My first appointment with Dra. Sua Lao was a very eye opening one. I came to schedule a laparoscopy but I ended up with orders for a shitload of bloodtests. Enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. She suspected that my “bad quality” eggs was the result of hormonal imbalance. So I had to get a prolactin level test, TSH, FSI, FT3 & FT4 among other tests.
She also also told me to get my AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) tested. AMH is a protein hormone produced by cells within the ovary. Understanding your AMH level can help to assess your ovarian egg reserve and therefore your fertility.
I got my test results and Almost every test was high 😦 Dra Sua Lao immediately told me to take action. She told me to lose some weight ( because being overweight can lead to my hormones being imbalnced. ) She also told me put me on Metformin and Eltroxin to control my high insulin blood sugar and overactive thyroid glands.
Thankfully my AMH test came back normal. I was beginning to think I wasn’t gonna get any good news.
We also scheduled my laparoscopy on April 10, 2017. I’ve never had any surgery done before and I was soooo worried. I’ll write about my laparoscopy experience next time!