Top
10
Doctor insights on: Lh Fsh Ratio In Pcos

Share
Dr. Michael Opsahl
317 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
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

4

4
Just got diagnosed with pcos. Have high dheas, mild hirsutism, 3:1 lh/fsh ratio. What causes high dheas? Any specific follow up tests you recommend?

Just got diagnosed with pcos.  Have high dheas, mild hirsutism, 3:1 lh/fsh ratio.  What causes high dheas? Any specific follow up tests you recommend?

Dheas: Before you have follow up tests you must see your doctor again and have her/him carefully discuss the problems that were found and then discuss in detail what needs to be done. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

5

5
I have pcos and my lh:fsh ratio is typically 3:1 throughout my 40-50 cycle, but it reaches 1:1 at time of menses (whenever they come). Why is this?

I have pcos and my lh:fsh ratio is typically 3:1 throughout my 40-50 cycle, but it reaches 1:1 at time of menses (whenever they come). Why is this?

Why rechecking?: I am not sure why you are rechecking your lh/fsh ratio. This test can be used once as supportive evidence of pcos but there is no value in rechecking it as the information it provides does not guide the clinical management in anyway or provide any new information that the patient can use. It will also vary depending on what day of the cycle it is done. ...Read more

6

6
If my hormones are -ALL- normal including total, free, and bioavail testosterone and I have PCOS, what is causing my elevated LH:FSH ratio 3:1?

PCOS: PCOS causes an elevated LH:FSH ratio. This is one of the findings of PCOS. The cause is unknown. There is an abnormal signal to the hypothalamus that inhibits the production of FSH. This signal is associated with obesity and elevated levels of insulin. ...Read more

8

8
If luteinizing hormone (8.2) was greater than FSH (2.1) around mid cycle i think after ovulation, is that pcos because of lh:fsh ratio? Testos. <0.69

Possible: PCOS is the diagnosis of exclusion in that you need to make sure you rule other causes of menstrual irregularities. Most important clinical feature is menstrual irregularities and hyperandrogenic signs /symptoms plus or minus polycystic ovaries on ultrasound. It is very clinical one and you need to see endocrinologist or OBGYN ...Read more

9

9
Is PCOS or non classic CAH?FSH/LH are 1:3 ratio Testosteron Androstenedion 17Oh Progesteron are high Cortizol DHEA-S SHBG PROLACTIN Normal ACTH low

ACTH stimulation: If you have features of both problems, the male hormone levels and menstrual irregularities and infertility are the hallmarks of a diagnosis of PCOS. What does your Endo or Gyne/Endo say about this ? Ask them for answers, which may include an ACTH stim test to see how your pituitary axis is functioning to start with, followed by more adrenal function testing... ...Read more

10

10
Is it pcos? Hormones and lh/fsh ratio all normal, metabolic panel normal, A1c is 5.1. There are cysts on ovaries. What is causing the hyperandrogenism

Is it pcos? Hormones and lh/fsh ratio all normal, metabolic panel normal, A1c is 5.1. There are cysts on ovaries. What is causing the hyperandrogenism

Not enough info: Or unrelated info. Lh/fsh ratio is no longer part of any current diagnostic protocol, a1c and metabolic panel have never been part of pcos diagnosis, "hormones normal" is way too vague. All women have ovarian cysts on us, pcos has a specific look. You have not given any androgen values, why do you say you have hyperandrogenism? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
1,197 doctors shared insights

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more