Follicle stimulating hormone

What is Follicle stimulating hormone?

It is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and helps in development of the follicles in the ovary.

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Hi, can you help at all, is it possible to have a test to see if you are going through the menopause at all, I am only 41 but am really stuffling with a lot of symptoms which I believe are possibly menopause related?

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Hello XXXXXXX

Yes, there are tests that can give an indication as to whether you are entering menopause. These include an FSH level (follicle stimulating hormone) and a vaginal pH swab. In menopause and after, follicle stimulating hormone which is...

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i am 45 missed 3 periods have had unusual weight 10+ punds during these 3 months while increasing exercise and eating healthier went to ob gyn she ran thyroid (something 8) pituitary gland and hair follicle stimulating hormone tests --- hair follicle stimulating hormone test result is 30 all others are in normal range --- I am wondering if this stricly menopause / perimenaposal or if i should have my primary run greater diagnostic on my adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid. No one in my family on any branch has ever begun menopause this early

doctor1 MD

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Coulc you attach the test reports ?

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Noted your concern.
Its not hair follicle stimulation hormone ( FSH). It is ovary follicle stimulatig hormone. The levels of FSH goes high nearing menopause ( perimenopause) and after menopause. FSH level of 30 indicates...

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I have had a day 21 progestorone test done. Do these tests mean I ovulate:

Serum FSH level 3.3 (low)
LH level 3.9
Serum Progesterone Day 21 of 27 day cycle 43 nmol/L

With the above results can I conceive naturally. I worried about FSH being low.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes you are ovulating and conceive naturally.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing to us about it.

I can understand your concern, though.

I have worked through your reports and your all values within normal range.

Your progesterone value is more than 25nmol/ L which means you are...

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Hello doctor, Im 52 yrs old. I have very large fibroids. In May 2013 I had FSH value 28.1. In Feb 2014 the FSH was 53 (two days ago). In between Ive been having somewhat irregular periods (in 2013: gaps of 40 days, 19 days, 37, 30, 32, 25, 22, 24, 35, 40, 28, 42 days), 5 times mid-cycle spotting between 2012 end and mid 2013. The last period was on 9th Feb almost no flow of blood. One doctor says I have to have immediate hysteroscopy since the echogenic endometrial lining has changed from 1mm to 14 mm from May 2013 to Feb 2014. FSH value in May end 2013: 28.1 and LH value in end May 2013 is 32.1. FSH value on 13th Feb 2014: 53.1 and LH value on 13th Feb 2014 : 30.9 They said hysterectomy can be delayed since no symptoms except negligible bladder misfunction from thin to normal flow of urine on and off. Another doctor said everything is normal for the menopausal age and I need not do hysteroscopy and wait for no periods for 6 consecutive months before doing ET check and if then the ET is more than 4 mm it is cause for concern. What do I make of this ? is it an emergency or not ? Please help. Thanks a lot

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Do not worry, get hysteroscopy done

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

I understand your concern.

You have informed that you have multiple big fibroids. Unfortunately I am not able to view the ultrasound reports that are attached. The files do not open. It would help if you could just type...

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I heard that if we get period four times in a year then it's fine... is it true ??

doctor1 MD

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Irregular menses

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Hello,
Thanks for the query.
It is not so . You should be getting your menses each month and regularly.If you have irregular cycles then you need to be investigated to rule out other common causes of irregular menses or delayed menses after ruling...

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little to no sperm production after orgasm. My age is 65.Is this normal when you get older.

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Hello and welcome,

It is normal for sperm content of the semen to decline as men age. However, it is not normal to have no sperm at all.

As men age, the quality of sperm decrease, and there is significantly more risk of birth defects in the baby....

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I am 49 and about 2 months ago went of the pill as I was not sexually active. Since going off the pill I have not had a period. I have recently met someone and I want to start back on the pill as eventough I think I am starting menopause I am still concerned about birth control. My question is do I have to wait till I actually have a period to start back,on the pill or can I start a new pack anytime.

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Hello,

You can start a pack at any time if it has only been 2 months since the last period. Your next period may be a bit heavier than last time, but I wouldn't expect anything too severe.

However, you may want to see where things are at with your...

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I'm thinking to go on steroids cycle to have some gains, my main concern would my testosterone completely and permanitley shut down after the cycle? Can I recover it ? What's the risk ?
My cycle is for 12 weeks
1. 600mg a week for equipose
2. 600mg of testosterone proppenate
3. 200mg of winstrol a week

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Testosterone

Detailed Answer:
It is inadvisable to take testosterone for the purpose of body-building or muscle gains, if you do not have Testosterone deficiency to begin with.

There are potential side effects if the cycle you have described is completed. It can cause irreversible...

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I am 44 and have had 10 day periods for a while now. They come every 25-28 days. This month it has been 16 days and running and it is getting progressively heavier with severe cramps. This morning there was large clots. My breast are very tender. I generally do not feel well. Should I be concerned? I coincidently have an ultra sound scheduled in 3 days but my symptoms have gotten worse since I last saw my gyn.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
From the history it seems that you are having Dysfunctional uterine bleeding. The irregular and heavy bleeding that you are having can be due to uterine fibroids, polyps or...

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Hello Doctor, I have been prescribed with few tests on 2nd day of period like FSH, TSH, LH, Prolactin. But i am traveling on my period due date so can i take tablet of postponing periods for 2 days. Will it effect the test results? If yes, can these test be done on 4th or 5th day?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
tests should be done on day 2 only

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Hormonal levels change with the days of the menstrual cycle.
Hence these hormonal tests (FSH, TSH, LH, Prolactin) are advised on the day 2 of the cycle....

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hello there.

i was scheduled for an iui this morning.. did gonal f this cycle and had 3 mature follicles. took ovidrel yesterday morning .. the iui was cancelled because after the sperm wash there was bacteria found in my husband's sperm? i'm not really sure what that could be from? the dr asked if i wanted to go in tomorrow to try with another sample, but what is the point.. the ovidrel was taken yesterday morning and now its already over 24 hours.. the iui would be composed of 2 back to back, but if one is tomorrow, there is no point doing it the following day, am i correct? also. i'm 40 . i have a healthy 2 year old at home conceived NO problem at all, and have had 2 miscarriages since .. what should i do about the iui.. if we have sex tonight instead would the bacteria still be of danger.. and is it already too late to try to conceive without the iui if the trigger shot was already done yesterday? i'm at a loss and feeling very discouraged :(

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Hi, can you help at all, is it possible to have a test to see if you are going through the menopause at all, I am only 41 but am really stuffling with a lot of symptoms which I believe are possibly menopause related?

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Hi, Over the past 12 months, I have been experiencing vsginsl dryness and a decrease in my sex drive. I am 31 years old and healthy. 12 months ago, I was taking phetemine, which is a weight loss drug. It assisted me in losing 50 lbs. I was on this...

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hello my last 2 menstrual cycles I've had an issue after my last 2 men's cycles. for some reason , after my cycle ends , a few days pass, and I begin to bleed again for a few more days I only see the blood when I wipe after I urinated. the...

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My sister and I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer Stage 1. Her oncologist says her FSH levels are high and that she will be doing chemo 1 day, every 3 weeks for a 4 week cycle. I have never heard of this. Is it common? My oncologist never mentioned anything about FSH.

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i am 28 years, my height is 5 feet 2.76 inches, my weight is 154.323, i have had a miscarriage two years ago in feb 2009, i have been trying to get pregnant for a year and 2 months now, took 5 cycles of clomid and 2 cycles of shots, one gonal and one festimon, I have 35 days cycle when should i go to check my follicle count and size naturally without meds?Please help! my doctor says to go on day 13 what do think also should i wait or should i start taking the meds again, this is my second cycle off

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Hi i am 42 year old but my shape and beauty give me the age of 20year only. i have 2 babies i like to concieve a gain
reguler mense but my hormones is high fsh 34 L H14 now there is atrial to use fostimon injectinon 6 per day since 4th day of my cycle could it work to morrow is the 12 day of my cycle please help me

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