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What is the immediate effect of high level of luteinizing hormone in the ovary?

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Nicole Bressler
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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