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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Fertility treatment: Gonadotropin hormones affect the ovaries or testes - fsh or follicle stimulating hormone and lh or luteinizing hormone. These are used for fertility t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
By injection: Gonadotropins are fertility hormones used to stimulate ovulation. They are taken by subcutaneous injection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
You'd have: To break the law if it wasn't medically indicated or obtained legally. Also, who knows what you'd get on the black market and what kind of harm it wou ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
It has a : Half life of33 hours. That means that every 33 hours half of what is in your system would be gone. If you get pregnant then of course then if course ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gapp
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
FSH,LH: Gnrh stimulates follicle stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone which stimulates the ovary to produce estrogen and Progesterone which stimulates ov ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: After taking Clomid (clomiphene) fsh levels may rise - this is the basis of the Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test (cct, also known as the ccct) which ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good question: Gnrh would seem by its name to help release gonadotropin. And if used in a certain fashion it could cause the release of gonadotropins (lh, fsh). Howe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
PCOS: PCOS is diagnosed by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels (such as testosterone), and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts, usually seen o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nimish Gosrani
32 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Clomid (clomiphene): Yes.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not directly: Clomid (clomiphene) is also an anti-estrogen which can allow the normal level of female testosterone to become more evident via minimal male pattern h ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Gonadotropes: Fsh and lh are pituitary gonadotropins, they are released in response to pulsatile signals of gnrh from the hypothalamus. The cells that store and rel ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
GnRH: Fsh and lh.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: It does not make you smaller. It's a pituitary hormone that control the release of sex hormone (estrogen, testosterone...).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Not deficient: Lh deficinecy does not go with menopause; in fact lh levels get very much higher during and after menopause.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: It's hard to say which one stimulates which; oftentimes multiple factors are interacting to make a organ properly function although one of the in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Ovulation: Gonadotropins induce follicle development in the ovary. This is used to prepare for insemination or ivf.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Pituitary tumors: These are very rare, and secrete high levels of fsh or lh. These hormones stimulate the gonad, so will cause elevated estrogen in a woman, and elevat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Actually, no.: This probably would not work to lose weight. It goes up in the beginning of pregnancy, peaks and falls slightly by term. When it goes up, the mother ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
IVF: An unusual question at your age. Surely if you are seeing an obstetrician for IVF, that doctor would be explaining that to you? If you are asking on b ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Most likely both: There is hyperstimujlation at times witrh increased pituitary hormones causing a serious problem in occasional women wishing to become pregnant
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
27 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Varies: Lh levels peak just before ovulation, usually over 25 iu/l. During the rest of the cycle lh levels should be very low. Fsh levels are slightly high (5 ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No.: And little evidence that it works. And it is not safe.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Probably: Normal ranges can vary from lab to lab, so the 1st step would be to compare your results to the reference range, usually listed in parentheses such as ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Turns yellow: Luteining hormone is a peptide (not a steroid) hormone in the pituitary gland of both females and males. Its name (lh) comes from one of its actions i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Many possible...: They include, and aren't limited to, hot flashes, headaches, breast tenderness, bloating, mood changes, ovarian cysts and enlargement, ovarian cancer, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Got confused?: You are getting yourself confused. Clomid (clomiphene) is not an 'estro receptor' at all; it is mainly an estrogen receptor antagonist, but it has pro ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Need additional test: I would need a blood test beta-HCG level to find out definitively.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Multiples, OHSS: Multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation are the two most common side effects of gonadotropins.

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