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Old 08-04-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

How do you tell from your FSH/TSH levels that you are in Menopause or not? I had a complete hysterectomy at 32 (I am now 47) and still have my ovaries.

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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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How do you tell from your FSH/TSH levels that you are in Menopause or not? I had a complete hysterectomy at 32 (I am now 47) and still have my ovaries.

Well, you might have had some signs of menopause after the hysterectomy, but biological, you are approaching menopause. Your FSH would be high. Also, TSH is for the thryoid, tells the doctor what your pituatary gland is doing.

 
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:00 AM   #3
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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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Well, you might have had some signs of menopause after the hysterectomy, but biological, you are approaching menopause. Your FSH would be high. Also, TSH is for the thryoid, tells the doctor what your pituatary gland is doing.
Andrea,
I had my blood work for FSH level on 10-02-2003 it was done during the Luteal Phase and my lab value was 5.2. On 05-5-2004 I had another check done during the Luteal Phase and it was 4.6. So do you know what it means when the FSH is going down instead of up in relation to peri and menopause?
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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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Andrea,
I had my blood work for FSH level on 10-02-2003 it was done during the Luteal Phase and my lab value was 5.2. On 05-5-2004 I had another check done during the Luteal Phase and it was 4.6. So do you know what it means when the FSH is going down instead of up in relation to peri and menopause?
Thanks.
Penny
Yes, if it is going down, then you are not in menopause, but perimenopause wouldnt' really give you an accurate FSH reading. It could change month to month. How old are you? If you are in your late thirties or fourties, you are definitely in peri cause you wouldn't ovulate regularly, if at all.

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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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Yes, if it is going down, then you are not in menopause, but perimenopause wouldnt' really give you an accurate FSH reading. It could change month to month. How old are you? If you are in your late thirties or fourties, you are definitely in peri cause you wouldn't ovulate regularly, if at all.

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I will be 44 next month. I was not ovulating until I started the natural progesterone cream. Then it took 5 months before I saw any evidence of ovulation.

 
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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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I will be 44 next month. I was not ovulating until I started the natural progesterone cream. Then it took 5 months before I saw any evidence of ovulation.
Well you will ovulate on and off through perimenopause. You do not officially stop ovulating until you are in full menopause. But you are not ovulating regularly. Yes, the progesterone creme helps, but you are not ovulating every single month and this is why your body is in the perimenopause swing, cause you are setting a new set point after ovulation with estrogen in the body.

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Old 08-06-2004, 10:56 PM   #7
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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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How do you tell from your FSH/TSH levels that you are in Menopause or not? I had a complete hysterectomy at 32 (I am now 47) and still have my ovaries.
FSH=follical stimulating hormone
TSH=thyroid stimulating hormone

When your estrogen levels decrease, your FSH will increase.
When you estrogen increases, your FSH decreases.
Same with TSH,
A decrease thyroid levels will cause an increase in TSH;
Increasing thyroid levels will cause a decrease in TSH


 
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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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FSH=follical stimulating hormone
TSH=thyroid stimulating hormone

When your estrogen levels decrease, your FSH will increase.
When you estrogen increases, your FSH decreases.
Same with TSH,
A decrease thyroid levels will cause an increase in TSH;
Increasing thyroid levels will cause a decrease in TSH


Well here's one for you, speaking of TSH. How about if they are all low normal? TSH, T4 and T3, they are all within normal ranges, but TSH is low, T4 is low and T3 is even a bit low but all in the normal lab ranges.

 
Old 08-07-2004, 06:43 PM   #9
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How do you know if you have evidence of ovulation? I am 48 and think I am ovulating every month. By that I mean about 15 days after period I get pain in my side and always have. I was told its ovulation pain. As a matter of fact ovulation has usually caused me more problems in some ways than having a period. I heard you can ovulate but not be releasing an egg. Is that correct that there is ovulation with or without releasing an egg? I use to think ovulation was releasing an egg now I am not sure. I am 48 and can't say I have had any months without side pain around the time that would be ovulation. is that possible that a person my age could be ovulating every month? thanks Linda M

 
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Re: How do you tell from FSH/TSH levels?

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Well here's one for you, speaking of TSH. How about if they are all low normal? TSH, T4 and T3, they are all within normal ranges, but TSH is low, T4 is low and T3 is even a bit low but all in the normal lab ranges.
That's a tough one, and I really don't know. Could be another one of those peri things or maybe something with the pituatary. Do they have a thyroid board around here? Maybe they would know.

 
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