My daughter has been suffering from hair loss, excessive weight gain and a range of other PCOS symptoms and recently had a scan which was clear but her blood tests showed 2 abnormal results : sex hormone binding globulin level 19.9 (ref range 32.4-128.0) and free androgen index 9 (ref range 0.0-4.0). There was no explanation of what these tests meant from the Doctor all she said was “loose weight and stay positive”! She did not think that my daughter has PCOS. My daughter came away from the session in floods of tears and very disheartened. To say we have no confidence in the doctor is an understatement.
Any help in understanding what these blood test results mean would be much appreciated. For instance is 9 for Free Androgens very bad?