So, you’ve been feeling less than great lately – maybe the first sign was irregular or heavy and painful periods, or maybe it was some weight gain and acne – either way, you know something is wrong and you want to feel better. You’re thinking it might be hormone-related. What now?
Many women take a trip to their OBGYN and ask for a hormone test. This is a great first step towards treating your health issues. But the results can be confusing and concerning without a little background information and preparation. Knowledge is power! There’s no need to be mystified.
Remember: no result received is static, the diagnosis you get can and will change with the right kind of treatment.
Here are our tips on how to get what you want and need out of hormone testing.
Your visit to the OBGYN:
- Get the test taken during the first few days of your cycle (when you have your period), if possible.
- Ask your OBGYN for a hormone panel test that includes estrogen, progesterone, FSH and LH (follicle stimulating hormone and lutenizing hormone).
- Ask additionally for a thyroid test, blood sugar test (using a glucose meter at home preferably) and Vitamin D3 test. These are also important indicators for hormonal health.
- Ask that they also run a general blood test (the kind you’d get at an annual exam) – you want to be checked for iron saturation, anemia, and C-reactive proteins particularly.
- Ask for a print out of your results to take home if they are not made available online for you to access.
Assessing the results:
- Your hormone levels will fall within a range, indicated on your bloodwork panel.
- If the results come back within the “normal” range you will want to compare your numbers within the ranges. A number on the higher or lower end of the normal range will be cast as “normal” by your OBGYN, but that number is still the reason you’re experiencing health issues. It means it is not out of range enough to alarm the OBGYN and trigger a medication prescripton, but you will be symptomatic regardless. The good news is that you can do something now, before you cross that threshold into “abnormal,” to avoid worsened symptoms and to avoid having to use drugs or devices with side effects.
- Most hormone-related issues women deal with are the result of too low progesterone, too high estrogen levels and excess androgen. This is what is happening when you have PCOS, endometriosis, PMS, and problematic periods more generally.
Three questions to ask your doctor in the most common scenarios:
- Everything here seems to be normal, but I am experiencing significant symptoms. Where within the range am I falling that might indicate I am moving towards having a hormonal imbalance?
- It looks like my calcium, Vitamin D3 (also other vitamins and minerals) are at a low level. What can I change about my diet to help them improve?
- I see you have recommended I use birth control pills/a Mirena IUD/implant to control my symptoms. I would really like to try giving myself 3-6 months to improve the situation first. What kind of changes in my blood work would you like to see so that I wouldn’t have to use these options?
- You can follow up on your blood test by using a home saliva testing kit from DiagnosTechs or Phamasan. Testing your hormone levels over a 30-day period via saliva provides far more accurate results than a blood test taken on a single day and it can help better pinpoint the exact problem. A naturopath or acupuncturist can provide you with a test kit and facilitate you receiving the results. Or you can ask to receive the kit directly from the company and return it yourself for the lab testing and results.
- You can start taking your BBT (basal body temperature) at home to understand if and when you are ovulating. You can learn more about this from Toni Weschler’s ‘Taking Charge of Your Fertility.’ An example for charting your temperature is here. A fertility awareness instructor can help you interpret your chart for a diagnosis of your hormonal health issues.
Once you have your results on paper, in your hands, it can be so motivating. You want to make those numbers change and feel better as a result! And the great news is that you can do just that.
By following the FLO protocol many women have addressed their hormonal health issues and returned to their OBGYN to receive vastly improved results, without the use of drugs or devices. Click here to watch their stories!
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When can I get a blood test if I haven’t been getting my period at all for several months? Would any time be OK?
The TSH range listed as normal on the website you liked to is very outdated and inaccurate.
Lilian piscopo says
Hi I am 36 years old and I am in malta my period is late 18 day and i go crazy I tink think alot about what going on
This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’ve had my hormonal panels run several times over the last two years and most of them show in the normal ranges. My progesterone and AMH (although this isn’t tested on the panel mentioned above) are the only ones that tested in the low ranges. But, because the other hormones test normal, it doesn’t give me a clear picture as to what’s going on. My period are really light and only two to three days of bleeding. Plus my LP went from 14 days to 12 days. I was able to get it up to 13 days with the supplementation of a prescription of bio-identical progesterone.
I will have to contact my doctor next week to get this set up since she is not a participant of the lab.
Thank you for sharing this information! I knew there had to be something out there that would give me a bigger picture than blood work taken once or twice throughout my menstrual cycle!
I am 47 years old and on Lo-ovral bc pills for 3 years. I am only taking the bc pills because if I don’t my period is extremely heavy, clotty, painful and will last 7-10 days (heavy the whole time) and will become very irregular. I feel like crap most of the time. I am always fatigued, irritable and suffer from insomnia and sometimes night sweats. Is it recommended that I be off the bc pills before having my hormones tested and if so for how long should I be off them before testing takes place?
I’m 45 years old and I’ve had heavy periods since the birth of my daughter 8 years ago. I went to my obgyn to try and minimize the flow. 3 1/2 months ago I had my first and only shot of Depo prevera. I started to have spotting at first 45 days into the depo shot about a week later I started to bleed regular for the next three weeks, just before (about 4 days) I was supposed to get my second shot I started to bleed heavy. Here it is 9 days later and still heavy bleeding with large clots. Ive been to the doctors 2x in the last week. He has now put me on a high dose of estrogen. I’ve been taking iron supplements (hemoplex) to help with the fatigue of blood loss, should I still take iron (hemoplex) with the estrogen? I also take methomazole for hyperthyroidism and Landziprozole (sp) for acid reflux plus vitamin d, magneseium. When should I be taking all of this medication?
Ready for some relief!!
Did you have an ultrasound for fibroid? I had 3 the size of a fist. Extreme bleeding, extreme symptoms. Went back to normal after they were removed.
I’m menopausal. One fine day an extra few kilos appeared around my middle, even though I’ve been paleo the last few years. I can’t explain it, but the extra weight feels different from times in the past when I gained a few kilos (I’m not really overweight in general).
I’m sure this is hormonal. I have the feeling that traditional women (like the kind Weston A. Price visited) didn’t get this middle age spread at menopause.
If they did, I’d say it’s natural part of aging and nothing to be done. If they didn’t, then it’s probably fixable and may be a symptom of something not being optimal in the diet.
So many things that people think are a natural part of aging are actually accumulative reaction to eating the wrong foods.
So my question is a) is this really a normal part of aging? and b) what natural things can I do to counter act the hormone imbalance. I’m not about to start HRT.
I would do everything you can to support healthy ratios of progesterone to estrogen at this time! Balance blood sugar and support the adrenals, get lots of sleep. This type of fat redistribution is a result of estrogen production declining, which can also trigger eating more.
Hi Ladies, I keep seeing that all of you have gotten your hormones tested and have asked to get your full hormone panel, so I went to a gynecologist and she basically just kept saying there’s no reason for me to get my hormones tested besides infertility or some other serious condition but I’ve been having horrible symptoms since about February 2015 and when I think it started was I had an ovarian cyst for a few months and when it burst all my symptoms got worse and most of my symptoms last more than half of every month from my period like Stress, Anxiety, Panic attacks, horrible headaches, pain everywhere and it all starts on or before my period it’s like it never ends… I just don’t know what to do, what doctor should I look into? Please let me know any suggestions you all have?? Thank you
All of your symptoms definitely sound hormone related – you are not crazy! If your doctor is not willing to run the tests, I would consider finding another one who will. It is important that you be able to have a relationship with your doctor where you feel heard. Having said that, there is a lot you can do by just looking at symptoms. It happens often that results come back “normal” but symptoms are anything but! The body is always communicating with you – I do go over some of the symptoms in the WomanCode book – this may be a good place for you to start learning more about what is going on.
Hang in there!
Lauren Hambrick says
My doctor only did the test because i missed 4 periods in a row, and she said it is usually not covered by insurances. Glad i did it tho because it came back that the birth control i was on was causing me to produce no estrogen. It was also making me really depressed with horrible anxiety and i could never sleep. I didn’t realize it was all related until she switched my birth control and my symptoms started improving
Doris Galvez says
Sounds like pmdd
Ok…this sounds familiar. I had a huge cyst burst. Went to the emergency room. No need to operate. Ever since then I’ve experienced some sharp pain on that ovary and something changed in me, I also recently went through some hard times recently but I’ve been through stuff before and been resilient, now I’m experiencing anxiety and panic?! Dr says my hormones are in a normal range but he only did testosterone and estrogen. Something isn’t right. I’ve also been experiencing stomach issues since I had that cyst burst.
Hi. I am 30 year old and took japanese breast enlargement supplement for nearly 2 months (they said its highest dosage of herbs) then I became not feeling normal and something was changing inside me. I got painful breast and have seen some no colour discharge from it. I got fatter around my belly and butt very fast even i kept doing exercise then i was look like 5 month pregnant just in a month. I became so nervious and had anxiety. Felt very tired all the time and no appetite of food at all. Also i got abdominal pain and felt like i have full of urine in my bladder so i visited doctor and had checked any uti or sti. All were clear. Doctor gave me some antibiotics for my symptom just in case. I took it but all symptom still remained. Then i’m now suspecting its because of my hormone imbalanced. Can you please advise me what can i do now. It possible to affect my hormone by using high dosage of breast supplement? Sorry i was silly because i couldnd read ingredients on that product box cuz its totally in japanese which i dont know. Now i so regret that i used strange things!!!
I cry everyday cuz now i look like chicken 🙁
Please please advise me! Thank you!
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I was diagnosed with leukemia when I was 4 years old and had to have chemo twice because I eneded up relapsing. Anyways my ovaries are not visible or were not visible my last visit to the obgyn about 5 years ago when I did an ultrasound. I have never started my period naturally. I was taking both control for almost two years to have it but the side effects we’re bad so I stopes taking them so I haven’t had a period again since I was 17 or 18 and I am 22 now. I have really really bad pre menapausal symptoms that I suffer from everyday such as really bad anxiety, depression, night sweats, hot flashes, fatigue, dizziness, foggy memory, foggy head/thinking, basically every syptom ive got it, vaginal dryness, sex is painful, I have recently started to have foggy vision and thinking and it’s just getting out of hand. I haven’t been to a doctor since I was 17 I wanna say and now I have no health insurance. I was wondering if a obgyn at a tanner clinic would be affordable and what exactly I would need to do to get help???
I am 57 years old. I had a total hysterectomy 10 years ago. I do not take any medicine or supplements. I have a very healthy diet, am over weight by about 5 or 8 pounds, and exercise moderately. Here’s the thing….in the evening, when I finally sit, or lay down, I get the most uncomfortable feeling, but it’s hard to explain. I get mild hot flashes, accompanied by an unnerving, uncomfortable feeling all over my body…and I feel pressure in my head. Very unsettling, and hard tobrelax. I’ve made an appointment to see my doctor and will request the saliva hormonal test, plus other blood work,, but with the internet these days, you never know who might have a comment that may be helpful…what do you all think? Does this sound hormonal?
This feeling is happening to me !! Its always at the end of the day when I lay down. Did you ever figure out what it was ?
I have a 4 cm dermoid cycts on each ovary. I have had weight gain, acne (while menstruating), and extremely dry, thin, skin, and anxiety since I gave birth 20 months ago. I have been eating paleo and have not lost a pound. Is it possible the cysts could cause hormone imbalances, or could be caused by existing imbalances?
I would explore introducing more unprocessed carbs into your diet. Cysts are a symptom, but they also have their own hormonal influence – it’s the chicken and the egg. Diet can shift this.
im 31 years old. I’m trying to conceive. I have done two rounds of ivf BC my husband’s sperm’s morphology was not so great. Since those failed rounds of ivf my cycles are now every 32-33 days. Most of the time starting in the evening, with some brown spotting then a dark blueberry color flow at night. Then the next day it’s the cranberry color. The cycles have been lighter than usual lately. Medium to light bleeding on the first 2 days with the first day being blueberries and the second day being the cranberry color. Then very light almost brown spotting on the three following days. I typically have swollen breast tenderness starting a week before my cycle arrives and then the day before it starts my breast go down. Sometimes I have cramps for an hour on the first day but sometimes I don’t. My estradiol is 40, Lh 5.6 and Fsh 5.3, A1C 4.8 and my insulin is 4.8. I have read your book a couple of times and I’m going to try and eat the foods you recommended with my 4 phases.
Do you have any other recommendations?? My goal is to be able to conceive naturally since my husband’s sperm is better.
Little background. I have one ovary BC my appendix was producing a cyst that attached to one of my ovaries so I had to take one out. I ovulate every month, I usually getting a postive opk test on cd 16 but it varies. I’m 5″4 and weigh 137. I walk everyday for 40 mins and try and do strength training twice a week for 20 mins. I drink no coffee and no soft drinks( unless I’m hunger over) and I typically only drink alcohol twice a month. My skin is uneven and I get hormonal hairs on my chin. I avoid meat with 4 legs, dairy and wheat. I try to avoid other flow blockers as well, except make up and shampoo
Please schedule a 30 minute session with one of my coaches – they can go over all of this with you, your blood work, etc and give you some recommendations! It is important that we get the full picture before giving recommendations!
I have epilepsy, partial and complex seizures of the temporal lobe (most common type, prevalent in women, related to hormones in ways doctors do not yet understand) which is greatly influenced and triggered by my cycle. Stress and pain can trigger seizures too. My seizure activity has been greatly reduced by suppressing my period and taking the progesterone based birth control (3-month Depo shot). However, this does not eliminate the daily flux of hormones and stress responses that still trigger some seizer activity. What advice do you have for applying the FloLife protocol to someone with epilepsy and already on birth control?
This article is so great! Clear and helpful. I literally searched for “how to measure my hormone levels” on google – as I intend to try and get an OBGYN to give me a “map” of my hormones so I can finally understand what I need to do to get healthy – and it’s the first article that came up. Thank you!
Hi i am 29 turning 30 in 4 months, I have been under a lot estress lately but i havr been experiencing anxiety, headaches everyday forehead and back of the head… i am so desperate to gey back to my normal self that I booked a therapy wih a paychologist. I eat very healthy and I sleep fine, but i walk around with anxiety heavy chest burning sensation in the back of my head. Everything scares me even going to the gym because I feel i might feel sick… my mom says I a might be hormonal unbalanced. I am planning to see a OBGYN soon but how do I if its related to stress or hormonal inbalance? Would I be able to find answers after a hormone exam?
Stress will lead to shifts in hormone levels, and also to shifts in neutrasmitter function – so your symptoms make sense. I think getting some bloodwork/tests is a great idea, but don’t despair if they come back “normal”; The ranges are wide, and what is normal for the lab may not be normal for you. Please reach out to my team if you would like to speak with one of my counselors, or if we can support you in any way!
The question I have is, if your period only last 3 days. When is a good day to do the hormone testing?
The 2nd or 3rd day should be great.
Rosemary Ventura says
I read that you have an office in NYC and I live in Manhattan. Is this still true and if so, do you accept insurance? I get regular periods and I am not currently trying to get pregnant. However, I struggle with eczema and acne. Additionally, I have a nodule on my thyroid which as per tests, is currently benign. I did a test for my hormones last year and everything turned out to be normal, but I still feel like there is something wrong with me. I believe acne and eczema are a reflection of something going wrong inside our bodies. Please let me know if you have an office in Manhattan and if you do not take insurance, what is the consultation price.
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Hi, I came across this article because I’m looking for an answer. I went off birth control after 13 years and since then I have not been able to lose weight. I eat 1300 calories a day, exercise, and I haven’t lost a pound. My periods are very light (always have been) and my cycle is short (23 days). Also, I have hypersomnia and can sleep 12-15 hours on consecutive days. Does this sound like a hormonal issue? PCOS? Thyroid? I don’t have health insurance but I made an appointment and I will hopefully be having blood work done, but I want to make sure I am asking the right questions when I go because I can’t afford to be given the run around paying out of pocket. Thank you so much!
It sounds like a hormonal, thyroid and adrenal issue. These systems are connected and effect each other. When the adrenals are depleted this can throw off hormone production and slow the thyroid, making it impossible to loose weight. It’s not all about calories in and calories out, it’s about the body doing what it thinks it needs to do to protect you. It may be very helpful for you to pick up a copy of my book, WomanCode. I talk about all of this in there! You should be able to get a copy at your library.
I am 75 and have started having hot flashes worst than when I was going through menopause. I just had plops removed from my uterus, I have night sweats and all day I am having them all day. Would this have anything to do with my surgery? My husband has dementia could it be stress? What can you do?
Hi Cynthia –
Yes: stress, diet, sleep can all effect hormone levels. To start, I would take a look at diet and see how balanced it is – are you satisfied at meals ad getting plenty of fresh, whole foods and greens? Next, support sleep and the liver. These can both be supported with herbs like Passionflower for sleep and milk thistle for liver.
I really appreciate this article, because now I know what to do when my results come back in normal range.
My symptoms are mainly when I am physically moving, even if it is the mildest movement – pounding heart, heat in the body, heat intolerance, pressured feeling, shaking of hands and legs, getting tired in an instant, stress intolerance.
I also took multivitamin that included 1000 IU Vitamin D and it made me have heart palpitations for like two weeks! I have too much Vit D (blood tests and hair analysis) and ever since I have had to take like 1000 mg Mg a day, I used to need way less.
Anyway I am thinking hyperthyroidism, what do you think? Going to get new tests done very soon.
Hi I’ve felt low and depressed since I got my period at 12, I also suffer with big hips, acne, muscle loss, craving sweets, fibrotic breasts, headaches, and really tired all the time, but when I was pregnant I never gained no weight or felt down do you have any idea what kind of imbalance I may have?
Hi, I have been suffering for some time with post menstrual syndrome. My doctor has agreed to carry out hormone tests, but hasn’t told me the best time to get the blood test done. As my problems occur mainly in the week after my period finishes, is it best to get it done then?
Hi Jacqui, get them done on the 3rd day of your period.
Hi, for four and half years now, I have struggled with severe pms. My cycle this month was as the following: Three days before my period, I become irritable and had severe insomnia. Then when I started my period, everything normalized. My period only lasted three days. Then three days after my period ended, I became angry, depressed, fatigued, frustrated, impatient, irritable, moody, mean, lethargic and stressed. The next day I had the same symptoms. Then exactly 7 days before I started to ovulate, I get excited and energized. The following day, I had terrible anxiety and panic attacks. The next day after that, my moods became even worse and the anxiety was the worst it has ever been. I had terrible insomnia for five nights in a row. Then when I begin ovulating, my mood instantly became calm, I was able to rest, and had no more mood swings. This is what I go through every month. I am in the process of getting my hormones tested but was wondering when I do get them tested, should I get them tested during my period or ovulation time? And also what can I do to start living a more balanced life. I am so tired of going through this.
I am 28 years old. My period used to always be regular, until recently. My last cycle was 43 days long.
I used to pms leading up to it, but now it seems I start to get extremely emotional once my period starts.
I assume some sort of hormone imbalance, my emotions are extreme, to the point where I don’t even want to leave my house. Or could cry at any moment, where as before during pms I could control them a little better it seemed
My cycle is on the shorter side, usually around every 21 days. It starts off with spotting (dark, prune color) and last for 4-5 days before I get heavy bleeding (bright/medium red) with clots for 2 days and then spotting for another day or two and then it’s over. I don’t really have any symptoms other than fatigue which I feel like is present every day, with or without period.
What is going on? Low Estrogen? And when should I get my hormones checked, during spotting or heavy bleeding days?
LINDA PRESCOD says
MY NAME IS LINDA
JUNE 5-06-2018 11:40 AM
I AM 32 YEAR OLD MY PERIOD ALL WAY USE TO BE REGULAR PERIOD FROM 1990 TO 2017 MY LAST PERIOD WAS THE 16 OF DECEMBER LAST YEAR I MISS MY PERIOD FROM JANUAR FEBUARY MARCH IT CAME IN APRIL THIS YEAR NOW I HAVE NOT SEE ANY FOR MAY AND JUNE YET OK
Brittney Kuepferle says
Why do you say to get the blood hormone panel before using the saliva test if the saliva test is more accurate?
Would just having the saliva test suffice?
My name is Lois
I deal with heavy periods some times my cramps hurts so bad that it feels like they burn. When I’m trying to sleep at night am up and sleeping all night long. My days would be ok int’l it gets later in the day I get this feeling that comes over me and I start crying and I have know idea why. My doctor did a blood test on certain hormones and she said they were normal. I feel like I’m losing my mind. Help. Is there something wrong with me.
I am so sorry to hear this! You want to look at what could be creating inflammation in the body and support balancing this out. You can try evening primrose oil as well as dietary changes to see if this helps!
So, my story starts a little differently than most I’m seeing. I had a heavy, but very predictable period from age 13-21. I had my first child at 17 and my second at 18. 1 month after my second child was born, I got the paragard implant (IUD) for birth control. My period was outta whack for about 7 months after I got the implant in and then returned to normal (which for me was extremely heavy flow for about 3 days in a 29 day cycle). Fast forward to April of 2017 (I’m 20 at this point) which is when I got the IUD removed. Between then and now (almost exactly 2 years) I’ve had 3 consecutive miscarriages resulting in 4 lost babies (my last pregnancy was with fraternal twins) all never showing a positive test, all lost at exactly 7 weeks and I’ve had only 4 periods. The last period I had was December 31st of 2018. I’ve currently been without a period for 11 weeks (77 days) to the day. I have also had 15 pregnancy tests, taken every 5-7 days apart, confirm I am negative. In October of last year, I had a hormone panel done. I dont know what hormones were tested for and the only information I recieved was that I was in the normal range for everything and they did not do the thyroid and pituitary hormone test I had asked for, just a standard test (still with no info on what was actually tested for). They threw me on birth control to help me “restart” my period as my only option of help. I only took it for one month (the pill) and, lo and behold, I got a period (after waiting for 16 weeks for it to come naturally). I’m concerned with my health, but the doctors refuse to do anything other than basic panels. I’ve been to 4 separate doctors and they all tell me it’s nothing to worry about, I’m normal, they wont do an ultrasound to see if there are any problems because I have no pain, and before I read this info here, I couldn’t even find a guideline as to what I should ask of them. Given this information, is there anyone reading this that has any suggestions of underlying conditions or possible problems leading up to these symptoms?
Thank you all for your time!
For 2 weeks now. I have felt anxiety, depressed, insomnia and very tired, what can this be
Anna Sarkis says
I am 29 years old and I have had 2 endometrial polyps removed. Once on 5/18 and another on 7/19. Both times I had spotting that occurred between periods. I have always had regular periods and after polyp removal I have not had any abnormal spotting. I have also had a ovarian cysts burst in 11/19.
My OBGYN has not followed up with me on what can I do with preventing this from happening. I have asked my primary care provider to do a full hormone testing, including checking my progesterone levels, which I have heard can be connected to polyp formations. She pushed back and didn’t think that any hormone testing can tell me anything about the polyps.
Since I have had it recur again, I can’t help but worry it will happen again. My husband and I are planning to start a family soon and I want to try and prevent future polyp formations.
Can my OBGYN do a full hormone testing to help figure it out?
Do you recommend using Everlywell Hormone Panel test? https://www.everlywell.com/products/womens-health-test/ It looks like it includes all of the things you recommend testing for.
I believe I have a hormonal imbalance but none of my doctors will stop dismissing me long enough for me to tell them all of my symptoms. They’ve denied me blood test and I dont know what to do.
I have gained 35lbs in a year. I eat fairly cleanly, low sugar. I exercise daily either weights or an active rest activity.
My symptoms include: weight gain, acne I never had growing up, heavy periods, speeding heart beat, insomnia, moodiness, pms I’ve never had in my life, my hair is very dry I’ve had to cut it. Spotting between my periods. Vaginally dryness, low libido, increased anxiety. Intolerance to heat or cold. Breast tenderness that i never used to get. Periods that widely different in cycle lengths large blood clots. My obgyn refused the hormone panel but will run a thyroid even though I got it tested a year ago and it was normal. I need advice on how to get what I want from a dr
I am 44 year old woman who has 1 daughter and 3 miscarriages. My endometriosis was in remission until my last miscarriage. For the past two months anxiety is through the roof with uncontrollable crying emotional roller coaster. First I gained 10 lbs in November and December lost 6 pounds. Then I had the worst gigantic blood clot of my life – it looked like a long balloon deflated and expelled out of me. When I have my period I can’t get out of bed. My doctor says it might be cancer. For six months I have focused on nutrition and exercise. I lost 10 percent body fat, my blood pressure is normal and for four out of six months my anxiety was under control. Where did I go wrong? I have insurance do you take insurance? Right now my doctor is sending me for ultrasound trans vaginal as well as outer and blood and hormone panel. We are still trying to conceive. My sister and mother had to have a hysterectomy and I really am trying to save my uterus. Help! I am going to read your books but I could really use the advice. Thank you!
Is it best to not take any vitamins and supplements a few days before getting test done? I I already take a lot of supplements to help with my hormones but still have issues. I’m concerned it has skewed my results in the past.
FLO Coach says
You can come off the supplement a few days before, yes!