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Does FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in men too?

Does FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in men too?

Yes: The hypothalamus making a gonadotrophic hormone to stimulate lh and fsh also secretes episodically. ...Read more

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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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Is the level of testosterone hormone regulated in males?

Is the level of testosterone hormone regulated in males?

There is a: Thermostat in your brain the controls testosterone level by sending a chemical signal to your pituitary gland which in turn sends another signal to stimulate your testicles to produce testosterone. ...Read more

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Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Somewhat: Fsh has an inverse relationship to estrogen, as estrogen goes down, FSH rises. It can have minor fluctuations after menopause but it generally remains elevated. This is one tool for assessing if a women is in menopause. ...Read more

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Whats the role of the pituitary hormone follicle-stimulating hormone in males?

Whats the role of the pituitary hormone follicle-stimulating hormone in males?

Puberty & fertility: Regulates pubertal development & overall growth plus essential for fertility & sperm production.Fsh "matures" sperm producing cells in the testes. These cells, called spermatogonia, are stimulated to undergo meiotic division.This causes the full complement of 23 pairs chromosomes to split into 23 single chromosomes for the sperm nucleus.One of which is either an x or a y which determine fetal sex. ...Read more

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High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

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 (5-10 iu/l) around cycle day #3 and also peak just before ovulation, around 15iu/l. ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) increase only FSH or both FSH and LH in males?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) increase only FSH or both FSH and LH in males?

Most likely both: There is hyperstimujlation at times witrh increased pituitary hormones causing a serious problem in occasional women wishing to become pregnant ...Read more

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How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

Same answer: Need 2b evaluated by an encrinologist if ur levels are abnormally high, i.E if you have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in which case you would already be under an endo. Dr. Source of hormone needs to be eliminated if androgen level high from an androgen or testosterone secreting tumor. Advise against taking anti-androgen medication if your testosterone or androgen level is only high normal. ...Read more

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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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If fsh and lh are in range, would clomid still increase testosterone in a male?

If fsh and lh are in range, would clomid still increase testosterone in a male?

Clomid use in males: Clomid has been used "off label" to increase testosterone especially in males wishing to preserve fertility (testosterone products are not advised in these situations) Clomid should increase testosterone but will also likely increase FSH and LH as well. Remember - it is OFF LABEL. ...Read more

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Fsh, lh follicular stimulating hormone (fsh) 4.96 and LH is 2.89 .Is this normal?

Fsh, lh
follicular stimulating hormone
(fsh)
4.96 and LH is 2.89 .Is this normal?

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 (1.5 - 10). For hormone tests, however, results have to be interpreted in the context of what is happening clinically. Expected values for someone who is pregnant, or on birth control pills, or who should be ovulating at the time could all differ. ...Read more

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What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

Not deficient: Lh deficinecy does not go with menopause; in fact lh levels get very much higher during and after menopause. ...Read more

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In which part of the cycle is luteinizing hormone higher than FSH normal?

In which part of the cycle is luteinizing hormone higher than FSH normal?

Around ovulation: At this point in your cycle there is a surge in both LH and FSH but much more so in the case of LH. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't "lower" testosterone, pituitary damage leading to growth hormone deficiency can also lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone. It's also common to have a defect in just one hormone rather than all. Traumatic brain injury is not a major concern. ...Read more

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Which hormone causes acne in males?

Which hormone causes acne in males?

Testosterone and dhe: Acne can be seen in men of all ages due to hormonal fluctuations. Improving the acne is good skin care, improving your diet (eat low glycemic, more fruits and veggies rather than refined foods, decreasing dairy) and the use of peels or lasers depending on how severe it is. You have Accutane as an option but only for severe acne. ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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What causes higher levels of FSH in males (61 years old)?

Decreased sperm: Production will lead to a feedback mechanism which is attempting to produce more sperm. At your age, it's unlikely that you're considering fathering more children, but see your doctor if you are. If your lh is also elevated, you need to have your testosterone checked as well. ...Read more

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What hormone is released from the pituitary gland in females?

Many hormones: Lh (leutinizing hormone); fsh (follicular stim hormone); gh (growth hormone); TSH (thyroid stim hormone); acth (adrenocorticotropic hormone); prolactin. The posterior pituitary makes oxytocin and vasopressin. Men have the same hormones in pituitary; just different responses from the gonads. ...Read more

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A 40 yr old male with testosterone & cortisol deficiences oestradiol level is 665 (Ref: 10-40 pg/ml) Could pituitary adenoma increase male oestrogen?

A 40 yr old male with testosterone & cortisol deficiences oestradiol level is 665 (Ref: 10-40 pg/ml) Could pituitary adenoma increase male oestrogen?

Perhaps: You have real issues with the estrogen level that you are walking around with, you are at very high risk of stroke and heart attack. Yes, a pituitary tumors, such as a prolactinoma is a very strong possiblity. If you have not already done so, you need to see endocrinologist and you need an MRI of your brain to check your pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Hormone results for 19 y/o male: PRL 26 ug/L, LH 6 IU/L, FSH 2 IU/L, Oestradiol 87 pmol/L, Total test 317 ng/dL, SHBG 517 ng/dL. OK or seek action?

Hormone results for 19 y/o male: PRL 26 ug/L, LH 6 IU/L, FSH 2 IU/L, Oestradiol 87 pmol/L, Total test 317 ng/dL, SHBG 517 ng/dL. OK or seek action?

Hormones: Why did you check your sex hormones to begin with? Any particular symptoms which made your doctor to check these, The SHBG number seems a little off, also Estradiol seems a little bit elevated, but remember the normal values could be a little different from lab to lab.consult your provider ...Read more

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How can I fight the FSH hormone otherwise i'm only 23 yeras old? The last result was 68 a month ago?

To see endocranologi: High elevation is seen in older woman, younger woman indication of poor egg formation , ovarian dysfunction, associated with fertility problems, please consult reproductive endocrinologist after your gyn doctor examination. ...Read more

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Does FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in men too?

Yes: The hypothalamus making a gonadotrophic hormone to stimulate lh and fsh also secretes episodically. ...Read more

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Fsh, lh follicular stimulating hormone (fsh) 4.96 and LH is 2.89 .Is this normal?

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 (1.5 - 10). For hormone tests, however, results have to be interpreted in the context of what is happening clinically. Expected values for someone who is pregnant, or on birth control pills, or who should be ovulating at the time could all differ. ...Read more

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Does taking many Plan B (10times) alters the normal FSH and LH levels? How do I check my hormone levels in the body?

See your doctor: If you're taking Plan B 10 times, you may need a more effective method of contraception. Your doc can check your fsh and lh. ...Read more

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Pcos pearl shaped cysts, all hormones normal no androgens high, all ratios normal lh/fsh, hyperhidrosis, what/why is this happening please help?

Pcos pearl shaped cysts, all hormones normal no androgens high, all ratios normal lh/fsh, hyperhidrosis, what/why is this happening please help?

Not PCOS: Reading your question, the only clear-cut problem i see is hyperhidrosis. This is not a disease and it's hard to quantify "some people just sweat more than others." it is not clear from above that you have pcos; if you do, this wouldn't even be in the top 10 likely causes. Thyroid disease, pituitary disease, and diabetes are sometimes linked to hyperhidrosis, but the list goes on. ...Read more

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In which part of the cycle is luteinizing hormone higher than FSH normal?

Around ovulation: At this point in your cycle there is a surge in both LH and FSH but much more so in the case of LH. ...Read more

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What level of follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) tells you that you are nearing menopause?

What level of follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) tells you that you are nearing menopause?

Depends: During ovulation, fsh rises with leutinizing hormone (lh). During the remainder of the menstrual cycle fsh is usually between 5-7. If the fsh level is above 15-20 not during the midcycle when ovulation occurs, and Estradiol levels are lower than they should be, there is dysfunction of the ovary which leads to menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 28, i made 2 hormone tests my FSH was 15.1 at first and the second 11, how bad is that? can i still get pregnant? how much time i still have?

FSH: You didn't state what day of your cycle these tests were obtained. I presume day 3. If day 3, a little elevated and medication my help you conceive. Talk with your doctor ...Read more

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Which hormone--fsh or lh--does a prolactinoma usually affect the most?

Which hormone--fsh or lh--does a prolactinoma usually affect the most?

Neither directly: Prolactinoma, benign tumor (adenoma) of the pituitary gland, produces ahormone called prolactin. Most common type of pituitary tumor. Symptoms of prolactinoma are caused by too much prolactin in the blood or by pressure of the tumor on surrounding tissues. Prolactin stimulates the breast to produce milk. Pressure of tumor could affect other hormone production by pituitary. ...Read more

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Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Somewhat: Fsh has an inverse relationship to estrogen, as estrogen goes down, FSH rises. It can have minor fluctuations after menopause but it generally remains elevated. This is one tool for assessing if a women is in menopause. ...Read more

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What can I do to stimulate my luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh)?

Medication: First, the cause of the low luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) levels needs to be determined. Second, the answer may be different for men versus women. Sometimes lifestyle changes are enough to correct abnormal FSH and/or lh levels. There are medications, such as Clomid (clomiphene) or inject able FSH & lh that can be helpful. See a fertility specialist and get tested, first. ...Read more

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What can I do to stimulate both my luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) at 45?

Purified FSH: There are injections that fertility doctors use that contain fsh. In the past, pergonal (menotropins) was used to stimulate ovarian egg production and was a mixture of purified fsh and lh. To simulate the lh surge during fertility stimulation cycles, the pregnancy hormone HCG is used in high doses. ...Read more

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I'm 35 & have been told my FSH & LH hormone levels are high & im going through menopause could there be other causes than the menopause?

High FSH and LH: Yes. Did you have surgical removal of ovaries? I would do a history on women in your family to get average of menopause. Are you taking any meds? ...Read more

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Hormone test results: Prolactin 209 mu/L, FSH 66.8 IU/L, LH 22.3 IU/L, Oestradiol 168 pmo/L. What does this mean? POF? I'm only 34 years old.

High prolactin: Were these tests done fasting? The FSH and E2 levels do not mean anything specific unless you know for certain what day of your menstrual cycle they were drawn: random tests do not diagnose POF or menopause. The prolactin is abnormally high, it bears repeating, fasting, first thing in the morning. If still abnormal, address the prolactin ,THEN you can check the other levels again. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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