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Female Hormonal Levels For Fertility

by SADIA
(SAUDIA)

On day 3 my FSH is 6.72, LH is 19.8, prolactin is 18.6, TSH is 1.67. Is it normal?


Answer:

Hi Sadia,

The best person to answer this question is actually your doctor. Schedule a consultation with your doctor to discuss your test results.

Your doctor will be able to explain more in detail specifically to your current symptoms, your age, and medical history.

This is a short overview of female hormonal levels on day 3 in regards to fertility and conception:

FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone): This hormone indicates the ovarian responsiveness of the ovary indicating ovarian reserves. Normal values are about 3-10 mIU/ml.

High values of FSH (10-13 mIU/ml) indicate poor ovarian reserve and decrease fertility. If the values are even higher in relation to LH, it might indicate polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and need for further testing.

Levels of FSH higher than 25 are found in menopausal women when the ovaries stop producing eggs. FSH levels can also be high due to fertility drugs like clomiphene citrate or clomid, which role is to stimulate ovulation.

The FSH levels should correlate with day 3 Estradiol. Estradiol levels greater than 75 pg/ml may also indicate low ovarian function.

LH (Luteinizing Hormone): normal levels are less than 7 mIU/ml. Also the ration between FSH and LH should be 1:1.

If FSH is higher than LH, it can indicae poor ovarian response. If LH is higher than FSH your doctor may suspect PCOS. This needs to be correlated with a ultrasound that looks at the ovaries for small follicles.

Prolactin: normal levels should be less than 24 ng/ml. If prolactin levels are high, ovulation may be inhibited. Women with PCOS may have high levels of prolactin. Another rare cause of high prolactin levels could be pituitary tumors, which are usually benign, but medical investigation (MRI) could be required.

TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone): best values for fertility should be 0.3 – 3.0 uIU/ml.

High levels of TSH may indicate hypothyroidism which can be related to poor fertility that often correlates with irregular cycles. TSH should be correlated with T4 levels to make a proper diagnosis.

As you can see, determining fertility by analyzing hormonal levels results can be a complicated matter as there are many factors involved.

I hope this helps you when you talk to your doctor.

Fertility Blessings!


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