Hi. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. My testosterone came back elevated a few months ago, but my doctor said he thought it was a lab error because he didn't see that I had any symptoms. He took the tests again and the are still elevated. However, he says he thinks it's still a lab error. What are the chances of this?
I've gained about 25 pounds in the last 8 months without changing my diet or exercise. I've also lost about 1/3 of my hair and struggle with fatigue and irritability (a very big change from my normal personality.) I was getting frequent headaches and nausea, but changing to have small, frequent meals in the last month have helped with that. What complicates the picture is that I also had my thyroid out in June of last year. However, my thyroid results have come back perfect (TSH=1), so my doctor thinks they my symptoms aren't from thyroid. So, I'm hoping they're related to the testosterone because I really want to feel better. If working to lower my testosterone would help, I would be very happy to do that.
I have some excess dark hair on my stomach, chin, and upper lip, but not a huge amount.
Here were my results (this is on a low androgenic index birth control):
Total testosterone: 124 ng/dl (range: 2-45)
Free testosterone: 6pg/ml (range .2-5 )
Bioavailable testosterone 10.9 ng/dl (range .5-8.5)
Is there any chance I'm dealing with PCOS?