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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #340 on: October 01, 2020, 06:45:31 pm »
My initial test results 7/1/20: 

T = 553, E = 14.5

3 month test results  9/24/20:

T = 80, E = 49.5

The doc increased my E dose by 50% today. I’m on E and Fin.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #341 on: October 02, 2020, 12:16:29 pm »
Thank you Holly for your starting BT results and those after 12 weeks.

T of 553 & 80 (US) convert to 19 & 2.8 (Intl) respectively.

E of 145 & 445 (US) convert to 532 & 1634 (Intl) respectively.

Wishing you further happiness and success.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #342 on: October 09, 2020, 05:58:38 am »
Finally got my 12 month results - but actually they are 13 month..thanks to the restrictions

So Oestradiol, 337 pmol/L
and Testosterone 1.8 nmol/L

These are international measurements...

endo notes that E2 is too high for post-menopausal levels and T is too low... But I am writing a letter!!

My Prolactin is still high and LH and FSH very low - that is from the tumour..
and then one strange result my ALK PHOS is very low too and no idea why?
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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #343 on: October 09, 2020, 10:01:59 am »
Thank you Sarah for your 13 Months BT results.

E of 337 (Intl) converts to 92 (US) and T of 1.8 (Intl) converts to 52 (US).

I am glad you intend to question possibly contest your endo's view on the results.

Wishing you success both in your correspondence and with your HRT as a whole.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #344 on: October 13, 2020, 08:05:06 am »


                                  E (Intl)          E (US)          T (Intl)          T (US)

After 3 Months           922              251                1.6               46

After 6 Months          1662             453                2.4               69

After 9 Months           442              120                0.7               20

After 12 Months         558              152                0.2                 6

After 16 Months         242                66                0.4               12

After 19 Months         819               223               0.2                 6

After 22 Months         941               256               0.3                 9

After 25 Months       1480               403               0.3                 9

After 28 Months       1403               382               0.5                14

After 31 Months         804               219               0.5                14

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Hello again

I had my latest BTs in September which I have added to the above table. My endo was concerned at my 2 previous high E readings which must be reduced significantly  before GRS next year. Therefore we are both happy I am on the right track with my latest E reading above.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #345 on: October 15, 2020, 12:14:43 pm »
Further to my post above I have for over 2 years been on 2 blockers. However as my T is now regularly low, the Decapeptyl/Triptorelin Injection has now been deleted leaving Finasteride as sole blocker.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #346 on: October 19, 2020, 09:05:15 am »
According to  the Doc at GIC the Jan level was 745 outside of the 600/500 level they want , but the last one I had was 575 but they will not look at that (one before high one was mid 500 /600) the high test was taken day after new patches . They want to reduce my dose , sent them an email but the doc looks like a "I am right " and will not listen.

Hello again Davina

I have also been told that GRS Surgeons in UK require E no higher than 600 (Intl) before agreeing to operate; I note you have been told a strict range of 500-600 (Intl). I always arrange my BT at trough level and although I am reasonably happy with my latest E reading of 804 (Intl), I think is going  to prove difficult for me/you/others to arrive at a point where E is within such close parameters. I assume you are also concerned about their precision and strictness?

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #347 on: October 19, 2020, 09:24:02 am »
My latest bloods, Oestradiol 624 pmol/L Testosterone 0.9 nmo/L

Further to my post above I have for over 2 years been on 2 blockers. However as my T is now regularly low, the Decapeptyl/Triptorelin Injection has now been deleted leaving Finasteride as sole blocker.
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Hello again

Aswell as being advised about  my E, I was also advised my T is low enough such that Decapeptyl/Triptorelin Injection no longer necessary and to delete it and remain on Finasteride only and therefore my Injection last June was my last (unless T increases at next BT in December). Were you also advised about your T perhaps please?

Of course irrespective of satisfactory E&T readings now, I was also told as I am sure you have that, surgeon having agreed to surgery - as you know I am virtually decided on MDV - then we have the problems of cessation of hormones for several weeks before surgery. I am concerned about managing on no hormones!

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #348 on: October 19, 2020, 11:44:41 pm »
Pamela,
              recent studies invalidate cessation of transdermal hormone doses prior to or after operations. This excerpt from the University of California, San Francisco  "There is no evidence to suggest that transgender women who lack specific risk factors (smoking, personal or family history, excessive doses or use of synthetic estrogens) must cease estrogen therapy before and after surgical procedures, in particular with appropriate use of prophylaxis and an informed consent discussion of the pros and cons of discontinuing hormone therapy during this time. Possible alternatives include using a lower dose of estrogen, and/or changing to a transdermal route if not already in use.[62]"


Full paper here: https://transcare.ucsf.edu/guidelines/feminizing-hormone-therapy?fbclid=IwAR0WqsWfbG-7ZKCWsOUzL-Nl3tYjxewEepCT3Yq0pjvYEVfNi6yvizv_MKU


I will be having this discussion with my surgeon next week at my pre op!

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Allie
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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #349 on: October 20, 2020, 07:43:13 am »
So I avoided this topic like a plague for a year now. I just had my first appointment in over a year. My previous one before that was November last year, & my results were devastating. My E was 133 & my T was 355. My previous results before that were E 130, T 120. I was supposed to have a follow up appointment in March, but that didn't happen, for obvious reasons.

I was finally able to get back in to see them last week, & dreaded the numbers. Just got them back:

E:361
T:43

Needless to say, that made me do a happy dance. Massive improvement, to say the least.  :icon_dance:
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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #350 on: October 20, 2020, 08:04:00 am »
Thank you LaRae for your 11 Month E&T results of 133 (US) and 355 (US) which convert to 488 (Intl) and 12 (Intl).

Thank you for your 22 Month E&T results of 361 (US) and 43 (US) which convert to 1325 (Intl) and 1.5 (Intl).

Congratulations on the latter! Indeed you must be delighted to achieve these.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #351 on: October 20, 2020, 08:08:43 am »
Thank you Allie for the above and wishing you all the best for your pre-op next week.

It would be wonderful if you and I and others do not ultimately have to cease hormones before and after GRS!

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #352 on: October 27, 2020, 11:51:56 am »
Hi Pam,

My latest results on 9/20/20 are:

E = 486 pg/ml

T= 17 ng/dl

P = 5.9 ng/dl

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #353 on: October 27, 2020, 12:59:51 pm »
Thank you very much Bobbie for your BT results for September after 20 months HRT. Your earlier results are at posts 326&327.

E of 486 (US) converts to 1784 (Intl) and T of 17 (US) converts 0.6 (Intl).

Sending you love and happiness.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #354 on: November 20, 2020, 02:26:35 pm »
Have my latest results, have  random high readings. E 1068pmol/l and T 1.0 nmol/l .The T I can understand as due a jab in a couple of weeks time .
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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #355 on: November 21, 2020, 09:14:17 am »
My latest bloods, Oestradiol 624 pmol/L Testosterone 0.9 nmo/L

Further to my post above I have for over 2 years been on 2 blockers. However as my T is now regularly low, the Decapeptyl/Triptorelin Injection has now been deleted leaving Finasteride as sole blocker.
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Have my latest results, have  random high readings. E 1068pmol/l and T 1.0 nmol/l .The T I can understand as due a jab in a couple of weeks time .

Hello again Davina and thank you as always.

I see your T is virtually the same as last time - 1 (Intl) converts to 29 (US). I was advised in July that as my T has been constantly low at 0.5 (Intl) 14 (US) and under that figure, I should delete Decapeptyl/Triptorelin after the June Jab unless my T rises again.

I note your E at 1068 (Intl) 291 (US) has risen as you say. I fully appreciate how difficult it is to get our E reading within strict range/parameter required for GRS in due course. My next BT is late December.

Hope to see you socially next year, Covid-19 permitting.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #356 on: December 22, 2020, 12:02:25 pm »
                                  E (Intl)          E (US)          T (Intl)          T (US)

After 3 Months           922              251                1.6               46

After 6 Months          1662             453                2.4               69

After 9 Months           442              120                0.7               20

After 12 Months         558              152                0.2                 6

After 16 Months         242                66                0.4               12

After 19 Months         819               223               0.2                 6

After 22 Months         941               256               0.3                 9

After 25 Months         1480             403               0.3                 9

After 28 Months         1403             382               0.5                14

After 31 Months          804               219              0.5                14

After 34 Months          656               179              0.5                 14



Hello Everyone

I had added my latest results to the above table.

My E is about the right level for GRS although I would prefer it a little higher. My T remains very consistent.

Wishing all readers of this thread a Happy Christmas.

Hugs to all.

Pamela xx






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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #357 on: December 28, 2020, 11:39:06 pm »
Latest blood test results 12/22/20:

E = 80.5
T = 305 😡

Increased E dosage to lower end of full transition dose.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #358 on: December 29, 2020, 10:55:25 am »
Hello again Holly

Thank you for your 3 Month E and T results of 49.5 and 80 (US) which convert  to 182 and 2.8 (Intl) respectively.

Thank you for your 6 Month E and T results of 80.5 and 305 which convert to 296 and 11 (Intl) respectively. Obviously you are disappointed at the latest T figure and it could be worth checking that both September and December readings were for the same type of T (if you haven't queried already of course).

Sending love and happiness your way.

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Re: Comparison of our HRT Blood Test Results
« Reply #359 on: January 19, 2021, 12:30:13 pm »
Thank you Ramilove for your 6 Month BT results on another HRT thread.

E of 235 (US) converts to 863 (Intl) and T of 77 (US) converts to 2.7 (Intl).

Wishing you happiness and success.

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Pamela xx






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