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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.

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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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