Female Fertility / Menopause Test Strips (2 Pack)
- FSH Fertility Test kit to help diagnose infertility or menopause
- Contents : 2 Strip Tests Per Pack (25mIU)
- Easy to Use and over 99% Accurate
- Supplied with easy to understand, “Plain English” instructions
- Sent in unmarked packaging for your privacy
FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) Tests are designed help you diagnose infertility and alert you to issues associated with low egg count and menopause. FSH tests help women diagnose infertility issues by indicating elevated levels of the hormone FSH (follicle stimulating hormone).
FSH is the hormone involved in producing eggs. If a woman experiences infertility or approaches menopause, it could be a sign of a low ovarian egg supply – and this is indicated by higher levels of FSH. With some infertility issues, the FSH hormone is released in higher-than-normal amounts to stimulate the ovaries into producing a mature egg and increased estrogen.
FSH tests are designed for women in cases where elevated levels of FSH may be associated with infertility and/or the onset of menopause. Women experiencing infertility, recently missed periods, ovulatory irregularity, or hot flushes can use FSH tests to find out if these symptoms are the result of elevated FSH levels. A follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) test may be done to help find the reason for a couple’s inability to become pregnant (infertility). FSH tests are commonly used to evaluate a woman’s egg supply (ovarian reserve) if she is infertile and assist in assessing menstrual problems, including irregular or absent menstrual periods.
FSH Test Kit – Frquently Asked Questions
1. What is FSH?
FSH is responsible for stimulating ovulation during your monthly cycle. FSH rises each month in order to encourage egg follicles to be released from the ovaries and travel through the fallopian tubes for fertilization. As FSH rises, levels of estrogen will drop. Once the egg has been released, your body recognizes the need to either prepare for pregnancy or produce a period, causing estrogen levels to rise and FSH levels to drop.
2. What do FSH test do?
FSH tests measure levels of a hormone called follicle stimulating hormone that is present in your body. FSH tests can tell you if your FSH levels are particularly high. A high level of FSH may indicate that your body is trying to stimulate ovulation but isn’t getting anywhere with it. This is generally one of the initial signs of menopause. Normal FSH levels are typically between 5 and 25 mlU/mL.
3. Are FSH levels and menopause related?
FSH levels and menopause are related. An FSH test that tells you that your FSH levels are higher than 25 mlU/mL may indicate that you are entering perimenopause, the initial stage of menopause. If your FSH levels are higher than 50 mlU/mL, then you are in menopause.
4. Important considerations
If you test kit inidcates high levels of FSH it is important to remember that the results are merely an indication that you might be entering into a stage of menopause.
FSH tests themselves cannot correctly determine if you are actually in menopause they merely measure levels of certain hormones. An abnormal hormone level may indicate menopause or it could be a symptom of another complication. All tests should be repeated on a fairly consistent basis, because hormone levels do fluctuate. If you have specific concerns, you should also discuss the results of your test with your GP.
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