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What is the risk associated with suppressing fsh/lh when using hCG to increase testosterone in men?

What is the risk associated with  suppressing fsh/lh when using hCG to increase testosterone in men?

Minimal: Let's put it this way: using any type of t to replace/fix hypogonadism/andropause will also suppress fsh/lh. But more importantly, taking t will shut down testicular function from lack of fsh/lh. Using HCG to stimulate the testes to produce more t & sperm will result in negative feedback @ pituitary, thus suppress lh/fsh. But at least your testes are functioning fully. It's off-label but it works. ...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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Can hCG be used safely long term to treat secondary hypogonadism? It makes my lh/fsh low, is that bad? I feel much better & testosterone is now normal

Can hCG be used safely long term to treat secondary hypogonadism? It makes my lh/fsh low, is that bad? I feel much better & testosterone is now normal

Probably. : I don't believe there are any studies showing that using injection HCG is a problem longterm. Any treatment which increases testosterone will reduce the lh, because testosterone basically turns "off" lh. If it's overly low, you may be able to reduce the HCG dose a bit. You may want to switch to Clomiphene citrate, as it is administered orally and much cheaper. ...Read more

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Estradiolo 32, 9 pg/ml fsh 14, 1iu/l testosterone < 0, 1 ng/ml beta hCG <2 mu/ml.Are these values normal for menopause?

Estradiolo 32, 9 pg/ml
fsh 14, 1iu/l
testosterone < 0, 1 ng/ml
beta hCG <2 mu/ml.Are these values normal for menopause?

Not necessarily.: It depends on your age and the situation. Your estrogen is low. Your fsh is not at high as i would expect in full menopause. You are not pregnant, and your testosterone is very low. The units reported vary, and I am at home. This could represent your pituitary not trying hard enough to stimulate your ovaries, or just early in your cycle. If your are 46, you may be perimenopausal. ...Read more

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I have 2ndary hypogonadism. If I get treated with hcg, my testosterone goes up but my fsh/lh goes down. What is the harm of long term low fsh/lh?

Need to see a doctor: You need to see the doctor and find out the true cause of 2nday hypogonadism, so there's a proper treatment for it and find out the long term treat with fsh/lh is indicate or not. Proper monitor is necessary if long term treatment needed. ...Read more

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If a person cannot ovulate, does she have normal value hormone lik for a person who ovulating? I refer to leutnising hormone, fsh, b-hcg , oestrogent

If a person cannot ovulate, does she have normal  value hormone lik for a person who ovulating? I refer to leutnising hormone, fsh, b-hcg , oestrogent

No: I may be a little confused about the question, but my answer is 'no.' women who cycle/ovulate have fairly predictable patterns of all of those hormones, women who do not cycle will have a different pattern. ...Read more

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Turned 42 last wk. 5 weeks late. 2 neg hCG tests. On day 7/10 provera (medroxyprogesterone). Will I get w/d bleed? Thyr,prolactin and estrogen normal. FSH was 30? Peri men?

Turned 42 last wk. 5 weeks late. 2 neg hCG tests. On day 7/10 provera (medroxyprogesterone). Will I get w/d bleed? Thyr,prolactin and estrogen normal. FSH was 30? Peri men?

Maybe: Yes you may get withdrawal bleeding when you stop Provera (medroxyprogesterone). FSH 30 is a little high - possible early menopause. Several reasons why period may be delayed: stress, thyroid hormone deficiency, excessive weight loss over a short time, strenuous physical activity as in athletes, pregnancy, or menopause. ...Read more

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Male-low count (1.2mill), low motility (29%), high FSH (35). Will putting him on Clomid (clomiphene) & hCG help sperm--or stay away from Clomid (clomiphene) bc it raises fsh?

Male-low count (1.2mill), low motility (29%), high FSH (35). Will putting him on Clomid (clomiphene) & hCG help sperm--or stay away from Clomid (clomiphene) bc it raises fsh?

IVF/ICSI: With severe male factor infertility ivf and icsi is the best treatment. Especially here, fsh shows he is going into sperm failure just like women can go into early menopause. So usually there are no good treatments to help except ivf. ...Read more

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Blood taken a few days before menstral cycle started. OB says estrogen high should I be concerned? HCG《0.2, FSH 15.8, LH 55.1

Blood taken a few days before menstral cycle started. OB says estrogen high should I be concerned? HCG《0.2, FSH 15.8, LH 55.1

Estrogen: Didn't your OB discuss this with you? If not you should call and ask for an explanation. If yes , can you remember what the OB said about your lab data? Let me know please and i will see how I can help. ...Read more

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Current RE prescribed HCG for oligospermia. 1st sperm count-1mil 2nd SA only 7 all dead except 1. FSH elevated LH testosterone Normal Will HCG work?

Current RE prescribed HCG for oligospermia. 1st sperm count-1mil 2nd SA only 7 all dead except 1. FSH elevated LH testosterone Normal Will HCG work?

HCG for oligospermia: It is likely that you have a failure of the production of sperm from the testes. It is unlikely that hCG will increase your count. I suggest that you have a consultation with an infertility urologist. He/she will recommend a testicular bx to assess your sperm production. You will probably need IVF with ICSI (intracytoplastic sperm injection) to fertilize eggs, and obtain a pregnancy. ...Read more

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I took clomid (clomiphene) 3 cycles with help of hcg i ovulated but no pregnancy,but in cycle 3 i took clomid (clomiphene),fsh+lh,hcg,to ovulate,will i continue on clomid (clomiphene) ?

Fertility specialist: The best person to answer this is your fertility specialist as they will know your body, lab work and will know how you responded to medication. A step by step approach is used infertility cases and each one must be individualized ...Read more

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Preg sympt, missed period, neg hCG but slightly elevated prolactin. Re-tested prolactin 2 days later and normal. Norm. Fsh, lh, estrogen. Why? Thanks!

Preg sympt, missed period, neg hCG but slightly elevated prolactin. Re-tested prolactin 2 days later and normal. Norm. Fsh, lh, estrogen. Why? Thanks!

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common things obgyns treat and there are many options for menstrual cycle regulation. It sounds like all your hormone testing was normal so the next step is to discuss your options for cycle regulation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had FSH test 2.4 and LH 2.6 on day 21 what does this mean im in a fertility clinic?

I had FSH test 2.4 and LH 2.6 on day 21 what does this mean im in a fertility clinic?

Nothing: Those are the wrong times for those tests generally. Not sure why anyone would test fsh at that time. Lh can be high around ovulation but know way to know what they mean. ...Read more

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Will taking HCG improve my fertility?

Will taking HCG improve my fertility?

Hormone therapy: HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, which is made by the human placenta and is the basis of the pregnancy test; when it is present it is detected and gives a positive test. In females, HCG is often used to trigger ovulation in ovulation induction cycles. It’s given when the follicles are mature (usually 18mm) to trigger ovulation. It is occasionally used in the luteal phase (last 1/2 of cycle). ...Read more

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Does taking hCG affect fertility in all cycles?

Does taking hCG affect fertility in all cycles?

Not in all cycles: Hcg, the pregnancy hormone, can be used as a trigger to ovulation. Structurally similar to luteinizing hormone, but longer lasting, HCG helps the follicle release the egg and switch from making estrogen to making progesterone, called luteinization. Hcg is also occasionally used to help the follicles mature. ...Read more

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Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

Drops worthless: Drops are worthless. You need a qualified physician to administer correctly the injection HCG and the original 500 calorie diet with strict adherence. The diet only works on abnormal fat and once you rid yourself of abnormal fat you will not lose any more weight on the HCG diet. Weightloss will actually improve fertility. ...Read more

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Can fertility medications falsely elevate FSH levels a month after taking medications?

Usually not: Usually fertility medications are very short acting. Even Clomid (clomiphene) which has the longest half-life cannot elevate your fsh level the next cycle. ...Read more

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How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

Superovulation: Fsh & lh help stimulate egg development in the ovaries. More eggs give you more embryos with better success rates for ivf. ...Read more

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Totalt:163 freet: 31.4tsh: 2.77 prolactin:6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Uro prescribed axiron but I am scared of the side effects due to fertility.Alternatives?

Totalt:163 freet: 31.4tsh: 2.77 prolactin:6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Uro prescribed axiron but I am scared of the side effects due to fertility.Alternatives?

Fertlity: You appear to have secondary hypogonadism. Your low testosterone level deserves a pituitary MRI to rule out pituitary disease. All hypogonadism impacts fertility. Testosterone does not improve this. One can use HCG injections to stimulate sperm counts when fertility is desired. ...Read more

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What are the differences in hCG drops, shots, and pills in regards to increasing fertility?

What are the differences in hCG drops, shots, and pills in regards to increasing fertility?

Only shots work ...: Hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a protein and only works in shot form - HCG drops and pills are *bogus* products sold to women on the "hcg diet". Hcg is used as part of fertility treatments, most often as a 'trigger shot' to tell your ovaries when to ovulate when taking medicines to increase egg production, or during in vitro fertilization (ivf) as a trigger or to help follicle development. ...Read more

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Hi! is 9.1 FSH on day 3 of the cycle compatible with fertility at the age of 47? Thanks and regards

Hi! is 9.1 FSH on day 3 of the cycle compatible with fertility at the age of 47?  Thanks and regards

47 or 49: Without too much delay you MUST see your Gynecologist as soon as you can. There may be sufficient change in your period for the Gynecologist prescribe medication, or the doctor will not change anything but will see you regularly. Please let me know what is happening. ...Read more

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If hCG is given to women for fertility then how can it be given to men for hypothalamic patuitary problems? And if it is given to men what does it do for them if they have hypothalamic patuitary problems?

If hCG is given to women for fertility then how can it be given to men for hypothalamic patuitary problems? And if it is given to men what does it do for them if they have hypothalamic patuitary problems?

HCG: Hcg is usally given to either men and women as a surrogate/substitute for luteinizing hormone (lh.) the HCG and lh molecular structures are nearly identical. In females lh triggers ovulations (among other things, ) likewise in males lh stimulates testicular leydig cells to produce testosterone (among other things.). ...Read more

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Do doctors trust the fertility test that tests for FSH on day 3 of a cycle? They supposedly are positive with levels of 25miu/ml of FSH in the urine.

Do doctors trust the fertility test that tests for FSH on day 3 of a cycle? They supposedly are positive with levels of 25miu/ml of FSH in the urine.

One way: It is one way and method, but i wouldn't rely on it completely. Other testings available and might be need for confirmation. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more