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  • Writer's pictureAlison Howlett

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone & Luteinising Hormone.............

In Women and Men, FSH and LH are requested as part of the investigation of Infertility and pituitary gland disorders.

If you are having difficulties getting pregnant or having irregular periods, FSH could identify or maybe rule out ovarian failure or Menopause in women and the sperm production failure in men.

Women aged between 40 – 45 years with menopausal symptoms, FSH is requested, HOWEVER women under 40 years are not routinely checked! (As per the NICE guidelines Menopause Guidance & Guidelines)

When a woman enters the menopause and her ovaries stop working, her FSH levels will rise, this is the normal process. In Men high FSH levels are due to primary testicular failure and could also indicate very little or NO sperm production.

A women’s body goes through several different changes during the menopause, such as:-

Hot Flushes

Rapid mood swings

Decreased Libido and sex drive

Increased urge to wee all of a sudden!

Men also produce FSH and LH in their bodies, these hormones are very important for the Male reproduction. In Men FSH stimulates the testes to produce sperm, just as us Woman, FSH stimulates our ovaries to produce eggs.

FSH Results can also be increased with use of certain drugs, and also can be decreased with oral contraception’s such as The Pill or other hormone treatments.

When a woman has her FSH blood test carried out for fertility tests, you will need to have your blood sample taken in the first 4 days of your cycle, if your periods are regular.

If the test is for Menopause, this can be carried out anytime, however it is recommended to repeat this blood test, because it can take a couple of years for your ovaries to stop working completely.

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