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What Causes Low FSH And LH Levels And PMS Symptoms?

I m 37 years old and for the past 6 mos. had a very scanty period and for 3 mos. now it hadn t show up,had pms symptoms so as hot/cold flashes,bloating and palpitations. Did the bloodwork and everything showed up normal except for the low fsh and lh levels, actually less than 1. Not trying to get pregnant but the palpitations and bloating makes it so uncomfortable. GP can t explain what low fsh and lh level means..pls. help..
Mon, 9 Nov 2020
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In women, LH and FSH levels can help to differentiate between primary ovarian failure (failure of the ovaries themselves or lack of ovarian development) and secondary ovarian failure (failure of the ovaries due to disorders of either the pituitary or the hypothalamus). Increased levels of LH and FSH are seen in primary ovarian failure. Low levels of LH and FSH are seen in secondary ovarian failure and indicate a problem with the pituitary or hypothalamus. Consult an endocrinologist.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Vidya K. R., General & Family Physician
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What Causes Low FSH And LH Levels And PMS Symptoms?

Hello, In women, LH and FSH levels can help to differentiate between primary ovarian failure (failure of the ovaries themselves or lack of ovarian development) and secondary ovarian failure (failure of the ovaries due to disorders of either the pituitary or the hypothalamus). Increased levels of LH and FSH are seen in primary ovarian failure. Low levels of LH and FSH are seen in secondary ovarian failure and indicate a problem with the pituitary or hypothalamus. Consult an endocrinologist. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Vidya K. R., General & Family Physician