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Explain a 3.8 FSH level?

Explain a 3.8 FSH level?

Need context: FSh labs results need to be interpreted knowing information about the patient otherwise it's hard to interpret. According to your profile if you are a 47 year old female then a low FSH means that your not in menopause yet ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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My FSH level is 1.77 and my LH is 10.26. Are these normal?

My FSH level is 1.77 and my LH is 10.26. Are these normal?

Depends: FSH and LH levels depend on many factors and it would be better to let you doctor make the interpretation. For info, consult these two sites.
http://www. Webmd. Com/women/follicle-stimulating-hormone? Page=3
http://www. Webmd. Com/women/luteinizing-hormone? Page=3 ...Read more

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What does it mean if my LH level is higher than FSH level? Does it mean I may be diagnosed with pcos?

What does it mean if my LH level is higher than FSH level? Does it mean I may be diagnosed with pcos?

Depends: Lh and fsh levels vary during the cycle. For instance around ovulation lh goes very high. So those tests need to be interpreted based on the timing as well. As far as pcos those tests have nothing to do with the diagnosis at all. So usually not very important except is unusual circumstances when a diagnosis is hard to see. ...Read more

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Can a 44 year old woman with an elevated FSH level in perimenopause still get pregnant with her own eggs?

Yes: It is possible but chance are low. On average at age 44 even with normal fsh values pregnancy rates with ivf are less than 5%. So with abnormal values rates are affected. But it is not impossible. ...Read more

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Took a home fertility test it says, my FSH level is normal what does this mean exactly can I get pregnant?

Nothing: That test does not tell you anything. Fsh has to be interpreted with other hormones at the same time. But I would assume you should be able to get pregnant. If you are having difficulty hen you would want to see a specialist. Otherwise would try and see what happens. ...Read more

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Testosterone level test done FSH level was 1.3 and testosterone showed 7.3 nmol/l. I am 28 years old male is that normal?

Testosterone level test done FSH level was 1.3 and testosterone showed 7.3 nmol/l. I am 28 years old male is that normal?

Could be low: A testosterone level of 7.3 nmol/l is low, the fsh is normal. However, the pituitary hormone to check is lh not fsh, as lh is the one responsible for testost production. You should do repeat levels in the morning, and should get a free testosterone and/or bioavailable testosterone level, as the labs that do these tests are more reliable than general labs. If low, you need evaluation to see why. ...Read more

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Fsh level 4.9 lh 3.7 prolactin 134 but oestoadoil 90 pmol what does the oestoadiol mean is this bad I bleed on cd 13/14 cycle red blood durin sex?

Fsh level 4.9 lh 3.7 prolactin 134 but oestoadoil 90 pmol what does the oestoadiol mean is this bad I bleed on cd 13/14 cycle red blood durin sex?

Need to Eval Prolact: Sounds like bleeding during ovulation, (~15 days before menses). Could be an ovarian cyst or other problem of uterus/cervix. FSH, LH, E2 progesterone all change during the the cycle. The E2 is low for most of cycle and FSH low for E2.
Now the PROLACTIN if in standard units is sig ELEVATED and could be causing the FSH/E2 prob and that causing the bleeding. The high PROLACTIN NEEDS MORE EVALUATION. ...Read more

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My FSH level is <0.2, LH level is 0.4, estradiol is 21.6. Just got my most recent T level and its 371. Would this mean I have secondary hypogonadism?

My FSH level is <0.2, LH level is 0.4, estradiol is 21.6. Just got my most recent T level and its 371. Would this mean I have secondary hypogonadism?

Nope!: Your Total T is presumably normal (371 is generally in normal range for most labs) so this lab by itself doesn't represent hypogonadism. Your FSH is suppressed & LH is low because you're taking Axiron, a prescription topical T product. Once you start T replacement, there's no need to check FSH & LH. However, checking both FSH & LH are useful prior to starting TRT to determine cause of hypogonadism ...Read more

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Hi my fSh level was 140 what does this mean?

Post-menopausal: Assuming your lab reports results in the same units that mine does, then this level is consistent with extremely low estrogen, or menopause.

I'm sorry you have to come to Healthtap to get answers to your questions. Whenever I order laboratory studies I call my patient to discuss the results. This is how non-socialized medicine works, because I have an investment in my patients. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a male to have a 0.7 FSH level?

FSH level: Fsh controls testicular function mainly spermatogenesis if sperm development is affected then fsh goes up so levels you quote are normal if sperm counts are normal. ...Read more

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Can you check your FSH level while ovulating?

No: Fsh levels are meaningless except when done close to the 3rd day of your cycle. An elevated level suggests that you have fewer eggs and possibly ones that are of lesser quality. ...Read more

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What should FSH level be if you are on HRT post hysterectomy?

What should FSH level be if you are on HRT post hysterectomy?

Not measured!: If you had a hysterectomy with oophotectomy (which is removal of the ovaries) your FSH will go very high, usually into the 100's. The FSH responds differently in different people to HRT. In some it does not change in others it comes to undetectable. What is important is how you feel not a number! Also, know in situation it is safe and appropriate to be on HRT, see link. ...Read more

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My FSH level is 9.2 is its normal and also my cervix is high is its normal and also I got 11 day long cycle what is the reasons?

My FSH level is 9.2 is its normal and also my cervix is high is its normal and also I got 11 day long cycle what is the reasons?

Yes and no: Your FSH level is in the normal range. It is not abnormal to have a cervix that sits high, but an 11 day cycle is not normal. If you mean that you had eleven days from the first day of one period until the first day of the next episode of bleeding, you need to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I just had my FSH level tested about 2.5 weeks after I menstruated per my OBGYN. I am 39 and my level was 4.5. is that a good number.

Hard to say: The FSH should be checked on the 3rd day (CD 3) of your menstrual cycle to be interpreted. It sound like yours was tested sometime after ovulation; there is no meaningful way to interpret the number at that time. Talk to your doctor about the reasons, and good wishes. ...Read more

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FSH level 49.0 haven't had a period in almost three months can I conceive still?

Not likely: The FSH value is high indicating that the ovary is not responding to stimulation to ovulate. Thus, no ovulation, no conception. Consult with a Fertility GYN MD if you are trying to conceive. ...Read more

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My LH level is 4 and FSH level is 2, 3 days before my cycle. Does it indicated pcos?

Nope: A diagnosis of pcos usually gives a lh to fsh ratio of 3:1 in about 30% of women with pcos. A more efficient assessment may be to use the ratio of fasting levels of glucose to insulin. When <4.5, this ratio has strong correlation with Insulin resistance. Go see you doctor for further explanation. ...Read more

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Is FSH level of 18 considered high if the lab range is (3-17.99) in low T, does that point towards testicular failure?

Close to normal: This value is essentially normal or close to the high end of normal. Check with a urologist or endocrinologist if concerned about testicular function ...Read more

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Thanks doctor for replay. I'm prescribed to take agnus castus, it will decrease FSH level but will it really increase the chance of conception?

Thanks doctor for replay. I'm prescribed to take agnus castus, it will decrease FSH level but will it really increase the chance of conception?

Probably not.: There is not enough scientific data to be sure, but it is doubtful that agnus castus (chasteberry) will increase the chance of conception. ...Read more

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Semen analysis says 2.5 lacs count & only few numbers are motile took all tests (fsh level HIV etc) evrythng is normal. Is possible to increase count?

Semen analysis says 2.5 lacs count & only few numbers are motile took all tests (fsh level HIV etc) evrythng is normal. Is possible to increase count?

Yes: First, make sure you've had an ultrasound done to sure no varicocele. No smoking, pot, or hot tubs. Try something like proxeed which is over the counter. ...Read more

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I have azoospermia. My FSH level is 7.74, LH is 7.73 and testosterone total is 2.13. Is this symptom for pri or sec hypogonadism. Sam taken at 7:30 am?

I have azoospermia. My FSH level is 7.74, LH is 7.73 and testosterone total is 2.13. Is this symptom for pri or sec hypogonadism. Sam taken at 7:30 am?

Azoospermia: In males with azoospermia it is important to rule out obstructive versus non-obstructive azoospermia. This can be accomplished by looking at the ejaculate volume, ph, and the presence or absence of fructose. A history and physical examination with appropriate lab testing is important. In this case I would repeat the testosterone in the A.M. (in our lab 2.13 is low) and this would be secondary. ...Read more

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What is a normal LH and FSH level in males?

LH and FSH: Normal range for both approximately 1 to 8 mIU/mL in most laboratories. You could ask the lab to tell you the units of measurements that are used by them. A lot of times, the normal ranges are mentioned on test results. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes low FSH level in males?

Please tell me what causes low FSH level in males?

FSH levels are: Normally "low" in normal males -- from 2.0 to about 9.2. Lower levels are generally difficult for most assays to detect -- but can be due to a variety of medications (particularly anti-convulsants), as well as pituitary deficiency including hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism and less commonly other disorders including testicular cancer. Check w/your doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my FSH level is 1.77 and my LH is 10.26 is it normal?

Need a lot: More info, as lab will vary with time of day and time of cycle. Best to discuss w/your physician. ...Read more

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My FSH level is 9.5, LH level is 7.5 and PROLACTIN level is 2.83 on the 2nd day of my cycle. Are these values normal?

Why tests done?: The normalcy of these results depends on the context in which they were ordered. For example, a 3rd day FSH below 5 would suggest acceptable ovarian reserves; this test is done to assess a woman's fertility. Yours was 2nd day, which is different, but interpreting these results would depend on the clinical context within which they were ordered. ...Read more

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Fsh levels in menopause, peri menopauseI have a FSH level of 46. I have read that if the level is less than 50 this is perimenopause?

Fsh levels in menopause, peri menopauseI have a FSH level of 46. I have read that if the level is less than 50 this is perimenopause?

Menopause: Hi Kim,

Menopause is defined as no menses for 1 year. Prior to this, bleeding may be irregular, heavy periods or light. You may have night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances. The average age of menopause is 52.4 years. 5 years on either side of this may represent a peri-menopausal state. Listen to your body and no matter the lab value, no period for a year is menopause. ...Read more

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Fsh level 4.2 and LH is 6.1 on day 2 of the cycle and progesterone day 21 is 14.6 is it pcos?

Fsh level 4.2 and LH is 6.1 on day 2 of the cycle and progesterone day 21 is 14.6 is it pcos?

Need more tests. ..: Lh higher than fsh on day 2 suggests pcos but is not part of the official diagnosis, which is 2 out of 3 of 1) irregular periods / no periods 2) hyperandrogenism - too much male-type hormones on blood tests or symptoms like acne, oily skin, or unwanted hair growth or 3) ultrasound showing an enlarged ovary and / or high antral follicle counts. Your lab work shows ovulation, can't diagnose pcos yet. ...Read more

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If trying to get pregnant @ age 34. What should I expect to see as a normal estradiol level & FSH level?

If trying to get pregnant @ age 34. What should I expect to see as a normal estradiol level & FSH level?

Ovarian reserve: Fsh rises as the ovaries age. Levels normally change during the menstrual cycle. It is best obtained on the third day of the cycle. Levels should be less than 9. As for estradiol, it also should be obtained on the third day of the cycle and it should be less than 50. Levels above 80 signify diminished ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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What can cause low FSH level in males?

Low FSH: Surely your doctor examined you and obtained lab data which included a low FSH.
Did he/she not tell you what a low FSH meant and what needed to be done about it.
If this discussion did not happen please call the doctor and ask for more advice. ...Read more

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What is a normal FSH level range for a man?

Wide range: Levels change with age. Such a specialized test should be interpreted by the physician who knows about your health. Consult these sites for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/women/follicle-stimulating-hormone? Page=3
http://www. Questdiagnostics. Com/testcenter/BUOrderInfo. Action? Tc=7137&labCode=SEA ...Read more

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Fsh level at 5.4 on last day of cycle, is normal?

Yes but: This level is normal provided it was drawn on the 2nd 3rd or 4th day of the cycle. ...Read more

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Is FSH level of 1.6 normal for a 28/male? What does that level mean?

Is FSH level of 1.6 normal for a 28/male? What does that level mean?

Appropriate level: This level is on the lower end of expected values for an adult male, but may be appropriate for the stated age. The value should be correlated with the clinical presentation. ...Read more

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Does a high FSH level indicate low estrogen or hight estrogen?

Low estrogen: Fsh stimulates estrogen production. If estrogen is low the stimulation increases, causing the fsh to be elevated. ...Read more

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What could an FSH level of 33 and LH level of 15 on day 7 of my cycle mean? I have regular (ish) cycles and am 32 years old.

Too non-specific: It doesn't really mean or indicate much of anything - those numbers are "normal" but there is no interpretation when drawn on CD 7. To assess ovarian reserve you need to check on CD3 (and 7 is too late.) Sometimes tested for PCOS to calculate a ratio, but this is out of date and not part of a PCOS dx anymore. They are normal, that's good. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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