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Doctor insights on: Luteinizing Hormone Levels During Pregnancy

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Iam 22 not married nor pregnant. The test show that my LH hormone is high. What is the reason? How does it affect my life in future like pregnancy

Iam 22 not married nor pregnant. The test show that my LH hormone is high. What is the reason? How does it affect my life in future like pregnancy

Depends: Lh levels vary during the menstrual cycle. If it was done mid cycle, it would be high associated with ovulation. If your periods are regular, you should not worry about the level. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the effect of high levels of luteinizing hormone (lh) on the ovary?

What is the effect of high levels of luteinizing hormone (lh) on the ovary?

Lh stimulates ovary: High lh levels occur when an ovary is not responding easily to the lh signal from the brain (as in possibly close to menopause). Lh can also be high because of the time in the menstrual cycle it was checked. ...Read more

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My doctor says my luteinizing hormone level is elevated. What kind of symptoms and/or problems would that cause?

My doctor says my luteinizing hormone level is elevated. What kind of symptoms and/or problems would that cause?

Hormone deficiency: The elevation of luteinizing hormone itself does not cause symptoms, but it is likely elevated because of a deficiency of the "end organ hormone" (estrogen in a woman or testosterone in a man) - the symptoms would be related to that hormone deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the immediate effect of high level of luteinizing hormone in the ovary?

What is the immediate effect of high level of luteinizing hormone in the ovary?

Depends: Right before ovulation occurs, there is a spike in the level of luteinzing hormone (lh). This triggers the release of the egg from the ovary. However high levels of lh are associated with menopause or polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). High lh in pcos cause there to be no ovulation and an increase in androgens that can cause hair growth on face & chest. These are a few examples. ...Read more

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What is the immediate effect of a high level of luteinizing hormone (lh) on the ovary?

Steroidogenesis: Hi. LH causes steroid hormone synthesis in the ovary (not all by itself, but it's a major player). ...Read more

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What does luteinizing hormone LH mean?

What does luteinizing hormone LH mean?

Turns yellow: Luteining hormone is a peptide (not a steroid) hormone in the pituitary gland of both females and males. Its name (lh) comes from one of its actions in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa cells. Luteinization means literally to 'turn yellow.' luteinization is a necessary change in the ovary so that it can produce Progesterone after ovulation. ...Read more

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What should I do to boost luteinizing hormone?

What should I do to boost luteinizing hormone?

Nothing: Luteinizing hormone is made by the pituitary gland. In men in stimulates the testes to make testosterone, in women it stimulates the ovaries to make estrogen as well as egg production. In women, there is natural cycle to the amount of lh made throughout the month. If your level is low, one needs to investigate for pituitary or hypothalamic problems. Taking hormones will also lower lh levels. ...Read more

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What causes luteinizing hormone to increase activity?

Time in cycle: Your hormones greatly fluctuate during different phases in your cycle. There are charts usually attached to lab reports that tell you what the average would be for where you are in your cycle. ...Read more

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What would happen if you gave a guy luteinizing hormone?

What would happen if you gave a guy luteinizing hormone?

Leydig cells: Luteining hormone is a peptide hormone in the pituitary of females and males. Its name (lh) comes from an action in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa. In males lh stimulates the leydig cells of the testes to make testosterone. Please notice that unless done under supervision and in appropriately screened men, this is not an approved use and may be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: luteinizing hormone?

What is the definition or description of: luteinizing hormone?

Stimulates Ovulation: Luteinizing hormone (lh) is released by the master gland (pituitary) in the brain to cause ovulation. The egg is released from the ovary and ready to be fertilized. The ovary also then produces Progesterone to prepare the inside lining of the uterus for implantation of the fertilized egg and support it until the placenta takes over production of this vital hormone. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a luteinizing hormone?

Any doctor: Lh is a test that checks how well the pituitary gland is stimulating the ovary (in women) and testicle (in men) to make key fertility hormones. ...Read more

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What would be the immediate effect of a lack of luteinizing hormone?

What would be the immediate effect of a lack of luteinizing hormone?

Hormone imbalance: Lh is responsible for ovulation in women, as well as production of testosterone in both women and men. If it is suppressed, it usually means the hypothalamus is dysfunctional such as in long distance runners. There are many causes for hypothalamic dysfunction which can lead to hypogonadism (reduction in hormone production in the ovary or testicle). ...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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What nutrients are required for creation of luteinizing hormone and testosterone?

What nutrients are required for creation of luteinizing hormone and testosterone?

Many: My best recommendation to use is to have a very well balanced diet high in vegetable fiver and water. For most people, the well balanced diet gives you what you need. ...Read more

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How to increase luteinizing hormone lh?

How to increase luteinizing hormone lh?

Why: Why would you want to increase lh. A rise in lh signifies a low estrogen level in a female - which is menopause. There's no reason to, or method for, attempting to increase lh in an otherwise normal female. ...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?

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

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Can you tell me about hormone physiology: what's the difference between follicle-stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone?

Can you tell me about hormone physiology: what's the difference between follicle-stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone?

FSH and LH: I suggest that you go online to learn about FSH and LH. There are several articles designed specifically for persons who are not doctors.
Any questions after going through the articles (take your time) send in another note or question. ...Read more

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My blood test shows, FSH at 0.97miu/ml and luteinizing hormone at <0.2miu/ml. I am experiencing ED and malase! What does this mean?

My blood test shows, FSH at 0.97miu/ml and luteinizing hormone at <0.2miu/ml. I am experiencing ED and malase! What does this mean?

Malase: Erectile dysfunction is uncommon at your age and needs careful attention by your doctor. At the same time your doctor MUST review the lab results and determine why they are so low.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Tests show high Luteinizing hormone and PCOS. Other hormones look normal. Also have liver disease - how could this affect the LH result?

Tests show high Luteinizing hormone and PCOS. Other hormones look normal. Also have liver disease - how could this affect the LH result?

PCOS & Liver: With PCOS, many women have increased cholesterol. That can lead to fatty deposits in the liver as evidenced by US and by incresed ALT. The LH level is pulsatile so there is very little value in measuring it in women with PCOS. It is not one of the diagnostic criteria for determining PCOS. Focus on an insulin glucose tolerance test, androgen levels. Treatment is diet, exercise & metformin for most. ...Read more

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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

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

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If a woman has a boy baby, will it affect her hormone levels more than if she has a girl baby, during her pregnancy?

If a woman has a boy baby, will it affect her hormone levels more than if she has a girl baby, during her pregnancy?

Yes!: The hormone HCG produced by the placenta, turns on both the mother's ovaries and fetuses" ovaries or testes. The infant, if male, has testes are turned on by hcg, producing testosterone which enters the blood stream of the mother. "an old wives tale, " that a mother with child who is highly interested in sex carrying a boy versus girl, has some scientific basis! ...Read more

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Can multinodular goiter cause problems if hormones levels stay normal, began during pregnancy with palps, enlarges at times, fam hist of goit removed?

No: If your thyroid levels are normal with appropriate therapy, it's as if you never had a problem. No other hormone levels will be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Steiner
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Luteinizing Hormone (Definition)

Luteinizing hormone (lh) is released by the master gland (pituitary) in the brain to cause ovulation. The egg is released from the ovary and ready to be fertilized. The ovary also then produces Progesterone to prepare the inside lining of the uterus for implantation of the fertilized egg and support it until the placenta takes over production ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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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