Are irregular or heavy periods a drag for you? Are you getting to get pregnant or having fertility issues and need to see that your hormone levels are normal? Are you experiencing weight gain and fatigue and aren’t sure if it is menopause or a thyroid condition?
An overall hormone check for women examines whether a hormone imbalance is affecting fertility, mood, menstrual cycle, and more. In other words, this test can help you know if things like acne, irregular periods, and weight gain are because your hormones are imbalanced. It can also check and help you understand why you might be having trouble getting pregnant. This test also checks your thyroid function because a thyroid disorder can cause irregular, missed, or heavy periods.
The female hormones typically evaluated—often as part of a comprehensive hormone panel in which more than one hormone is tested—are estrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone/DHEA, and thyroid hormones.3 What the results of testing these hormones mean will depend upon whether the amount is above normal or less than normal.
- If you’re on any hormonal contraception or medication, your results will show your hormone levels as a result of that.
- If you employ a topical estrogen-containing cream or gel, always use a glove when applying it. Contact together with your fingers could affect your finger-prick oestradiol result.
- If you’re pregnant this test won’t be suitable for you at this stage
Gogodoc also provides an educational series of information on various blood tests (*intended for educational purposes only. If you are experiencing symptoms, please reach out to book an online GP consultation with a Gogodoc GP.) Talk to a doctor online at a time that suits you from home with a phone or video appointment. You can easily book an appointment with GP.
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