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 high prolactin.Will this affect my fertility?

Query: Hi, My doctor said that I have high prolactin, almost 200, but I have regular periods. My periods are regular and usually have an interval of 30-33 days. I do not have any othe menstrual symptoms, other than milky nipple discharge. I take ovulation tests every month and comes back positive on my fer...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. High prolactin levels with galactorrhea (milky nipple discharge other than normal breast feeding) can often cause delayed ovulation and irregular menses. The ovulation kits detect the LH surge and do not exactly tell us if there has been ovulation at all. Th...  Read Full »

Would my low sperm count have an adverse effect on IVF and ICSI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male with a low sperm count of 1.9 million. My blood work shows that I have a high FSH. Our doctor highly suggested that I get genetic testing done before we proceed with an IVF or an ICSI. I would like to know why he would suggest that.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to inform you that the low sperm count and high FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) are indicative of organic disorders of the testes. In other words, the parameters indicate the possibility of either a partial or a complete testicular failure. The g...  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 resu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 table...  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Even though I am on birth control injections, am I still ovulating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Depo birth control injection, and I was prescribed Medroxyprogesterone to induce my periods. Does not that mean my body is ovulating even though I am on birth control?  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. No, you are not ovulating. Let me explain. The progesterone hormone level is very high when on Depo birth control injection. This will suppress the normal rise in hormones, due to which your follicles will not de...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female, and my period is late. How to get my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and my period is late. It has been 28 days, but I normally get my period on the 27th day. Why did not I get my period still? Please help. How can I bring my period?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I request you to provide following information: Dates of the last three or four menstrual cycles. Are you sexually active? If yes, please mention the dates of sexual encounters in the last two months. Do you suffer from any...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of Klinefelter syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, who weighs 95 kg, and I am obese. I have small testicles and penis. My testosterone level is 7.8. The test was done at 9 AM. I have very less body hair, little hair on my legs, and a lot of pubic hair. I have less beard growth and no hair in the armpits. I am con...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw your detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and from the history that you mentioned, it does seem that you might be possibly having Klinefelter syndrome but, there are some tests which are not confirming your di...  Read Full »

Can a higher level of FSH indicate early menopause at the age of 30 years?

Query: Hi doctor, My 30 year old sister recently tested her FSH levels, and the test result showed that she is going through early menopause. So, the doctor gave her Progyluton. Please give us your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The following history will be helpful to give a proper opinion: What is her FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) level? Is she trying to conceive? Is she having any menopausal symptoms? Progyluton is just the combination of estrogen and prog...  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 3.8 cm and two follicles in my LO measuring 1.0 cm and 0.8 cm. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 follic...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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