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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

Dr. Gordon Cramolini
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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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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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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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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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Are hCG levels present in nonpregnant women?

Are hCG levels present in nonpregnant women?

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

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Clomide,hcg,fsh+lh,induce ovulation,thus can they help in regulating pcos woman hormones,& in decreasing pcos symptoms:Hairloss,Hirsutism,Amenorrhea?

Unclear question: It is not at all clear what your question is. The birth control pill is usually first treatment to manage PCOS symptoms. Clomid (clomiphene) would only be used when trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Do endocrinologists test hormone imbalances in men?

Do endocrinologists test hormone imbalances in men?

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 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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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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Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Yes: Hi. Yes, loss of estrogen is one of the hallmarks of menopause, and why estrogen/progestin replacement (if uterus in place) or estrogen replacement (if hysterectomized) is beneficial for postmenopausal symptoms. ...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 estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

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

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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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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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Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

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 this and also might suggest that you take your temperature every so often during a month. ...Read more

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What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

Menopause: Hormone levels start to drop around or after menopause. No specific value can be given because every woman is different. Focus on proper health (calcium and vitamin d) during this time than for an actual hormone value. That will keep you young and healthy. ...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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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 more

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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?

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

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Clomide,hcg,fsh+lh,induce ovulation,thus can they help in regulating pcos woman hormones,& in decreasing pcos symptoms:Hairloss,Hirsutism,Amenorrhea?

Unclear question: It is not at all clear what your question is. The birth control pill is usually first treatment to manage PCOS symptoms. Clomid (clomiphene) would only be used when trying to conceive. ...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?

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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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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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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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

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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