Couples who want to have children must know the FSH hormone. The high level of FSH hormone is a sign of a decrease in the number of eggs. In men, the high level of this hormone is a sign that there is a problem in the testicles.
The hormone called follicle stimulating hormone or Follicle Stimulating Hormone is called FSH in short. It is an important hormone value for both men and women to have children. Couples who want to have children must know the FSH hormone. Follicle stimulating hormone tests are required. This hormone secreted by the pituitary glands in the lower part of the brain should be neither at a very low level nor at a very high level. The vesicles called follicles in the ovary are stimulated with the pituitary hormone. His is why it is very important for birth. With the FSH hormone test, we can identify women who are at the stage of menopause.
What is the Normal FSH Hormone Level?
FSH hormone values may vary depending on gender as well as age factor. FSH hormone values should be between 5 and 10. If the FSH value is above 10, the chance of getting pregnant decreases and the possibility of having a child with IVF treatment also decreases. It can be said that if the Follicle Stimulating hormone is below 5, it may cause ovulation problems.
How and on what day should the FSH measurement be made?
We can find out the FSH levels by taking a blood sample or by examining one-day urine samples. For the tests, it is especially important for our patient to apply to us on the 3rd day of the menstrual period.
What does a high level of FSH hormone mean?
The high level of FSH hormone is a sign of a decrease in the number of eggs. In men, the high level of this hormone is a sign that there is a problem in the testicles. During the transition to puberty, FSH hormones increase, and FSH hormone may be high in people who are also treated with hormones. It may be the sign of menopause or andropause. When it comes to situations such as tumors, a decrease and increase in FSH values may occur. If the person consumes excessive alcohol and smokes cigarettes the values may come out high and the FSH values may also be high in the tests performed during fever.
What are the causes of low FSH hormone levels?
It is possible that the hormone level may decrease due to sudden weight loss or the occurrence of a pituitary gland disease caused by being too thin all the time. Hormone release in the body decreases as a person gets older.
The importance of FSH hormone in IVF treatment
First of all, in order to start in vitro fertilization, the FSH hormone value must be at average values. We start the treatment by stimulating the ovaries with FSH hormone to ensure the development of the ovaries and then we collect the sperm. Embryo develops in the laboratory environment and transferred back to the woman’s body. In addition to these, we provide in vitro fertilization treatment by supporting the process with hormones and drugs.
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