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Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland. It helps regulate the functions of both ovaries and testes to produce egg and sperm respectively. Low levels of FSH causes difficulty in getting pregnant.

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I have been concerned about testing positive for hypothyroidism six years ago, and not having menstrual period for seven years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female and my weight is 231 lbs and I am 5 feet 6 inches tall. I tested positive for hypothyroidism (7.88 MCL U/mL) six years ago. My FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) was very high too (48.4 ml U/mL). I have not had my period for seven years. I also quit smoking at...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have described everything in detail. It appears that you have a metabolic disorder. It seems that your stress level is very high and that seems to have contributed to the majority of the problems you are facing now....  Read Full »

I am a 40-year-old woman with endometriosis, and my FSH reading has elevated after stopping birth control. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have endometriosis and was on Lupron for around eight months. I then took Natazia continuously for approximately 6.5 months. I had my FSH tested three months back, and it was 1.37 mIU/mL. I wanted to test my hormones off the birth control and stopped the Natazia for seven days. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned that you stopped your birth control the last month, so ideally, any reading before the birth control stopping date should have been lower than 5 IU/mL, indicating that follicles are not developing. However, after stopping birth control, one would get...  Read Full »

My 56-year-old aunt has a high CA-125 value. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt is 56 years old. She has 24 to 25 mm endometrial thickness with internal vascularity. Her CA-125 value is 50.1 units/L, and her CEA is 6.4 µg/L. I think she has reached menopause because her FSH is high (91 IU/L), and she has post-menopausal bleeding. During a physical examina...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your aunt's symptoms are suggestive of hormonal imbalance due to her age, or it can be due to the menopausal stage. You must go for laparoscopic hysteroscopy dilation and curettage and send tissue for bio...  Read Full »

I have low levels of estradiol, follicle-stimulating hormone, and anti-mullerian hormone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My follicle-stimulating hormone Is 5.74, estradiol is 54, and anti-mullerian hormone is 1.74. But my gynecologist put me on hormone replacement therapy based on my symptoms. Is it okay to continue with the same?Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Can you please mention: What are your symptoms?What is your parity? Any medical conditions? So, I could help you properly. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

Is it normal to attain puberty at the age of 9?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it fine for a 9-year-old to start her period?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is less likely that a girl age 9 years would have started her periods. A detailed evaluation with probably MRI brain (for pituitary status), levels of LH (luteinizing hormone), FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), etc., will be r...  Read Full »

What are the best treatments to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, My sperm count is less than normal for the past six months. It ranges from 11 to 14 million/mL. The rest of the parameters are normal. Please advise a best treatment. I am taking Addyzoa for the past four months.   Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your sperm count and volume are low. If there is no improvement in these parameters after three months of medication, it is best to do intrauterine insemination (IUI). The sperm is treated or prepared before IUI and it helps to select motile fractions of the sperm for i...  Read Full »

I am doubtful whether PCOS and SUFE have any underlying cause. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a couple of conditions, and I would like to enquire whether there could be an underlying cause. I am a 27 year old female, and I have recently been told I have PCOS. I am not entirely surprised, as I have painful ovulation. I am due to have a follow-up to further discuss scan resul...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Certainly, there is a possibility of underlying hormonal abnormalities. Scarred kidney is due to infection, that should be left apart. SUFE and (PCOS) polycystic ovaries syndrome have hormonal causes, for which you will need extensive endocrinological evaluation. You...  Read Full »

I have PCOD. How to predict ovulation time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a medical abortion before three months. I have PCOD problem. I took Ubiphene tablet in after three months from day 2 of my period. I took a follicular scan on day 10th, and I was found to have a cyst in my RO measuring 0.12 ft cm and two follicles in my LO measuring 0.03 ft. I had a...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have got PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), it is very difficult to say the dominant follicle in your case. Usually, it is the dominant follicle that releases the ovum on day 14th of your cycle. As per your scan, it seems that all the things are not dominant folli...  Read Full »

My FSH level is low. Does it suggest my menopause is nearing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old and have been suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding. I used Deviry tablets for two years, and my periods have been normal after that, but heavy bleeding has been occurring for the past two months. My hemoglobin has gone to seven, and currently using the Regestrone tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry you have to suffer this way, do not worry, I will take care of you and get you better. Your diagnosis is menorrhagia (excessive bleeding) with anemia (low hemoglobin) and fibroid uterus. Your FSH (follicular stimulating hormone) report (attachment removed...  Read Full »

Is LH level 4.3 and FSH level 6.88 on day two of cycle normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My LH level is 4.30 and FSH level is 6.88 on the day two of my cycle. Is it normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to LH (luteinizing hormone) most of the time during the menstrual cycle is between 5 to 10 but around ovulation, hormone could increase. FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) 10 or above considered abnormal. FSH is normal here for you whereas LH just near lower limit. Not very ...  Read Full »

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