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Variant PCOS, progesteron 5 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have variant PCOS. I am 25 and thin. i presented with pelvic pain. my latest blood result is a progesterone of 5 - what does this mean? also recently fractured scaphoid, will my plaster come off at 6 weeks?
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User :   can u help
Doctor :   sure
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User :   is a progesterone of 5 low?
Doctor :   when were you diagnosed ?
User :   still ungoing investigation but i was told that sept last year
Doctor :   ok
User :   my first lot of blood results were really weird. just had them repeated and most of them are looking a lot better. but didn't have progesterone done before
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now let me explain here
Doctor :   Depending upon where you are in your cycle, your progesterone levels will be different. Progesterone levels surge just before ovulation
User :   ok
User :   is it normal to be 5 at any point?
Doctor :   Normal levels for Days 1 to 6 are less than 100 ng/dL. Normal levels between days 7 and 14 are 20-150 ng/dL. Normal levels for days 15-28 are 250-2,800 ng/dL. cycles.
Doctor :   so you need to ask in detail
User :   so what does 5 mean/
Doctor :   does it have a unit in your report ?
User :   no and no ref range.
Doctor :   thats should not be
Doctor :   you should call and ask the lab
Doctor :   in what units have they done it
User :   any reference range i have seen, 5 seems to be off the bottom
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   tell me your symptoms
User :   do u know if that is consistent with PCOS?
User :   Pelvic pain, infrequent periods, heavy periods, tired, nausea
Doctor :   its usually high
Doctor :   but it can be variations
User :   i feel like my body gets stuck in the phase before period for a long time. keep thinking i'm about to have it and this can go on for about a month.
Doctor :   and are you taking any medications at the moment ?
User :   no. have been on pill in past but it seemed to make pain worse.
Doctor :   well once all the investigations will be done
Doctor :   you will be given the pills as thats the way its treated
User :   ive had a laparoscopy and everything. dr didn't fully understand first lot of bloods and so he repeated them again.
User :   do u know much about scaphoid fractures/
Doctor :   yes it a diagnosis of exclusion
User :   dominant hand scaphoid fracture, will cast come off in 6 weeks?
Doctor :   oh yes it willl
User :   some websites say 8-12 weeks
Doctor :   no 6 weeks is usually the normal healing time
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