Luteinizing Hormone

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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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 »

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 »

Does taking an I-Pill within 43 hours of intercourse prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my last period on the 16th of the previous month. On the 17th, my boyfriend and I were physical. We did not have penetrative sex, but there was semen around my vagina. Should I be worried about getting pregnant? And, on 19th (within 43 hours), I took an I-pill as I was scared. Sinc...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely no chance of pregnancy if the sexual act was done on day 2 of the periods. So, there is nothing to worry. Regards. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and...  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 »

What does it mean to have spotting after unprotected sex during the ovulation period?

Query: Hi doctor, I took the NuvaRing out 22 days ago and had my periods 21 days ago for four days. I used the Clearblue ovulation kit to check my ovulation, and it showed that I was ovulating. I also used at-home ovulation testing dipsticks yesterday, and it showed a rise in my LH. We had unprotec...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The light spotting or bleeding is called ovulation bleeding. The fluctuations in LH (luteinizing hormone), as seen in the LH at-home test kit, cause a fall in estrogen levels. Ovulation occurs after this fall in estrogen...  Read Full »

How to calculate the period when I will ovulate?

Query: Hi doctor, If my period ends on the 9th of the month,  when do I ovulate for me to get pregnant? I think I am having unprotected sex at the wrong time. I do not know the right time. My period always skips two days each month. I am also taking prenatal vitamins to help me get pregnant  Read Full »


Dr. Sharmila Naik Shashikant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many important factors for a pregnancy to get established, like a favourable endometrium along with not only the proper timing of coitus. Also, prenatal vitamins will prevent any congenital disabilities in the baby and do not help to get pregnant. Do continue...  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 is the root cause for my chronic fatigue for the past few years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I have been fighting chronic fatigue for six years. It is like having the flu permanently. I have tried natural supplements, but I cannot seem to kick it. I have been doing a lot of reading lately, and I think the root cause is hormone-related. My symptoms seem to m...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have slightly high LH levels but thankfully, normal testosterone. It could be possible because of your natural supplements or possible food allergi...  Read Full »

Does the intake of Isotretinoin result in increased facial hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female of 25 years old. My weight is 58 kg and height is 5'3". I am suffering from acne problem for the past 5 years. I tried many antibiotics. Now, I am on Isotretinoin for more than a month and it has really cleared my acne. But, my facial hair has increased. Will it become worse i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Isotretinoin has no effect on facial hair. An increase in the facial hair can be attributed to either hormonal abnormality or topical steroid abuse. Isotretinoin must be continued in tapering doses for at least six months. You need to go for a hormonal evaluation...  Read Full »

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