Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
- FSH and LH
- LH and FSH
- Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH)
The Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Includes:
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH); luteinizing hormone (LH).
Excessive FSH and LH are found in hypogonadism, anorchia, gonadal failure,1 complete testicular feminization syndrome, menopause, Klinefelter syndrome, alcoholism, and castration. FSH and LH are pituitary products, useful to distinguish primary gonadal failure from secondary (hypothalamic/pituitary) causes of gonadal failure, menstrual disturbances, and amenorrhea. Useful in defining menstrual cycle phases in infertility evaluation of women and testicular dysfunction in men. FSH is commonly used with LH, which also is a gonadotropin. Both are low in pituitary or hypothalamic failure. FSH and LH levels are high following menopause.