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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?

Possibly: Lh levels are usually higher than fsh levels approximately 1 1/2 to 2 times with patients having polycystic ovarian syndrome. At times the lh level can be higher right before ovulation though. ...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

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)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more