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Follicle Stimulating Hormone

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Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone synthesized and secreted by gonadotropes in the anterior pituitary gland. In the ovary FSH stimulates the growth of immature Graafian follicles to maturation. As the follicle grows it releases inhibin, which shuts off the FSH production. In men, FSH enhances the production of androgen-binding protein by the Sertoli cells of the testes and is critical for spermatogenesis. FSH and LH act synergistically in reproduction.

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Purpose of the test

The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) levels test measures the amount of FSH in the blood. FSH is produced by the pituitary gland and plays a crucial role in sexual development and functioning. In women, it regulates the menstrual cycle and stimulates egg growth in the ovaries, with peak levels occurring just before ovulation. For men, FSH controls sperm production. In children, FSH levels are typically low until puberty, where it signals the ovaries in girls to produce estrogen and the testes in boys to produce testosterone. Abnormal FSH levels can lead to various health issues, including infertility, menstrual irregularities, and early or delayed puberty.

Who Should Get Tested

Women may require this test if they face infertility, have irregular menstrual cycles, or suspect the onset of menopause or perimenopause. Men might need the test if they have fertility issues or a decreased sex drive. Both genders might undergo testing if they show symptoms of a pituitary disorder. Children might be tested to determine the onset of puberty, especially if it appears too early or too late.

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
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Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Medications
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Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
Alcohol
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Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
Exercise
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Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Smoking
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Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
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Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

FSH results interpretation varies based on gender and age. High FSH levels in women might indicate conditions like Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), menopause, ovarian tumors, or Turner syndrome. Low levels might suggest issues with the ovaries, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, or being underweight. In men, high FSH levels might indicate testicular damage or Klinefelter syndrome, while low levels could suggest problems with the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. In children, FSH levels can indicate the onset of puberty or disorders causing early or delayed puberty.

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