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I recently posted another question where I briefly mentioned my blood tests. After looking back on these tests, I would like opinions on what was happening back then and why it happened. This is a little bit of a long story...
I am currently 17 and I'm female. These tests took place when I was 13. We went into a dermatologist to see what we can do about my acne. The doctor suggested that we get blood tests done and check my hormone levels (I do not know why this was brought up).
A few days or so later, we get the tests done and analyzed. The results were showing testosterone levels of 600 or so. It was obvious the doctor was quite worried. She requested we stop fighting the acne and fix this issue instead, as it could also stop my acne.
This sends us into several months of blood testing. I completed seven blood draws all saying the same thing: high testosterone.
During the fifth or so, I was brought in to a general health type lady. She was there to educate me on healthy food habits (I'm 60 pounds overweight currently, about 40 back then) and explains the hormone issue. I get a lot of hair as a mustache, unibrow, and stomach/chest hair (though the latter is one step above peach fuzz).
The lady explained that my testosterone levels were concerning and may lead to things such as infertility and excess acne. The infertility was said to occur once I was 15. She continued to ask a variety of questions (if it helps, she asked a lot of period questions. I got my first at 10, I don't know if that influences this story, but I hope that info helps). At some point, she turns me around (my back facing her) and she examined my throat. She noticed that my thyroid felt a little bit swollen. That was as far as this meeting went.
I get another two blood tests and someone finally decided to do something. In this lab, you have to be a special enough case for the head doctor to help you (at least, that's what their explanation sounded like). The doctor's idea included two more blood tests. This is where I need public opinion.
We draw blood as a control group and I'm immediately escorted to a super fancy office area. The doctor sits down and has me come over. He asks me to face away from him and stand in between his legs. Without explanation, he pulls one side of my pants down just a little bit. I scream and run to the other side of the room. The doctor then explains that the syringe he has needs to go into my hip, where it hurts less. He finally coaxes me back over, but because of the incident, I refuse to let him inject it normally. So I took the needle in my left arm instead (painful idea...).
He has me sit in his office chair for an hour. Later, I'm taken to the lab room again and they draw more blood. It is not long before the man arrives, says I'm fine, and quickly rushed us out. I do not know the reason behind him saying it was okay.
A few months ago, I went to a lab one more time. They checked the levels and as far as I know, they were okay. There was also an ultrasound performed, which showed I was safe when it came to ulcers/bumps.
The opinion part I am asking for is if the experiment performed when I was 13 should be trusted or if I should continue ordering blood tests. Due to personal matters, I need to wait until I'm living on my own to start investigating this, so I would like to plan ahead of time if need be. I also do not have a primary doctor and I didn't have one back then.
Should I call it safe and stop worrying about it, or should I immediately schedule appointments with doctors and get some more testing done once I can pay for it?
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