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Total t level:163 freet: 31.4 tsh: 2.77 prolactin: 6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Is there an alternative to t replacement therapy? My age is 36

Total t level:163 freet: 31.4 tsh: 2.77 prolactin: 6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Is there an alternative to t replacement therapy? My age is 36

Okay to take care: It is okay to take care of yourself. Thyroid replacement is a huge advance in medicine, saves lives and allows better health. The alternative to best medicine, is no therapy. No therapy is not recommended. Please do some reading on thyroid replacement and the history of goiters. Hopefully you will be more willing to go with a simple, safe, effective medical therapy that will improve your health. ...Read more

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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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Total t level is 163 and freet is 31.4 TSH 2.77 prolactin6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Am i an ideal candidate for testosterone replacement therapy? I am 36 yrs

Total t level is 163 and freet is 31.4 TSH 2.77 prolactin6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Am i an ideal candidate for testosterone replacement therapy? I am 36 yrs

Lab Norms: The various labs have different normals, but as long as your labs were drawn prior to 10am and everything is within normal range {except total testosterone}, then you appear to be a candidate for consideration of testosterone replacement therapy. Expect to have your morning total testosterone level repeated. ...Read more

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What treatment do u suggest for elevated fsh?

What treatment do u suggest for elevated fsh?

Elevated FSH: If the fsh is elevated, there isn't a real way to "treat" it. You may have fewer normal eggs than others your age. Still, it doesn't mean that you have no normal eggs, unless you had ovarian surgery or stopped having periods and have hot flashes. If you are still having menstrual cycles, you may need to consider more aggressive measures to get pregnant and deliver. Oocyte donation may be option. ...Read more

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What treatment will help the problems with low LH & fsh?

What treatment will help the problems with low LH & fsh?

Need to find cause: then can decide therapy need other pituitary hormones tested and MRI pituitary and define 'problems'-see endocrinologist to put info all together ...Read more

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I'm 39. My amh is 2 pmol/l & I have high FSH of 15. I previously had di cycles which worked first time & have 2 children. Best course of treatment?

I'm 39. My amh is 2 pmol/l & I have high FSH of 15.  I previously had di cycles which worked first time & have 2 children. Best course of treatment?

Fastest: The amh is 0.28 ng/ml (scale in us) and fsh moderately high. [hormones measured w different assays have different meanings - beware.] these values indicate very little time left for fertility. 100% of fertile women have menopause and 0% fertility - so past may not help. Ivf is fastest success and best if you can. You need fertility specialist counseling asap. I can only give brief reply. Best :). ...Read more

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What are the chances of FSH treatment helping my husband produce sperm?

What are the chances of FSH treatment helping my husband produce sperm?

May be helpful: Fsh therapy may be helpful, but difficult and expensive. Cheaper and easier is clomiphene. Talk w/your reproductive endocrinologist. Also, rule out other causes of your husband's deficiency. Ivf can work with fewer viable sperm. ...Read more

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Testosteron 3.23 ng/ml;free test.6.64 pg/ml;fsh 4.8 and LH 2.9 miu/ml. What treatment is best to follow?

Testosteron 3.23 ng/ml;free test.6.64 pg/ml;fsh 4.8 and LH 2.9 miu/ml. What treatment is best to follow?

Need Re-Assessment: Current testosterone assays across the country are not as reliable as we would like. Therefore we recommend doing testosterone levels at least 2-3 times in the morning and also using clinical tool to decide of you have low testosterone. Prolactin level has to be checked too. You need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I am 44 with FSH levels of 51.4 and LH levels of 51.9. Can I still undergo IVF treatment?

High FSH/LH: These levels indicate very low ovarian function and are usually seen only in menopause. This would indicate that the fertility specialists would have a difficult or impossible time in retrieving any eggs from your ovaries. Donor eggs are a possibility, but this requires exceptional efforts to ready your uterine lining for implantation. Consult an IVF specialist. They will have the answers. ...Read more

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My hubby is 31 years old.He has high fsh(52.5), small testis. We are trying for 2 years.Is there any treatment so that we can have our own baby?Regards

Fertility workup: A semen analysis is in order. My colleague did well to consider Klinefelter's, and nowadays with assisted fertility, there's a fair chance he can become a dad. ...Read more

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Does repeated treatment with gonadotropin to induce ovulation increase serum FSH exactly 2 weeks after the last injection?

Does repeated treatment with gonadotropin to induce ovulation increase serum FSH exactly 2 weeks after the last injection?

Elevated FSH: No, the gonadotropins that you take for ovulation induction only increase the fsh level for a short period (that is why you have to take them daily). If you have not taken medication for 2 weeks then the serum fsh value reflects what your pituitary gland is producing. ...Read more