Overcome the brokenness of infertility
The hormone tests include the following:
Luteinizing Hormone, which signals egg release from the ovaries
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This is the hormone that stimulates the fertile growth of the follicle containing the egg. If you are not having periods at all (amenorrhoea) it may be because this hormone is very low.
Estradiol, a hormone that prepares the uterus for embryo implantation
AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) – an accurate predictor of the quantity of your remaining egg supply (ovarian reserve)
Total & Free Testosterone
Thyrotrophin (TSH). The level of this hormone is checked to see if the thyroid gland is underactive, which be linked with irregular periods.
Prolactin (PRL). This hormone is normally elevated during pregnancy as it plays an important role in the preparation and establishment of breastfeeding. It may be raised in women who are not pregnant but whose periods have ceased or become very infrequent. This may be due to a small tumour in the pituitary gland or the use of particular medications.
Androgens. Women with ovulation problems or who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have elevated androgen levels.
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