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Fsh Hormone In Women
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
High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?
Hormone: Hcg is the hormone of pregnancy and made by the placenta. It is most commonly seen in pregnant women. In women with retained placenta they can still have HCG levels. Hcg levels can also be detected in certain tumors, like liver tumors, certain ovarian tumors and others, and if the person is taking HCG shots. ...Read more
OBGYN says blood hormone levels normal only elevated estrogen, not perimenopausal. Isn't estrogen dominance a sign of progesterone drop=perimenopause?
NOT: with one random test!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Testosterone issues?: Endocrinologists treat most hormone related abnormalities. Possible problems with testosterone is a common concern that is typically over diagnosed by non endocrinologists. Testosterone is an addictive medication, regulated by the DEA as a controlled substance, and should not be used without a proper diagnosis of hypogonadism established. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more
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
Are high LH (90 MIU/ML) and FSH (168 MIU/ML) in a post menopausal woman indicative of pituitary disease? (Normal Prolactin, Cortisol (am), TSH)
Estradoil 181pmol/l testos. <0.69 nmol/l FSH 4.8 LH 5.6, i'm hairy female are these normal hormone levels 21yrs f. do i have low egg quality,no acne?
37 year female, attempting IVI - 3rd day hormone tests show prolactin 38 ug/807 mui & FSH 15. Could pro. affect FSH? Having headaches, short periods. Want to get pregnant! What steps do I take next?
Yes, but: Prolactin can affect your fsh but by lowering it and making it look better than it really is. An fsh of 15 as you may be aware means your ovarian reserve is not particularly good, and it is likely affecting your chances for pregnancy and may be the cause for your short cycles. You should sit down with your doctor and discuss the plan, but you may have to consider egg donation in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hormone levels one day before my period are-Estradiol=60.53 pg/ml; FSH= 4.9 mIU/ml; LH 3.6 mIU/ml. Are they perfect for a female for conception?
No valid: So it just so happens that you checked your hormones levels at probably the worse time. If you want to know more about your ovaries, they you want to check on day 1, 2 or 3 of your period. If you want to know more about your ovulation, you would check your progesterone 1 week before your period. So not sure what to make of hormones drawn at this time. ...Read more
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
Does taking many Plan B (10times) alters the normal FSH and LH levels? How do I check my hormone levels in the body?
D12 follicle was 14mm, LH 3.5, FSH 85 (with some hormone stimulation). Everything else ok. No one here gives me precise answer why it would not grow??
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
IVF: The straightforward simple answer is for you to see an obstetrician. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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