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Doctor insights on: What Hormone Stimulates Follicle Cells In Ovaries

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


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Am unmarried arnd 28 yrs old my flow of cycles decreased from 6 days to now 3 days my USG said in 2013have large follicle in right ovary my hormones FSH LH Progrsterone was normal by gyno now its continuously decreasing am i going to infertility?

Am unmarried arnd 28 yrs old my flow of cycles decreased from 6 days to now 3 days my USG said in 2013have large follicle in right ovary my hormones FSH LH Progrsterone was normal by gyno now its continuously decreasing am i going to infertility?

Unknown: There is not enough information for us to conclude anything about your future fertility. I would ask your obgyn to discuss the details of your FSH and LH hormone. They can go over the levels and tell you if anything is going on. Since your cycles are regular it is not likely there is a hormonal problem. ...Read more

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During hormones therapy for IVF left ovary produced 5 follicles, only 1 survived, the right ovary did not produce good ones although its healthy. Why?

Age: Age is most likely the factor in poor ovarian response to stimulation. The amount of antral follicles decrease as one gets older. No matter how much medication you use the number of follicles that can grow each month is predetermined. This occurs almost a year prior to the stimulated cycle. ...Read more

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Can folicle stimulating hormones still help me to ovulate after 3 years of diagnosis of not having eggs in my ovaries?

Can folicle stimulating hormones still help me to ovulate after 3 years of diagnosis of not having eggs in my ovaries?

No: If you have no eggs in your ovaries, no medication can make you ovulate. You will have to use a donor egg. All women are born with fixed number of eggs. One cannot increase this number with any medication. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have a nabothian cyst on my cervix, follicles in my left ovary and abnormal cells on my pap smear. What could it be?

I have a nabothian cyst on my cervix, follicles in my left ovary and abnormal cells on my pap smear. What could it be?

No relation: These findings are not related! Nabothian cysts are harmless enlarged cervical glands that may happen for all women. Producing follicles (eggs) is the normal function of the ovaries. How ever the abnormal cell on the cervix are of course abnormal! But it depends what is the extent of this abnormality, for each stage different follow-up or treatment is necessary. You have to consult your doctor. ...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 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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What can I do to stimulate my luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh)?

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 or inject able FSH & lh that can be helpful. See a fertility specialist and get tested, first. ...Read more

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What's the follicle-stimulating hormone?

What's the follicle-stimulating hormone?

Ovulation hormone: Follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) is produced by the anterior pituitary gland. Specifically, a cyclical increase in fsh secretion by the pituitary causes ovulation. Fsh also regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body. Fsh & lh act synergistically in reproduction. As a test for menopause , the fsh is chronically elevated. ...Read more

Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more