Follicle Stimulating Hormone

About "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.

Related Terms: Luteinizing Hormone, Pcos, Prolactin Level, Testosterone, Tsh Level, Pcod, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Recently Answered Questions


What Clomid dose is recommended for a 42-year-old with AMH of 0.35?
Query: Hello doctor,I would like to know what dose of Clomifene citrate (Clomid) would you recommend for a 42-year-old with an AMH of 0.35?  Read Full »
Dr. Purushottam Sah
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest apart from FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) you do blood tests TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and prolactin. Clomifene is started at 50 mg daily for five days. If ovulation does not occur then the dose can be increased...  Read Full »
 
What is the reason for low sex drive in men?
Query: Hello doctor,From the last two months, I am not interested in sex. I do not know why.  Read Full »
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please check your thyroid hormone profile, testosterone, and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone). For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician  Read Full »
 
My periods have become irregular. Will IVF help me?
Query: Hi doctor, My highest FSH count was 35.6 mIU/mL before two years. Now the FSH count is 13.2 mIU/mL. Before two years, my AMH count was 0.6 ng/ml. Last year, my AMH count was 0.1 ng/ml. Also, on the day seven and day 10, the follicular study gave nil result in both the ovaries (without medication). ...  Read Full »
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by giving you some points about the functions of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and AMH (anti-mullerian hormone). Every lady is born with a fixed number of eggs in ovaries (to be precise around 7 million). Every month, the lady pushes out one egg. These...  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
Geriatrician

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 geneti...  Read Full »
 
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 »
Dr. Shaunak Patel
Dermatologist

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. Get the...  Read Full »
 
None of the eggs are maturing in my ovary. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for over a year now, but unsuccessful. I went to a gynecologist and he told me that I have no eggs maturing in my ovary and was given Clomid 50 mg. My eggs did not mature and it only grows up to 10 mm. He asked me to come again to try IUI treatments. He mentioned t...  Read Full »
Dr. Purushottam Sah
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to do blood tests such as fasting sugar, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone and ultrasound of pelvis to see the cause for the immaturity of eggs. Depending on the reports, treatment is advised. Hormon...  Read Full »
 
Is gynecomastia normal in teenage boys?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old boy. I have gynecomastia and no facial hair at all. I also have several acne on my face and my back and chest. I think I have a hormonal imbalance. I have attached a copy of my hormone test reports. My FSH level is low at 0.74 µIU/mL but my LH level is normal at 4.9...  Read Full »
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that although your FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) is slightly low your testosterone and other gonadotrophic hormones are normal so it does not make a difference. Us...  Read Full »
 
Is my 30 year old sister going through early menopause?
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. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »
 
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
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.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 ab...  Read Full »
 
Can ovarian stimulation for IVF be started on the fifth day of menstruation?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if the ovarian stimulation for IVF can be started on the fifth day of the menstruation or is it too late? My doctor said I should start the medication for ovarian stimulation on the fifth day of the menstruation because of her schedule but normally I used to start...  Read Full »
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can definitely start the ovulation induction within the first five days of periods. The principle behind this is that the FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) starts to rise from the second day of the period and by the fifth day, the follicles to be recruited th...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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