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can someone tell me if im menopausal results below ty help me understand

By Anonymous May 7, 2010 - 3:10am
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my fsh is 39.3 on day 21 of my cycle and lh is 11.6 im desperate for a baby im 39 please a quick reply at my wits end im also loosing my hair but my iron is 9 and should be 30 could this be why im loosing my hair and if it is the menopause is ther anyway my hair will grow back or is ther anything i can do to stop it falling out or make it grow back


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Hi I will but answers from docs dont come quick my boyfriend has left me of nine years as a result of this i seem to of aged 5 years since all this has happened i just dont no wots going on feel tired all time and depressed will things ever get better i still dont have any anwers to my blood tests on here sorry but its no use think im gonna end up bold and alone im no use to anyone i did have breast cancer 2006 all ok now had chemo just wondering if that has thrown me into menopause but still getting periods unless i was pregnant and did not no maybe thats why my fsh levels was high this bllood test time around

May 11, 2010 - 9:07am

Hi thankyou for your reply . went to the doc this morning and she said the same thing been reffered to the fertility clinic and doing another bloods on the 3 day soon i keep my fingers crossed and will post an update when I have more ifon

kind regars

May 10, 2010 - 2:21am
(reply to maku)

Best of luck, Maku. I know this is a stressful time. Take good care of yourself with diet, nutrition and exercise! And let us know how things go!

May 11, 2010 - 8:22am

can someone help pl

May 9, 2010 - 4:55am
(reply to maku)

I would like to copy what Diane said, and tell you that I know this is such a frustrating and emotional time right now, and you are wanting exact information on your specific situation. We can provide general information and guidance, but can not interpret individual lab results with precision as there are many other factors that determine a woman's fertility beyond lab results.

I have read the same information as you regarding your FSH levels and what they could mean since they are considered high, but it is important to talk with your doctor and have him/her explain in detail what these results indicate for YOU specifically, what treatment option(s) you have, what your chances of conception are, etc. There is much information available online, and through discussion groups, that are extremely valuable and validating, but please be wary of sites that claim to be able to interpret lab results for you individually. There are general guidelines, and these are helpful, but I hope you can take this information that your FSH levels may be high based on this one lab result, and talk with your doctor about your specific, unique next steps. Once your doctor confirms/denies lab results, please let us know and we can discuss treatment options that are available. It is great to do your research ahead of time, and we can provide information on Clomid (since you asked).

How communicative is your doctor in interpreting your lab results? Are you able to talk with your doctor openly and honestly, and vice versa?

May 9, 2010 - 11:24am

rite now im even more confused please help my fsh is 39.3 which in research is saying thats it for me my overies are no good but my lh is 11.6 also which is not to bad to add to this my eastrogen is normal as well as my luteal phase mid cycle phase and follicular phase both in fsh and lh so am i menopausal or not so confused some please help me will look foward to a reply \\many thanks sorry my oestradiol is <73

May 8, 2010 - 8:58am

Hi thankyou for your reply ive been on another forum and ther saying im not menopausal as my ferritin was 9 that mite be due to the hair loss ive also researched the fsh and lh and estrogen levels but still am bit thick as to understand all this i think maybe my ferritin levels are due to the hair los these are my bloods last year july fsh was 9 this year last week ther are as follows....all done on day three

FSH 39.3
follicular phase 3.8-8.8
luteal phase 1.7-5.2
mid cycle 4.5-22.5
menopausal 16.7113.0 now my fsh is bit high but luteal and all other figures seem to be in the normal range also my estrogen seems in normal range wich is <73 here are my lh results wich seem to be in the normal range so why is my fsh higher this is whats confusing me

LH range 11.6
follicular phase 1.2-8.6
luteal phase 1.2-12.9
mid cycle 19.2-103.0
menopausal 10.9-58.6

wich look foward to your rply many thanx :)

May 8, 2010 - 2:47am

Hi, Anon,

I'm so sorry that you're in the middle of fertility testing and that you want so badly to conceive. I know it's a rollercoaster of emotion and it can be very hard to deal with.

To answer one of your questions, pre-menopause and peri-menopause are the same thing. They both mean that you are in the years before menopause (and they can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years; it doesn't necessarily mean it's right around the corner). Yes, perimenopausal women can conceive, depending on their circumstances, though it is definitely a more difficult task.

Here's a page that explains FSH and Day 3 test results:


Did you also have your LH retested? This page talks about LH levels:


Are you losing a lot of hair? Or just a little? Hormones do affect our rates of hair growth and hair loss, but it can be due to other factors as well. This is something you need to talk to your family doctor about so you can get to the right cause. Here's an explanation:


Does this information help?

May 7, 2010 - 9:47am

Hi its me again i had another bloods done will post results later today had this done on day 3 of my cycle please dont let it come back bad some said to me your fsh goes up high when in mid cycle and this is normal not sure whats the differance between pre-menopuasal and perimenopausal is ther still a chance i can concieve at any one of these stages my fertility clinic aint really moving that fast i might not have much time left so wish they would hurry up and get this sorted aint got app for another month ,,,, would clomid help me concieve ? if perimenopau;sa im still getting normal periods for last three months but thay did go bit funny few months ago for bout three months then back to normal again

May 7, 2010 - 3:16am
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