Hi Dr. Grief,
I am a 31 year old female. I had gastric bypass on October 24th 2012. I have lost a total of 160 lbs in the last year. My question is regarding premature ovarian failure.
In May I went to see my OBGYN because I had only had 2 periods since December 2012. At that time she did blood work and found the following levels:
DHEA - 388
LH - 22.9
FSh - 36.6
estradiol - 15
I was told then that I most likely had premature ovarian failure. I was sent to an endocrinologist who said the same thing. I started on Estradiol 1mg and Progesterone 5mg 12 days on and 12 days off. I have two healthy children. My husband and I want to have a baby and feel discouraged.
I have done a lot of research and it seems that hormone levels fluctuate throughout the cycle. How can I be told I have premature ovarian failure when my labs were randomly drawn and weren't drawn on any specific cycle day? My LH could have been normal if I was ovulating at that time, correct?
What are my options? I believe I ovulated on cycle day 15 as I had negative/positive/negative ovulation tests. I began charting my temps as well. Is it possible they are wrong as my blood work wasn't done on any specific day?