Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland. In women, the rise in this hormone helps in ovulation, which is the process when the ovary releases an egg. In men, it stimulates the Leydig cell to produce testosterone.
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Can high LH cause erectile dysfunction?
Query: Hello doctor, In recent past I was suffering from ED. I visited a nearby Andrology specialist, he did some tests and found that below values. He stated that LH is very high. Is there any relation of sperm count and ED when we have high value of LH. Is it curable? My LH value is 8.6 IU/L. Please hel... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. ED (erectile dysfunction) can have many causes. One of them is low testosterone. Whenever the testosterone levels are low, our pituitary gland tries to stimulate testosterone production by producing more LH (luteinizing hormone). I saw your test reports (attachment remo... Read Full »
Can early maturity be stopped in girls?
Query: Hi doctor, My granddaughter became obese last year. The doctors detected some thyroid problem. After taking the pills she became normal. Now, she is expected to have early maturity. She is 6 years now. Before three years she had a head injury. But, she was normal and it was ignored. What treatment ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypothyroidism itself can be one of the causes of this prematurity. When have you got thyroid levels done? I suggest you to repeat if not done recently. What is the height of the child and her current weight? How much dose of thyroid hormone you are giving? Read Full »
Which tests should I undergo to determine hormonal imbalance?
Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I am having man boobs and love handles. They just will not go away. I workout and reduced a lot of fat, but the fat in this area is stubborn. I want to know whether there is any hormonal imbalance in my body like high content of estrogen. What tests should I undergo to ... Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called gynecomastia which is quite common and needs treatment due to cosmetic reasons. First of all, this may be natural following obesity or due to hormonal imbalance inside you. You need a checkup whether there is any hormonal imbalance. A testicular examinatio... 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 »
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 »
Can tubal blockage cause infertility?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. For the past six months I am suffering from primary infertility, PCOS and diagnostic laparoscopy tubal block at right isthmus. Also, laboratory tests like Mantoux (positive), HBsAg (positive), ANA (positive) and LFT raised tests are done. The IUI done twice and my curre... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tubal blockage or fallopian tube obstruction is a major cause of female infertility. Blocked fallopian tubes will not let a sperm and ovum to unite thus interfering with fertilization.The primary and the very first step for pregnancy is the formation of zygote follow... Read Full »
I had ovulatory dysfunction. Can you suggest a way for me to start a family?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had ovulatory dysfunction for about seven years. About a year ago, my husband and I decided to try starting a family. Not seeing any success, we visited a fertility doctor about two weeks ago, and she prescribed hormone blood tests. My test results are estradiol serum: 13 pg/ml, pr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Let me get a few facts straight in relation to the hormones and ovulation, thereby, pregnancy. Twenty-eight years is a very good age to get pregnant. Your weight is within the normal range. So, anovulatory possibilities are low. Prolactin and... Read Full »
Is it normal for hCG result to be more than 0 in a non-pregnant woman?
Query: Hello doctor, My partner's last menstrual period was on 19th. It is eight days past her periods' due date. We had protected sex on 22nd and 29th. She now has cramps in her lower abdomen and also a pain in her thighs. But she is not getting her periods. We did home pregnancy test for the last four da... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife is not pregnant. This is for sure. HPT (home pregnancy test) is all negative, and the blood test beta hCG is also negative, which confirms the absence of pregnancy in both the uterus as well as in the tube. In non-pregnant females, hCG levels less than 5 mIU/... Read Full »