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Hi there. A few things have been going on with me lately

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Hi there.
A few things have been going on with me lately that have me concerned.
First, my period, which is normally fairly regular, is over 2 weeks late. I have been diagnosed with PCOS, but have not been this late in years. I took two HPTs a week a part from each other that both came up negative. I still have many other systems though that include: heartburn, low fevers for that past 5 days that are highest at night before bed, nausea, sore hips, sore beasts (mostly in the nipple area), and lethargy. I am aware that PCOS can cause some of these symptoms, but this time feels different.
Should I contact my doctor? If so what should I ask him to pay attention to?
Thank you in advance.

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Dr Brims :

I'm sorry to hear about these symptoms

Dr Brims :

I would advise you contact your doctor to evaluate this

Dr Brims :

He should run blood tests, specifically your hormones which are progesterone, estrogen, leutenizing hormone and follicular stimulating hormone

Dr Brims :

Also, He should check you HCG, which is human chorionic gonadotrophin

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Customer:

Thank you for your response.

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

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IS there anything else I can help you answer on tis topic or anything I can help clarify?

Customer:

What would testing my hormones levels show? Just worried it may be something serious.

Dr Brims :

It will show if you hormones are abnormal, which could cause these symptoms

Dr Brims :

PCOS can cause abnormal hormone levels

Customer:

My last blood test showed a higher than normal amount of testosterone. Could that affect an HPT?

Dr Brims :

No, it will not affect an HPT, an HPT measures HCG

Dr Brims :

AN HPT detects the hormone HCG, which is present in pregnancy because it is produced by the placenta

Customer:

Do the low fevers coincide with abnormal hormone levels?

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Dr Brims :

The low fevers may be a sign of abnormal hormone levels

Customer:

So ultimately I should contact my doctor and have him test my hormone levels. Hopefully that will offer some resolution. Thank you for your time and help.

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You're very welcome

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