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my LH is high what can I do please

By Anonymous March 17, 2016 - 9:06am
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I have not seen my menstruation for past three months nw.i don't what's wrong pls

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us for help.

I am assuming you had a blood test that showed a high LH or luteinizing hormone level. This test must have been ordered by your physician.

What did your physician say about the results and not having a period for the past three months? I suggest you speak with your doctor, who knows your medical history and can best advise you.

I can provide you with some general information.

LH is a hormone that’s produced in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain, and it’s roughly the size of a pea. LH is an important part of your menstrual cycle. It works with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which another gonadotropin made in the pituitary gland. FSH stimulates the ovarian follicle, causing an egg to grow. It also triggers the production of estrogen in the follicle.

A LH blood test may be ordered if the woman is having difficulty getting pregnant, has irregular or absent menstrual period, or it is suspected that she has entered menopause.

Anonymous, since you have not had a period in three months , your doctor may want to determine the amount of LH in your bloodstream to find an underlying cause. LH levels should rise after menopause because your ovaries no longer function and take cues from LH.

Hope this was helpful,

March 17, 2016 - 9:25am
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