Does Clomid (clomiphene) increase only FSH or both FSH and LH in males?

Most likely both. There is hyperstimujlation at times witrh increased pituitary hormones causing a serious problem in occasional women wishing to become pregnant .

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If fsh and lh are in range, would clomid still increase testosterone in a male?

Clomid use in males. Clomid has been used "off label" to increase testosterone especially in males wishing to preserve fertility (testosterone products are not advised in these situations) Clomid should increase testosterone but will also likely increase FSH and LH as well. Remember - it is OFF LABEL. Read more...

How long should men take clomid (clomiphene)? I'm afraid if I stop, my test, LH & FSH will drop to where it started. But I was able to raise test without hrt

Individual. Assuming this is to boost sperm count in someone with a low count, this is very individual. You must be follower usually by a urologist or fertility specialist who is very knowledgeable in this area because you can cause problems with too much or too little medicine. Read more...
NO CLOMID (clomiphene) FOR MEN! I do not use Clomid (clomiphene) on males. In my experience it does not improve sperm , but may cause "man boobs" which must be removed surgically. If you have to shave, and fantasize about sexy looking women--you do not need more testosterone! too much testosterone causes many physical and psychological problems! Read more...

What is the risk associated with suppressing fsh/lh when using Clomid (clomiphene) to increase testosterone in men?

High estrogen. Clomiphene is not ideal for increasing testosterone in men. It does not suppress fsh/lh; contrariwise it stimulates these hormones. Lh then stimulates testosterone production from the testis. Testosterone supplementation is a good choice if not interested in fertility. Anastrazole a better choice than Clomiphene if wanting to boost sperm production. Read more...
Clomid (clomiphene) increases LH. The use of Clomiphene citrate increases testosterone by increasing the lh levels and stimulating testosterone production by the testes. It also increases fsh ( thus it's use as a fertility drug for women) the only theoretic risk would be secondary to overstimulation of the testes, which in theory might increase the risk for testicular germ cell tumors, although i know of no diagnosed cases of this. Read more...

Clomid (clomiphene) help to increase FSH and LH to trigger ovulation, FSH and LH produce estrogen for lining, but why some drs say Clomid (clomiphene) will thin lining?

Antiestrogen. Clomid (clomiphene) works by blocking estrogen in your brain and pituitary gland. This makes the hormones rise which stimulate your eggs to grow. Unfortunately, it also blocks estrogen at the cervix and at your uterine lining. This can harm cervical mucus and make your uterus less receptive. Read more...

Male fsh=2.63; test.=228; no LH tested. Prescription for Clomid (clomiphene) 25mgqd. If stopped, risk of no sprm prduction? Hiding pituitary tumor? How long to clear system?

Maybe. Normal fsh suggests testes making sperm. Clomid (clomiphene) will induce higher fsh so testes might make more sperm. Clomid (clomiphene) can also increase lh such that testes also increase testosterone production. Suppressed lh & fsh in face of low testosterone suggests pituitary tumor. So does high prolactin leading to galactorrhea (breast milk). Check these levels & consider pituitary MRI if still worried. Read more...

Low Testostorone, low free T, low SBGH, normal LH, FSH, and TSH. Had increase in T with clomid (clomiphene). Does this rule out pituitary / hypothalamus problem?

Here are some ... Congratulate for improving T with Clomid, (clomiphene) but need to correlate T-level with clinical low-T-related Sx. This indicates HPT(hypothalamus-pituitary-testicular) axis still functions but suggests some dysfunction in hypothalamus, which has been observed in those having taken CNS-effecting drugs such as opiates for a long duration. Nonetheless, you're in best possible care and continue its use. Best .. Read more...

Can Clomid (clomiphene) raise FSH levels?

Yes. After taking Clomid (clomiphene) fsh levels may rise - this is the basis of the Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test (cct, also known as the ccct) which is a test of ovarian reserve or 'egg supply'. For this test you get an fsh level and Estradiol blood test on day 2 or 3, take 100 mg or two pills of Clomid (clomiphene) a day from days 5 to 9, then repeat the fsh test on day 10. Clomid (clomiphene) does not affect day 2 or 3 fsh levels though. Read more...

Male-low count (1.2mill), low motility (29%), high FSH (35). Will putting him on Clomid (clomiphene) & hCG help sperm--or stay away from Clomid (clomiphene) bc it raises fsh?

IVF/ICSI. With severe male factor infertility ivf and icsi is the best treatment. Especially here, fsh shows he is going into sperm failure just like women can go into early menopause. So usually there are no good treatments to help except ivf. Read more...

Fsh = 18.55, LH = 5.97, test=1197. I have been taking Clomid (clomiphene) for the last ten days: 25 mg every other day. What are possible causes of the high FSH?

Nevermind fsh! Your fsh is fine! i'm concerned about that high testosterone level. See your gyn for follow-up as to reasons for the elevation. Read more...
Maybe. It maybe due to clomid, (clomiphene) as Clomid (clomiphene) causes an increase in fsh. However, Clomid (clomiphene) was only used for a short period of time making it harder to say for sure if it's a Clomid (clomiphene) effect. If high fsh was present prior to clomid, (clomiphene) initiation, then that may mean that the testes are failing rather than a Clomid (clomiphene) effect. Read more...