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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Can increased thyroid level at blood effect menstruation cycle? Or can TSH delay periods?

Can increased thyroid level at blood effect menstruation cycle? Or can TSH delay periods?

Not the TSH: It's not the TSH that can delay or alter periods, it's the thyroid abnormality that the body is trying to fix by increasing your tsh. No matter what your thyroid problem is, your doctor can help you keep your level normal, which should help regularize your periods unless you have another underlying gyn problem. ...Read more

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I am 28F. i am having normal T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels but TSH is 18.6. What will be the effect of this? i have pcos from my starting of menses

I am 28F. i am having normal T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels but TSH is 18.6. What will be the effect of this? i have pcos from my starting of menses

Hypothyroid?: While screening patients for thyroid disease, physicians often find increased (TSH) levels in patients with free thyroxine (T4) levels are not below normal. “Subclinical hypothyroidism,” most commonly an early stage of hypothyroidism. On average, women with PCOS have higher TSH levels and are also more likely to have subclinical hypothyroidism when compared to age-matched controls without PCOS. ...Read more

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Hello, 43 years old. my last menstrual was 60days ago.Home pregnancy test is negativ. Blood test result tsh 1.54 e2 516 fsh 11.7 lh 36.1. HELP please.

Hello, 43 years old. my last menstrual was 60days ago.Home pregnancy test is negativ. Blood test result tsh 1.54 e2 516 fsh 11.7 lh 36.1. HELP please.

Age: Your age is the limiting factor in achieving your pregnancy. The ovarian reserve is significantly reduced and your odds of successfully becoming pregnant is low. Recommend seeing a fertility specialist to optimize fertility. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What day of mentrual cycle should TSH be tested?

What day of mentrual cycle should TSH be tested?

Does not matter: The TSH level is related to thyroid function, and is not related to the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more