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Irregular periods, more hair growth in hands and legs. Are hormone reports normal, how to overcome this ?

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I am 25 years old(female - unmarried), having irregular periods (menstural cycles) for the past 2 months.
And the hair growth is more in hands and legs and a dermotologist asked me to do some hormone tests.
Below are the hormone test results.
Specimen     TestName     Result     Units
     17 – Hydroxy Progesterone     2.00     Ng/ml
Fluride Plasma     Blood sugar (F)     70     Mg/dl
Fluride Plasma     Blood Sugar(PP)     90     Mg/dl
Serum     DHEAS     0.7      Ug/dl
Serum     FREE Testosterone     7.10     Pg/ml
Serum     FSH     6.64     mIU/ml
Serum     LH     14.56     mIU/ml
Serum     Prolactin     12.64     Ng/ml
Serum     Insulin Fast     8.46     mIU/L
Serum     Insulin(PP)     20.00     mIU/L

How to overcome this problem? Is all my hormone levels are normal? Do I need to go for any medication further or any other tests?

Posted Mon, 4 Jun 2012 in Teen Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Chetna Jain 16 hours later
Different labs have different reference range and its always good to quote that.
Your LH and free testosterone appears elevated.
Your 17 OHP is borderline on the higher side.
You need to see an Endocrinologist to do tests for Adrenal Glands.
Most likely you have polycystic ovaries.(PCO)
PCO pateints have problems like irregualr cycles hair growth increasing weight difficulty in getting pregnant
Long term problems can be high BP, sugar, cholesterol etc.
Its important to reach a diagnosis and treat it.
Life style modification in the form of Low carb diet and exercises are required.
Once an adrenal cause is excluded please get in touch again.
Meanwhile do a pelvic ultrasound for PCO.
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