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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Can increased thyroid level at blood effect menstruation cycle? Or can TSH delay periods?

Can increased thyroid level at blood effect menstruation cycle? Or can TSH delay periods?

Not the TSH: It's not the TSH that can delay or alter periods, it's the thyroid abnormality that the body is trying to fix by increasing your tsh. No matter what your thyroid problem is, your doctor can help you keep your level normal, which should help regularize your periods unless you have another underlying gyn problem. ...Read more

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I am 28F. I am having normal T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels but TSH is 18.6. What will be the effect of this? I have pcos from my starting of menses

I am 28F. I am having normal T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels but TSH is 18.6. What will be the effect of this? I have pcos from my starting of menses

Hypothyroid?: While screening patients for thyroid disease, physicians often find increased (TSH) levels in patients with free thyroxine (T4) levels are not below normal. “Subclinical hypothyroidism, ” most commonly an early stage of hypothyroidism. On average, women with PCOS have higher TSH levels and are also more likely to have subclinical hypothyroidism when compared to age-matched controls without PCOS. ...Read more

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Hello, 43 years old. My last menstrual was 60days ago. Home pregnancy test is negativ. Blood test result tsh 1.54 e2 516 fsh 11.7 lh 36.1. HELP please.

Hello, 43 years old. My last menstrual was 60days ago. Home pregnancy test is negativ. Blood test result tsh 1.54 e2 516 fsh 11.7 lh 36.1. HELP please.

Age: Your age is the limiting factor in achieving your pregnancy. The ovarian reserve is significantly reduced and your odds of successfully becoming pregnant is low. Recommend seeing a fertility specialist to optimize fertility.
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Weight gain, irregular menstrual periods and acne. TSH - 6.50 ulU/ml, Free T3 - 4.28 pmol/l, T4 - 13.85 pmol/l. Take Eltroxin for hypothyroidism?

Weight gain, irregular menstrual periods and acne. TSH - 6.50 ulU/ml, Free T3 - 4.28 pmol/l, T4 - 13.85 pmol/l. Take Eltroxin for hypothyroidism?

TSH of 6.50 is...: A TSH level of 6.50 is too high, but there is no clear question being submitted here. If one's TSH was even higher in the past, then this would be an improvement. If one's TSH was lower in the past, then this would be a worsening. One's primary care doctor or one's endocrinologist can evaluate... and help answer the patient's true question, whatever that question might be. ...Read more

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What day of mentrual cycle should TSH be tested?

What day of mentrual cycle should TSH be tested?

Does not matter: The TSH level is related to thyroid function, and is not related to the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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New IV Fe. Heavy menses, soak super+ tampon <30min, new 1yr ago. Debilitating pain. Vag exam norm. TSH norm. To discuss options w/primary, ideas?

New IV Fe. Heavy menses, soak super+ tampon <30min, new 1yr ago. Debilitating pain. Vag exam norm. TSH norm. To discuss options w/primary, ideas?

Another opinion: I recommend that you be evaluated by another gynecologist if yours doesn't have an answer for your superheavy periods and debilitating? Pelvic pain. Any possibility of endometriosis? Are periods irregular? Any other bleeding tendencies? Any medications that accentuate bleeding (ex. Aspirin, Aleve)? ...Read more

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Can TSH 2.65 cause infertility? I'm 33 taking levothyroxine 25mcg frm 50dys, now TSH- 1.95 but my menses stopped. Should I take Levothy? Try'g for baby

Can TSH 2.65 cause infertility? I'm 33 taking levothyroxine 25mcg frm 50dys, now TSH- 1.95 but my menses stopped. Should I take Levothy? Try'g for baby

Normal TSHs: Hi. Both those TSHs are normal, so assuming you don't have pituitary disease, your thyroid was functioning normally with TSH 2.65 and your thyroid function is still in the normal range on the low dose of l-thyroxine with TSH 1.95. If your menses stopped, that's nothing to do with your normal thyroid function. Do a pregnancy test. Maybe you & your man succeeded! Good luck. ...Read more

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Been suffering from hypothyroidism for 17yrs. Got menses after I did lab tests this morning and the TSH shows 0.05mL. Do menses affect TSH results?

Been suffering from hypothyroidism for 17yrs. Got menses after I did lab tests this morning and the TSH shows 0.05mL. Do menses affect TSH results?

No: Menstrual bleeding does not alter one's level of thyroid hormones or one's TSH level. When a person's TSH level is low (compared to the lab's reference range), it usually means the person has too much thyroid hormone (increased thyroid hormone will lower the TSH), or less commonly, the person has difficulty producing TSH. ...Read more

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I have no symptoms of hypothyroid, my menstruation cycle is regular, I go to gym for about 1 hour, I feel healthy. But my TSH is high. Why is it so?

I have no symptoms of hypothyroid, my menstruation cycle is regular, I go to gym for about 1 hour, I feel healthy. But my TSH is high. Why is it so?

Hypothyroid: In the early stages of hypothyroidism you may have no symptoms at all. Frequently it is diagnosed by a screening blood test for tsh. This is called the subclinical stage, when the only indication of hypothyroidism is elevated tsh. It would also be helpful to know what the value of your free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 are. ...Read more

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Had TSH 2.65, is it hypothyroidism? Taking levothyroxine 25mcg and now its 1.95 but menses cycle is 37days or no mense. Will it be okay to stop levoth

Had TSH 2.65, is it hypothyroidism? Taking levothyroxine 25mcg and now its 1.95 but menses cycle is 37days or no mense. Will it be okay to stop levoth

Not hypothyroidism: TSH of 2.65 is within the normal range. Some people feel better when their TSH is lower within the normal range, closer to 1.0, but if supplementing your thyroid hormone is causing menstrual irregularity, then would recommend that you discontinue the levothyroxine. ...Read more

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My TSH is 21 uiu/ml, my menstruation cycle is regular, I ovulated last month on 17th day of my cycle. Can I try to concieve? Or wait til TSH is normal

Wait and Fix TSH: We have good information that the baby will be healthier if the TSH is < 2.5. Your value is quite high and should be treated before conception. Your gyn, pcp or an endocrinologist can assist you. It should only take a few weeks to control the thyroid issue but the wait is worth it. (link: http://bit. Ly/1awuret). ...Read more

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I had my hormones tested (fsh/lh/estradiol/tsh) 3 years ago. No pregnancies, but menses often delayed for 15-20 days, sometimes longer.

I had my hormones tested (fsh/lh/estradiol/tsh) 3 years ago. No pregnancies, but menses often delayed for 15-20 days, sometimes longer.

Don't know: What you're asking. Please rephrase into a question. If you need help or advice ask your physician. ...Read more

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I want to lower my testosterone level in my body. My menstrual cycle is irregular?

Str Dr: Have you had all of your hormones tested?! you may have stein leventhal syndrome which can be managed by medication. You do not say what your symptoms are but from your question I have suspicions. See your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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Can menstrual cycle affect haemoglobin levels?

Yes: Over the years, a woman may develop iron deficiency anemia (low hemoglobin) due to long term blood loss in the periods, particularly if they are prolonged and profuse. That said, a doc doing an iron deficiency anemia workup should at least consider GI blood loss as well. ...Read more

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Can estrogen levels be checked on day 22 of the menstrual cycle?

Can estrogen levels be checked on day 22 of the menstrual cycle?

Not really: You could check it but there is no way to interpret the results. It is very rare to need to check estrogen levels in a young woman. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the changes in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle?

Could you please describe the changes in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle?

Rise and fall: Simply put, estrogen rises after the period is finished x 14 days and if ovulation occurs then progesterone is added to the recipe for another 14 or so days. A couple of days before a menstrual period is due, Mother Nature "turns off the oven" and both hormone levels fall resulting in a period. ...Read more

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Why at age 52 do I still have severe pain with my menstrual cycle. And im pretty good at tolerating a high pain level. How can I better them?

Dysmenorrhea: Age is no bound fir this waxing problem affecting millions of women around the globe of different ages. I am presuming you have tried home remedies without success. If you haven't tried it, you may benefit from a trial of birth control pills fir a few months or an IUD, fir which a consult with an OB would be desirable. Feel better☺️ ...Read more

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Lmp aug.27/12, with due date of may31/13 with a 25-26 day menstrual cycle, hCG level of 634 on sept 25/12. When approx did I conceive?

Lmp aug.27/12, with due date of may31/13 with a 25-26 day menstrual cycle, hCG level of 634 on sept 25/12. When approx did I conceive?

HCG not helpful: The HCG level is not helpful in determining conception date. The most important information would be if there was any ultrasounds done. If any ultrasounds were done, provide the dates they were performed and the dating from those ultrasounds. ...Read more

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When is the right time and day to test for fsh, estrogen, progesterone and androstenidione levels if my menstrual cycle is of 24 days?

Differs: Estradiol and fsh are drawn around day 3 of the cycle. A Progesterone is drawn around day 20 or. 21. Androstenedione levels are uncommonly used in clinical practice, but their levels can vary through the cycle. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more