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    Default What does low LH LEVELS mean for me

    Hello im hoping someone here could shed some light

    I am mid 30s with no children yet.

    I have been have AF constantly and very heavy for more than 2 months the drs have tried medicines to stop it with no avail.

    To try and find out what is going on the drs did a blood test

    In the blood test it shows I have very low LH levels does anyone know what this means? I cant get into my initial appt for another month with the gyno. What should I be asking. OH and the level was 0.8

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    low LH levels simply means you are not ovulating today.

    It doesnt mean anything else.


    LH - leutenising (sp?) hormone, which is the hormone which spikes causing ovulation. So just before you ovulate, you will have high LH,a nd for the rest of the month it will be relatively low.

    It is at different levels for everyone, so "low LH" does not mean anything bad.

    I hope you find out what is wrong though. That doesnt sound like fun.

    Can you find another gyno where you can get an appointment sooner than that?

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    Thats comfrting a little I guess. I wonder what is wrong with me then. The gp thought that low level was my reason for concern

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    hmm

    that made my google it

    but yeah - wiki essentially says it surges .. but normal levels are

    Normal levels

    LH levels are normally low during childhood and, in women, high after menopause. As LH is secreted as pulses, it is necessary to follow its concentration over a sufficient period of time to get a proper information about its blood level.
    During the reproductive years, typical levels are between 1-20 IU/L. Physiologic high LH levels are seen during the LH surge (v.s.); typically they last 48 hours.
    I did ovulation tracking for quite some time, but I truly cannot remember what my LH levels were.

    Maybe one of the TTC or IVF girls can help.


    Anyway - I would ring around Gynocologists in your area/city and see if you can get in to one sooner.

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    i rung around today got in next week. Thank you

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    thats great.


    Hopefully you will get some answers


 

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