Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Abnormalities Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 01, 2020
  • Author: Serge A Jabbour, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH)?

What are the functions of follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) in the male reproductive system?

What are the functions of follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) in the female reproductive system?

What causes follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) to fail?

Which lab studies are performed in the evaluation low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in men?

Which lab studies are performed in the evaluation high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in men?

Which lab studies are performed in the evaluation low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in women?

Which lab studies are performed in the evaluation high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in women?

What is the role of MRI in the evaluation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level abnormalities?

What is the role of laparoscopy in the evaluation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level abnormalities in women?

What is the treatment options for women with follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) abnormalities?

What is the treatment options for men with follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) abnormalities?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

How are the abnormalities of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) grouped?

What are the congenital causes of low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

What are the acquired causes of low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

What are the congenital causes of high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

What are the acquired causes of high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

What is the prevalence of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

What are the mortality rate and morbidity for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

Which history findings suggest low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities in men?

Which history findings suggest high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities in men?

Which history findings suggest low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities in women?

Which history findings suggest high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities in women?

What will determine the physical findings of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormality?

What are the physical findings suggestive of low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in males in utero?

What are the physical findings suggestive of low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in males prior to puberty?

What are the physical findings suggestive of low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in males after puberty?

What are physical findings suggestive of low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in women?

What are physical findings of macroadenoma in patients with abnormal follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

Workup

Which lab studies should be performed in men with low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

Which lab studies should be performed in men with high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

Which lab studies should be performed in women with low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

Which lab studies should be performed in women with high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

What is the role of imaging studies is the evaluation of abnormal follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

When is laparoscopy indicated in women with abnormal follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels?

Treatment

How is medical treatment selected for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

What are the medical treatment options for women with abnormal levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)?

What are the medical treatment options for men with abnormal levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)?

What treatment options for the underlying etiologies of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities in both men and women?

What is the role of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the treatment of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

What is the efficacy of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the treatment of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

Which specialist consultations are helpful in the management of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) abnormalities?

Which medications in the drug class Hormone replacement agents are used in the treatment of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Abnormalities?