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Are fsh/estradiol norms laboratory dependent?

Are fsh/estradiol norms laboratory dependent?

To a limited extent: Different cap-accredited labs will have slightly different reference values. It's inherent in the nature of clinical pathology. Differences between labs seldom present much of a problem in diagnosis or management, so long as the clinician is treating the patient (signs, symptoms) and not the numbers. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Fsh (Definition)

Fsh is a peptide hormone synthesized in the anterior (forward) pituitary gland in both males and females. The name 'follicle stimulating hormone' refers to its role in females, namely to recruit and prepare an oocyte (egg) in the first half of the menstrual cycle leading up to ovulation. Fsh is often measured in blood to test a woman's ovarian ...Read more


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Are fsh/estradiol norms laboratory dependent ? Do patients with dor ovulate independent of meds?

Are fsh/estradiol norms laboratory dependent ? Do patients with dor ovulate independent of meds?

Somewhat and Yes ...: Fsh normal ranges vary a little from lab to lab but with modern tests the level should be under 10. Estradiol varies a little more, but should be under 80 pg/ml on day 2 or 3. Women with dor (diminished ovarian reserve) can still ovulate without medication, and can get pregnant without help, but egg quality is decreased as well as egg number. If you're 30 with diminished ovarian reserve see a rei. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

To some extent!: The single most common abnormality is a slightly high or borderline total testosterone and significantly increased free testosterone due to a low sex hormone binding globulin in females. Estrogen is unaffected! however, because of increased intra-abdominal fat which contains cyclic aromatase, which converts androsteindione to estrone and testosterone to estradiol, men have higher estrogens! ...Read more

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43 & TTC.Test results FSH 35 & Estradiol 245.2 after not having period for 60days(unusual), period came 1wk after test,do I test over or is it premeno?

43 & TTC.Test results FSH 35 & Estradiol 245.2 after not having period for 60days(unusual), period came 1wk after test,do I test over or is it premeno?

Far from menopause: No need tests. Before real menopause, most people for few years off and on have hot flashes, can't sleep more then 4 hours at a time yet still have periods If breasts have tender, fullness etc. NO WAY u are deep into menopause Very late with periods have many reasons..need to see doctor to sort it out What is TTC ????? ...Read more

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I had my hormones tested (fsh/lh/estradiol/tsh) 3 years ago. No pregnancies, but menses often delayed for 15-20 days, sometimes longer.

Don't know: What you're asking. Please rephrase into a question. If you need help or advice ask your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Gynodiol (Definition)

Gynodiol is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more