What type of doctor can order a luteinizing hormone?

Any doctor. Lh is a test that checks how well the pituitary gland is stimulating the ovary (in women) and testicle (in men) to make key fertility hormones.
All MDs/DOs. They can all order the test, but not all will order it.... So, most likely be done by ob/gyn or endocrinologists, and primary care docs who will manage the results..

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My doctor says my luteinizing hormone level is elevated. What kind of symptoms and/or problems would that cause?

Hormone deficiency. The elevation of luteinizing hormone itself does not cause symptoms, but it is likely elevated because of a deficiency of the "end organ hormone" (estrogen in a woman or testosterone in a man) - the symptoms would be related to that hormone deficiency. Read more...

What does luteinizing hormone LH mean?

Turns yellow. Luteining hormone is a peptide (not a steroid) hormone in the pituitary gland of both females and males. Its name (lh) comes from one of its actions in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa cells. Luteinization means literally to 'turn yellow.' luteinization is a necessary change in the ovary so that it can produce Progesterone after ovulation. Read more...

What should I do to boost luteinizing hormone?

Nothing. Luteinizing hormone is made by the pituitary gland. In men in stimulates the testes to make testosterone, in women it stimulates the ovaries to make estrogen as well as egg production. In women, there is natural cycle to the amount of lh made throughout the month. If your level is low, one needs to investigate for pituitary or hypothalamic problems. Taking hormones will also lower lh levels. Read more...

What causes luteinizing hormone to increase activity?

Time in cycle. Your hormones greatly fluctuate during different phases in your cycle. There are charts usually attached to lab reports that tell you what the average would be for where you are in your cycle. Read more...

What would happen if you gave a guy luteinizing hormone?

Leydig cells. Luteining hormone is a peptide hormone in the pituitary of females and males. Its name (lh) comes from an action in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa. In males lh stimulates the leydig cells of the testes to make testosterone. Please notice that unless done under supervision and in appropriately screened men, this is not an approved use and may be dangerous. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: luteinizing hormone?

Stimulates Ovulation. Luteinizing hormone (lh) is released by the master gland (pituitary) in the brain to cause ovulation. The egg is released from the ovary and ready to be fertilized. The ovary also then produces Progesterone to prepare the inside lining of the uterus for implantation of the fertilized egg and support it until the placenta takes over production of this vital hormone. Read more...
Pituitary hormone. Luteinizing hormone is a hormone produced by anterior pituitary gonadotroph cells. In males lh stimulates leydig cell production of testosterone. In females, a surge of lh triggers ovulation and development of the corpus luteum. Ovulation prediction kits tend to use lh as an indicator of impending ovulation. Read more...

What is the effect of high levels of luteinizing hormone (lh) on the ovary?

Lh stimulates ovary. High lh levels occur when an ovary is not responding easily to the lh signal from the brain (as in possibly close to menopause). Lh can also be high because of the time in the menstrual cycle it was checked. Read more...

What would be the immediate effect of a lack of luteinizing hormone?

Hormone imbalance. Lh is responsible for ovulation in women, as well as production of testosterone in both women and men. If it is suppressed, it usually means the hypothalamus is dysfunctional such as in long distance runners. There are many causes for hypothalamic dysfunction which can lead to hypogonadism (reduction in hormone production in the ovary or testicle). Read more...

In which part of the cycle is luteinizing hormone higher than FSH normal?

Around ovulation. At this point in your cycle there is a surge in both LH and FSH but much more so in the case of LH. Read more...