Worried - FSH and LH levels - Help!

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Registered: 01-31-2013
Worried - FSH and LH levels - Help!
Wed, 08-07-2013 - 7:45am

Hi All

I've had a blood test that has come back as FSH Level 15 iu/L and LH Level 8.5 iu/L.

Doctor has written:

FSH slightly raised - to discuss.

FSH>LH suggests mild ovarian dysfunction, suggest repeat to confirm before endocrine referral.

NOW crapping myself as won't see the doctor until early September and am worried I'm going into early menopause and can't have any more children.  Does anyone know anything about these levels?


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 08-09-2013 - 1:39pm

I found a good article that has some good facts about FSH levels, it said that 15 iu/L indicates diminished ovarian reserve:


It also says that age can be a better indicator than FSH, and that an elevated FSH doesn't mean you can't get pregnant.  I hope that you don't stress over this too much, easy for me to say I know.  Try to hang in there, your appointment will be here before you know it.