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#1 Kristabel

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

I am having a blood test to check my hormone levels, has anyone on here done this?

Do you have to fast before the test?

Is there anything you should/shouldnt do before the test?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:03 AM

I had this done a few months ago. I think I had to fast for it. Good luck! Just remember that even if your testosterone or androgen levels are low you may still be sensitive to these hormones and get an acne response. All this means is that you may benefit from Spironolactone, less stress, and topicals that improve skin function so that even if your skin is reacting to the hormones it won't clog up as easily.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:22 PM

Is your insurance going to cover the test (s)? I need to have hormone testing, but uncertain if it will be covered and cannot affored to pay out of pocket.
Thanks

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:29 PM

Hmmm. I was never told to fast before my hormone tests although I don't think I ate breakfast before either my reg. doctor appointment or my derm appointment (both doctors did tests) so maybe that was a good thing.

#5 Kristabel

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE (noni75 @ May 7 2011, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is your insurance going to cover the test (s)? I need to have hormone testing, but uncertain if it will be covered and cannot affored to pay out of pocket.
Thanks


I am in the uk. Its free here

I dont want to affect the accuracy of the results of the test so can anyone say definitively if its better to eat that morning or not? To get the most accurate result? thanks

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:24 AM

QUOTE (Kristabel @ May 9 2011, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (noni75 @ May 7 2011, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is your insurance going to cover the test (s)? I need to have hormone testing, but uncertain if it will be covered and cannot affored to pay out of pocket.
Thanks


I am in the uk. Its free here

I dont want to affect the accuracy of the results of the test so can anyone say definitively if its better to eat that morning or not? To get the most accurate result? thanks


Did you get your results back yet? I had my thyroid tested (I'm male) and it was normal. I didn't fast or anything.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

Who, or what doctor do you even go to, to get your hormones checked. I just got back from my GP, and he just threw retin-a at me, I've never tried that, but I'm more concerned about what is still causing my acne at 28. sad.gif

Edited by Small Sushi, 17 May 2011 - 02:25 PM.



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