So here are the results of those 8 or 9 blood tests I had taken at the doctor last week. All the infections came back negative (YAH!) but I have WAYYYY LOW cholesterol, WAY TOO LOW Vitamin D, and the hormone called prolactin is skyrocketed which is why they think I haven't been able to get pregnant, AND she wants me to gain 5-10 lbs cuz supposedly I am underweight for my height. Let me explain to you what Dr. Thompson explained to me:
She said our bodies are VERY smart and if someone is underweight and lacking the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to support itself, it will REFUSE to make a baby because it can barely support the body it has! Strange... I am on a very STRONG prescription of Vitamin D and was told to eat TONS of fatty, unhealthy foods for the next 3 months and see if I gain the 5-10 lbs and get my cholesterol and vitamin D up.
The other thing was my hormone level of prolactin was a little high. Prolactin is the hormone that is released from your pituitary gland in your brain when you are nursing or pregnant. Since I'm not either of those things they were worried. She said she was going to put me on a medication to try and bring it down, BUT if it really isn't high and I take the meds it can be bad so they did another blood test yesterday morning to double check themselves. Dr. Thompson called me today and it more than DOUBLED! So not only was it high before but 6 days later it had DOUBLED! They said it is one of 2 things: I am pregnant or I have a tumor on my pituitary gland! They used my same blood from the sample I gave them yesterday and it came back negative, which means: TUMOR! A tumor on the gland stops the signal from your reproductive system from reaching the pituitary gland telling it it's NOT pregnant and to stop producing prolactin. It's like a road block basically. In other words, every month your reproductive system tells your brain whether or not it is pregnant. If the signal can never be relayed cuz of the tumor your body thinks it's pregnant and produces ALOT of prolactin even though it's not! To make it even worse, it stops the egg that is released every month from implanting in the uterus because it thinks you're already pregnant! Dr. Thompson said I could have had a fertilized egg every month but it was just washed out because my body thought it was already pregnant. They don't know how big or bad this thing is but I go in for another blood test in 3 weeks and then schedule a CT scan to check for it. If it's small they can treat it with medication and if it's big enough they will have to surgically go in and remove it. GREAT! JUST WHAT I WANTED! GRRRRRRR!!!
It was a bitter sweet day. Bitter because of the new about the tumor and sweet because I finally KNOW what the problem is. I just want to get this baby fixed so I can MAKE A BABY! Any kind of progress at this point is good so I can't really ask for more than that right now! Let me get my health in order first and then we'll work on a baby again! Thanks for all the support everyone has given us through our struggling efforts to start a family. We love you!