Baylor did a study for the comorbidity of polycysitc ovarian disease when I was going to their clinic. I have done a lot of research over the years and here is my opinion. The endocrine dysfunction found to travel with Bipolar is highly underestimated. Ask yourselves these questions.
1. Did you have horrible PMS; typically with breast pain, water retention, heavy first day bleeding and excrutiating cramps on day one? Were your menses irregular during your teen years? Did you have a trouble with fertitlity?
2. Do you remember getting overwhelmingly angry and irratable at 11,12 13 yrs. old?
3. If the answers to the above are yes, and you are now experiencing thinning hair on your hair, while growing more hair on your cheeks, chin, etc. (male hair growth pattern) and you have acne on your chest and back and feel like you are sometimes on steroids emotionally, then your testosterone is high.
The acceptable range for high testosterone is too high in women. Like they finally discovered with the pill, it takes very little imbalance to tip the scales. It's a finely tuned machine.
Go to a reputable endocrinologist and get you Progesterone AND Estrogen measured at the appropriate times in your cycle.
I have extraordinarily low Progesterone and although my estrogen as practically falling off of the low end of the chart, I was estrtogen dominant due to the ratio between the two. I m currently taking both as it is the only thing that has hope of lowering testosterone. I find it is tricky to master every month because malfunctioning ovaries, whether polycystic or not, are the major manufacturers of Progesterone. So, if your testosterone is high your progesterone is too low.
Hope that helps. (Currently lives with Bipolar and has for 30 years, treated for last 20.)