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luteinizing hormone levels during pregnancy

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
depends: Lh levels vary during the menstrual cycle. If it was done mid cycle, it would be high associated with ovulation. If your periods are regular, you sh ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lh stimulates ovary: High lh levels occur when an ovary is not responding easily to the lh signal from the brain (as in possibly close to menopause). Lh can also be high b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends: Right before ovulation occurs, there is a spike in the level of luteinzing hormone (lh). This triggers the release of the egg from the ovary. However ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Steroidogenesis: Hi. LH causes steroid hormone synthesis in the ovary (not all by itself, but it's a major player).
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes : There is an elevation of hormone levels during puberty that originate from brain stimulation and end organ response. A new set point in the circulatin ... Read More
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Nemiro
44 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Ok: Most ivf clinics only measure HCG levels approximately 9 days after a day 5 embryo transfer. However, some clinics feel that the combination of HCG l ... Read More
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Estrogen levels: A simple blood test will give you the levels but you must be aware that the levels are not constant during a menstrual cycle. You doctor will explain ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes, but: Only if the miscarriage was incomplete or you got pregnant again.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Greater than 10 mIU: Greater than 10 miu hcg.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: You are probably asking about bhcg hormones which are the main hormone associated with pregnancy. It goes up in early pregnancy but the numbers vary w ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
T what?: You'll have to be more specific. That does t stand for? If you referring to thyroid uptake test, you should never receive radioactive materials during ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and ar ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
LH: Estrogen levels rise as you approach ovulation, and the main hormone that "peaks" is lh hormone. This is what is detected on the urine ovulation pred ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Not unless you're: Pregnant. The hormone human Chorionic Gonadotropin (better known as hcg) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta, whi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Somewhat: Fsh has an inverse relationship to estrogen, as estrogen goes down, FSH rises. It can have minor fluctuations after menopause but it generally remain ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Misinformed?: Bleeding in pregnancy represents significant danger for the pregnancy. There is no such thing as "breakthrough bleeding" in pregnancy. Viable pregnanc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends: It depends on where you were in your cycle when the tests were done. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Why: Why would you want to increase lh. A rise in lh signifies a low estrogen level in a female - which is menopause. There's no reason to, or method for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Expert Gyn needed: Generally it is unusual to have a 4 day estrogen peak before LH. Must be rechecked.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: One study shows that infants of depressed mothers actually had slightly higher cortisol levels than others, especially if the mom had anxiety also: ht ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Morse
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Lh stands for luteinizing hormone - it is produced normally by the ovaries during the menstrual cycle. Hcg is human chorionic gonadotropin. This is ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
NOT: with one random test!! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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