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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Why am I losing more hair in the crown region?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old woman. I weigh 70 kg and my height is 5 feet 4 inches. I am facing severe hairfall problem. I can see the roots coming out with the hair. I am a working professional, had premature graying so I used to apply color to cover gray. Last year I had Adgain capsules and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your question. First thing is, I recommend you to do the following tests: FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (Luteinizing hormone) ratio. Serum cortisol levels both AM and PM values. Check for ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic hormone) levels in blood... Read Full »
I got period in mid follicle stimulation cycle. Is it fine?
Query: Hi doctor, I was going through follicle stimulation. My doctor started with Siphene 100 mg for five days, moved to FSH injections 75 for five days and when there was not enough growth in follicles she asked me to inject Humog 75 for two days. However, I got my periods the day I took the first Humog... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Getting periods in between only means that the follicles were not healthy enough. This is usually triggered by poor ovulation induction. Endometrial growth depends on the estradiol release from the follicles. So if follicles are not good, estrogen levels are not correct, ... Read Full »
Does Wellbutrin affect testosterone levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I suddenly developed sexual dysfunction, I have reduced interest, arousal, plateau, and orgasm. The triggering event seems to be the discontinuation of 150 mg Bupropion because of adverse effects. I switched to 20 mg Citalopram, and over the course of six month... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the history you gave and the levels of testosterone you mentioned, it is very high level of serum testosterone. There are usually some males who normally have high testosterone levels without any major underlying disease. I will d... Read Full »
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 »
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. Ther... Read Full »
The blood reports show high estradiol and FSH. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have done two blood checks (the second one on day three of menstruating). It showed estradiol of 73.4 and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) of 7.5. My general physician said this was a problem, but I could not do much. However, I can send you the results if needed. I am 30 years old... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You have not given your detailed gynecology, obstetric, medical, and drug history. However, I have seen your reports in which estradiol is low, which should be high, and Fsh is high, which should be low. Have you b... Read Full »
Can testicles injury result in low testosterone levels?
Query: Hi doctor,Two months ago, I had a hit on my testicles. For first one week, I suffered with pain in the testes during erection. My erection improved after two weeks. But, in general, my erection is slightly weak. I have had a scan done and the doctor said that I have a swollen blood vessel. But, he d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax and do not worry. I think you are suffering from varicocele, dilated veins of testis. This will not be caused by trauma. A long term untreated varicocele can cause changes in your sperm parameters such as sperm count, motility, etc. Your weak e... Read Full »
Can I have a biological child with my husband if he has azoospermia?
Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for one and a half years, but we got a huge shock when we did the tests. All my reports were normal, but my husband has azoospermia. We just do not know what to do. He does not smoke or drink and leads a healthy life. Then, why did he get this? Can I conceive natur... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. He is suffering from non-obstructive azoospermia. It can happen to anyone not only those who smoke or drink. There are many other reasons. 50 percent of azoospermic men can have their own child. But, firstly, the cause of azoosperm... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old white female. My height is 5'4" and weight is 165 lbs. I am a healthy athlete (crossfit athlete and a former state champion). I had a very high stress as entrepreneur for more than 5 years. My initial complaints were low energy, depression, fatigue, irregular, heavy per... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is probably PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) as you mentioned. Your history is consistent with it. I need the actual report of testosterone to know the method used for analysis and whether it was total or bioavailable testosterone. I noticed the liver fu... Read Full »
What is the solution for secondary amenorrhea?
Query: Hi doctor, My sister has had secondary amenorrhea for the last six years. Her LH and FSH are very low, but her AMH is satisfactory. Is there any solution to this? Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Was there any reason for this problem, especially during her previous delivery, or other endocrinological reasons? According to you, she will need further evaluation to rule out the reasons for pituitary dysfunction, as LH (luteinizing hormone) ... Read Full »
Why are my periods always super irregular?
Query: Hello doctor,I started my period when I was 11. I am now 24. My period has always been super irregular. I can go on for 60 to 75 days with no period. It will be on time for two months, then back to missing two months. I have talked to my doctor multiple times but never really got an answer. I have o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are overweight (BMI is high) for your height. It could be polycystic ovaries. Do you have abnormal hair growth near the chin, on the side of your face, on the abdomen, and around the nipple? I will suggest a few tests. Get it done on day 2 or day 3 of your perio... Read Full »