Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is a crucial reproductive hormone in both men and women, produced by the pituitary gland. In women, it stimulates the ovaries to mature egg follicles; in men, it aids in the production of sperm. FSH levels fluctuate throughout a woman's menstrual cycle and are integral to fertility and reproductive health....


Who would benefit from testing their FSH levels?

Testing for FSH levels is beneficial for individuals facing fertility issues. Women who have irregular menstrual cycles, are undergoing fertility treatments, or are entering menopause may find it particularly useful. Men with suspected fertility problems or concerns about sperm production can also benefit from this test.

What are symptoms of High or Low FSH?

High FSH:

    • In women: Irregular or absent menstrual cycles, hot flashes, reduced libido.
    • In men: Reduced muscle mass, low libido, infertility issues.

Low FSH:

    • In women: Lack of menstruation, infertility.
    • In men: Low sperm count, delayed or absent puberty, infertility.

How does age affect FSH levels?

FSH levels typically increase in women as they approach menopause. In men, age-related changes in FSH levels are less pronounced.

Is FSH testing used in fertility treatments?

Yes, FSH testing is commonly used in assessing fertility and determining appropriate fertility treatments.

Test(s) that measure/test for FSH

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