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FSH - follicle-stimulating hormone

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The hormone FSH is involved in the regulation of the menstrual cycle in women. In men, it is partly responsible for the production of sperm. Read more about the follicle-stimulating hormone - where it is formed, what tasks it performs, and in which cases FSH is elevated or decreased!

Article summaryFSH - follicle-stimulating hormone

  • What is FSH?
  • In which cases is the FSH value determined?
  • What is FSH determined from?
  • In which cases is the FSH value less than usual?
  • In which cases is the FSH value too high?

What is FSH?

FSH is the abbreviation for follicle stimulating hormone. It plays an important role in the regulation of the female cycle together with the luteinizing hormone (LH). In the male body, the hormone is important for the formation and maturation of sperm.

FSH is produced in special cells of the pituitary gland in the brain (pituitary) and released into the blood. How much FSH releases the pituitary gland, controls another brain region, the hypothalamus.

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In which cases is the FSH value determined?

The FSH concentration at women the doctor can have it diagnosed in the following cases:

  • if a woman does not get pregnant
  • in a hypofunction of the ovaries
  • in disorders of puberty development

Also at men The FSH value can give an important indication of certain diseases. For example, the doctor has FSH diagnosed in boys' maturation or puberty development.

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