for word what her doctor said! She starts birth control today to keep her hormones on track! And she's gettin back on track with diet and training to! Thank you!

Stri8tedGod
11-11-2016, 08:41 AM
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to GearGoddess again.

GearGoddess
11-11-2016, 08:47 AM
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to GearGoddess again.
What do you mean?

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REHH
11-11-2016, 02:45 PM
What do you mean?

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Meaning he tried to add to your reputation but forum wouldn't let him.

GearGoddess
11-12-2016, 11:59 AM
Meaning he tried to add to your reputation but forum wouldn't let him.
Ohhh... I guess I miss out on things through the app vs browser. Thanks for the clarification.

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