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How to Read Blood Test Hormone Levels

05/05/2010

Question:

I HAVE AN APPT WITH MY DOCTOR ON THE 26 BUT MY LH LEVEL IS 28.5 MIU/ML MY ESTRDIOL IS 57.0 PG/ML AND FSH, SERUM IS 40.5 MIU/ML I HAVEN`T HAD A PERIOD FOR 2 YEARS...AM I MENOPAUSAL OR POST MENOPAUSAL...I`VE EXHAUSTED A SEARCH THROUGH GOOGLE TRYING TO READ THESE LEVELS TO NO AVAIL..CAN YOU HELP....THANKS ANN

Answer:

FSH levels vary greatly, and are only one piece of the puzzle. Your entire history is evaluated as well. Your personal physician is the best person to answer your question.

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Response by:

Cynthia B Evans, MD Cynthia B Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University