Understanding Blood Test Results: Normal LH levels for Men

An important precursor to Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is critical for sperm and testosterone production. It is one of the best predictors of overall testicular function and is a key hormone that should be measured during any evaluation of male fertility.

An important precursor to Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is critical for sperm and testosterone production. It is one of the best predictors of overall testicular function and is a key hormone that useful in the evaluation of male fertility.

What is Luteinizing Hormone?

If you google LH, most of the articles you find will talk about the role of luteinizing hormone in ovulation. For women, a surge of LH is a trigger that causes the ovary to release the egg. If you’ve been trying to conceive, your wife may be monitoring her LH levels as a way to know exactly when her “fertile window” will occur. If she has trouble with ovulation, doctors may prescribe medications that help with ovulation. Many of these drugs help stimulate the body to produce more LH and its cousin hormone FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). If you are not trying to conceive, she may be on hormonal birth control pills. These pills prevent ovulation by blocking FSH and LH.

Less is written about the role in LH in men. While it may seem like a feminine hormone due to its role in ovulation, it is actually one of the manliest hormones in your body. You can think of LH as a tiny drill sergeant that commands the Leydig Cells in the testicle to produce testosterone. When LH is present, the Leydig Cells generate Testosterone, when it is not, they don’t. LH is commander and chief of your Testosterone and critically important for sperm production, muscle building and overall sexual health.

Male hormones have a cyclical nature to them. LH signals the testicle to produce Testosterone. In turn, Testosterone seeps out of the testicle and into the blood stream where it circulates around the body and is put to good use doing manly things like growing chest hair, making muscles big and your voice deep. The brain monitors blood testosterone levels, if they drop too low, it will send a signal to the pituitary gland to send out more LH to kick start testosterone production.

If testosterone is chronically low (as in the case with hypogonadism or Low T), the brain will respond by uping the level of LH.

If testosterone is chronically high (as in the case when using steroids or other performance enhancers) the brain will shut down production of LH. When testosterone supplementation is stopped, men can experience a “crash” as T levels plummet but the brain lags in re-starting the machinery to generate LH.

Getting Tested

To measure LH levels, men need to get a blood test done. Typically, doctors will order a blood test to measure a panel of hormones which usually includes FSH, LH and Testosterone. They may also add Estrodial and Prolactin which will provide additional information and insight into your hormonal health.

In a normal day, LH and Testosterone levels cycle from high to low. When getting a blood test done to measure hormone levels it is important to note the time of day that the test was performed to better understand the values.

Nearly all hormones are measured in relation to Testosterone level. Testosterone naturally peaks first thing in the morning (partially responsible for morning wood) For this reason, doctors prefer to measure hormones between 8-10am to get a snap shot of your hormone profile when Testosterone level is likely to be highest.

When preparing for a LH test there are a few things to make sure your doctor is aware of:

Current medications: Current or past use of testosterone supplements, anabolic steroids, clomid or other performance enhancers (If you are using something at the gym and aren’t quite sure what it is, you should bring it with you to the appointment).

Recent use of marijuana: It may decrease a number of hormones levels, including LH.
Recent medical test using a radioactive tracer: This can interfere with the test.

Normal LH range for adult men: 1 – 10 mIU/mL

Different labs report different reference ranges based on the exact way that they perform the test. From a review of various lab reports, generally the agreed upon range should be somewhere between 1.0 and 2.0 on the low end and between 9.0 and 10.0 on the high end. Values lower than 1.0 or higher than 10.0 typically indicate some sort of problem.

For average men, LH typically falls somewhere between 4-7mIU/mL with drops and surges (about 6) throughout the day. Values below 4 and above 7 may be considered borderline and are useful to look at when compared to other hormone levels, particularly Testosterone and Prolactin.

Low T but Normal LH Levels

Interestingly, things that can temporarily impact testosterone production such as a varicocele, alcohol or obesity do not tend to affect LH very much. In the studies that we have reviewed these types of conditions have shown significant drops in testosterone levels and very little effect in LH. Occasionally, LH may show up a little low, but often it is completely in the normal range.

Therefore, low testosterone levels accompanied with normal LH levels often indicate a reversible cause of Low T and can be very useful in helping to diagnose underlying condition and creating a game plan for treating the underlying cause while managing symptoms of low T.

What causes high LH in Men?

Typically, if LH is high and testosterone is low then some sort of damage is causing the testicle to not function as well and the pituitary gland is trying to compensate by going into overdrive and flooding the balls with extra LH in hopes that it will encourage higher Testosterone production. In cases like this, LH levels are often off the charts high sometimes double or triple the normal values. Common causes for this include:

Chromosome abnormalities: such as Klinefelter’s syndrome

Childhood problems: such as maldecent of testicle or testicular torsion
Injury that causes significant damage to testicular tissue
Viral infection:(most commonly mumps) that damages testicle
Radiation exposure or chemotherapy
Testicular cancer

Borderline High LH levels

Slightly elevated LH levels (8.0 – 10.0 range) can be caused by medications or untreated autoimmune disorders. A number of studies have linked Celiac’s Disease with slightly elevated LH. Men with untreated Celiac’s disease can have moderately high LH levels, that usually return to normal upon starting a gluten-free diet.

What causes low LH in Men?

The most common reason for LH deficiency in men is the use of external androgens (testosterone, anabolic steroids or other performance enhancers). External androgens trick the brain into thinking the body is producing naturally high levels of testosterone which shuts down production of luteinizing hormone and consequently natural testosterone production. This is most exaggerated in men who have used steroids for long periods of time.

The second most common cause of low LH levels is a health issue that directly impacts the function of the pituitary gland itself. Most common causes of pituitary malfunction include:

Genetic conditions: such as Kallman’s Syndrome or Prader-Willi Syndrome

Pituitary tumors (cancerous and benign)
Head trauma
Various Medications
Auto-immune disorders

Borderline low LH results

LH levels in the 1.0 – 3.0 range can be caused by a number of things that can temporarily imbalance hormones such as:Overtraining (endurance)Being significantly under or overweightAlcohol consumptionSpikes in insulinMedications or other drugsHigh stressChronic conditions that can imbalance hormones such diabetes, insulin resistance and various auto-immune disorders can cause borderline or low levels of LH.

Wikipedia Articles

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
Follicle Stimulating Hormone Insensitivity
Luteinizing Hormone

References

Dandona P1, Rosenberg MT. A practical guide to male hypogonadism in the primary care setting. Int J Clin Pract. 2010 May;64(6):682-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2010.02355.x.

Bhasin S. Approach to the infertile man. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jun;92(6):1995-2004.

Lima N1, Cavaliere H, Knobel M, Halpern A, Medeiros-Neto G. Decreased androgen levels in massively obese men may be associated with impaired function of the gonadostat. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2000 Nov;24(11):1433-7.

Mello NK, Mendelson JH, Bree MP, Ellingboe J, Skupny AS. Alcohol effects on luteinizing hormone and testosterone in male macaque monkeys. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1985 Jun;233(3):588-96.

Alcohol and the Male Reproductive System, Mary Ann Emanuele, M.D., and Nicholas Emanuele, M.D. NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Cicero TJ, Badger TM. Effects of alcohol on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in the male rat. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1977 May;201(2):427-33.

Christina Carnegie, MB, BS, FFPM Diagnosis of Hypogonadism: Clinical Assessments and Laboratory Tests Rev Urol. 2004; 6(Suppl 6): S3–S8.

AACE Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypogonadism in adult men, updated 2002

Paresh Dandona, Sandeep Dhindsa, Anil Chandel, Shehzad Topiwala, Low Testosterone in Men with Type 2 Diabetes – a growing public health concern, Diabetes Voice, International Diabetes Federation, June 2009

Hackney, A.C. Testosterone and reproductive dysfunction in endurance-trained men. In: Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine and Science, T.D. Fahey (Editor). Internet Society for Sport Science: http://sportsci.org. 20 Sept 1998.

Irvin Hirsch, Male Hypogonadism, Merck Manuals Dec 2014


Sara SDx

Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.
Sara SDx

Author: Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.

64 thoughts on “Understanding Blood Test Results: Normal LH levels for Men”

  1. 32yo white male with cryptozoospermia on first and only SA, “few sperm found in pellet”, repeat SA planned; FSH 19.8; LH 8.8; 3rd gen TSH 3.4; Testosterone lab not back yet; all other labs WNL; 6’1”; 210lbs; 10-12%BF; pulse 48bpm; very active lifestyle; avid weightlifter; no drug use; always hydrated; planning to get karyotype tested; Willing to do whatever to conceive! Any advice?

    1. Apologies for the delay getting back to you on this…

      hmm. FSH is high. Very healthy pulse! You are in pretty good shape 🙂
      I would recommend also requesting a test for Y chromosome deletion.

      You will want to repeat semen analysis. What was the volume? abstinence period?

      Some quick things that you can do to see if they will help include testicular cooling and optimizing antioxidants / nutrition.
      You’ll want to get to the bottom of the FSH — if it is testicular in origin, best bet is to support testicles best you can — cooling, vitamins, etc
      If the FSH is pituitary in origin, there may be some medications or other medical interventions that could help balance things and potentially improve sperm production.

      Are you working with a good urologist?

    1. Sperm count and testosterone are both a little low. Natural conception should be possible but may take a long time as chances go down with lower sperm counts.

      You may be able to increase testosterone and sperm by changes to diet, exercise, sleep or other habits. I would recommend downloading this app and filling out the health questionnaire to see if there are things you can do to improve your sperm. I’d be happy to discuss further if you’d like.

  2. Hi Sara,

    Need your help. I had posted question regarding my sperm count but I am not able to locate the answer now. Also recently, I did my hormone test recently. So asking the fresh question.
    My results are as follows,

    FSH: 6.7 mIU/ml

    LH: 7.16 mIU/ml

    Prolactin: 14.9 mIU/ml

    Testosterone: 257.8 mIU/ml

    Semen Volume: 2 ml

    No. sperms: 16 million per ml & 32 million total

    Ph: 8.00

    Progressive Motility: 65%

    Non progressive motility: 15%

    Total Motility: 80%

    Immotile Sperms: 20%

    Normal Head Forms: 64%

    Abnormal Head forms: 17%

    Mid portion abnormalities: 13%

    Tail Abnormalities: 3%

    We have been trying to conceive for last six months. How shall Interpret these results w.r.t. natural conception chances? Do these no. indicate any direction for future course of action?
    Please help.

  3. L.H 40
    fsh..prolactin ..testosterone normal
    volume 0.5 ml
    count 44.000 in that 0.5 ml
    bilateral grade 2 varicocele
    any explain to high L.H ?
    and what is the next step ?

    1. That’s a little odd. Did the doctor have any ideas? You might want to visit an endocrinologist to check hormone function.

      Typically LH is high in response to problems in the testicle or problems with pituitary gland. If it was a problem with the testicle, Testosterone would be low. If it was with the pituitary gland, prolactin would maybe be high. There may be other hormones to test to check on pituitary gland function. What was the testosterone number?

      The varicocele could be impacting testicular function. Sperm count isn’t low but it isn’t super high either.

      Curious to hear what the doctors think.

  4. Hi Doctor,

    I am a 27 year-old male. My mustache grows fast and I look overall normal. However, my testicles are small in size (like grapes), my butt are disproportionately large/curvy, and I don’t have strong sex drive as commented by my partners. Below are my test results:

    Estradiol: 17.0 PG/ML
    Testosterone: 418 NG/DL
    Luteinizing Hormone: 0.6 IU/L
    Prolactin 4.5 NG/ML

    Should I be concerned? What can I do? Thanks!

    1. Your levels look to be in the normal range. Did a urologist do a physical exam when you got the blood work done?

  5. Hi Sara,
    I’m a 39 yr old male.
    I have low sperm count and low motility, so my wife I and I ended up doing IVF, but have a beautiful baby girl now!

    I went through the gamut of test, and nothing was found.
    No Antibodies, no undescended testicles, Negative for Klinefelters, negative for celiac, don’t uses drugs, rarely drink, rarely use hot tubs, workout and eat fairly healthy.
    I even had a testicular ultrasound and they said everything looked good.

    My question was more about my LH, FSH, and Test levels below.
    Serum Testosterone – 496 ng/dl
    LH – 13.3 mIU/mL
    FSH – 21.2 mIU/mL

    Everything I read says a High LH and High FSH results typically results in Low Test levels.
    Do you know any reasons why my LH and FSH would be high, but my Test levels normal?

    1. Congrats on the baby. It’s an amazing journey.

      You might check pituitary function… high levels either indicate that the testis is underperforming (which other tests seem to say it is fine) or the pituitary is overactive for some reason. Did they measure any other hormone levels? Prolactin, E2, Thyroid?

      1. I had my prolactin and estradiol levels checked, but not Thyroid.
        They seem to be in the normal range.
        estradiol – 27 pg/ml
        prolactin – 4 ng/ml

        What should be checked for Thyroid? TSH, T3, T4?

  6. 33yr old male. Matrimonial issues. Low libido. Got these tested:
    FSH – 3.81.
    LH – 2.88.
    Testosterone – 3.48.
    Prolactin – 7.82.

    Are the above values okay?
    Are any other tests necessarily required (in order to rule out ED)?

    Thanks!

  7. I’m 33 yr old male and have been under tremendous stress since my marriage in 2013, I’ve never had sex before marriage and till today my success rate at sex has been 20-25%. I have erections in morning and when I need it, it backfires. My wife has been supportive so far and i dont know for how long. I finally went to a urologist and he asked for fish,LH and testosterone tests before starting treatment. Result were as FSH 1.9 LH 3.1 and testosterone 242. I’ll post here what doctor does to me.

  8. Meri report as 05-01-2017 , lh 3.4 range (1-7) FSH 5.7 range (1.4-12)
    T – 289 after that I consume aswgandha and safed musli now my report as 01-12-2017 lh 6.9 range (1-7) , fsh- 11.79 range(1.4-12). I want baby I have nill sperm have any solution

  9. hi sara..
    25 y old.married.have one kid.

    I started to feel low libido!
    and experienced ED sometimes!
    Id prefer waching not touching!
    I got erection just by imagination before! now even during love I loose it !!

    I have a stresfull job, and some symptoms of deppresion !
    iam a man of conflicts, iam too much busy with surrounding!
    so..
    these r my investigations..
    Total T. 370 ng/dl…..
    Lh 0,32 miu/ml (1 to 7)
    fsh 2,87 miu/ml (1,7 to 12)
    prolactin. 13,5 ng/ml ( 3 to 25)

    1. Your numbers look ok. I think the stress is causing you troubles. Are you able to change your job or find a way to find new happiness outside of work?

  10. I am 25 years old, I have never used steroids, I don’t drink alcohol,I feel tiredness every time in the day and lack of motivation,
    Testosterone 4.00 ng/ml
    prolactin 22.64 ng/ml
    FSH 1.42 IU/l
    LH 10.41 IU/L
    TSH 1.02 ulU/ml
    I think something is wrong with my pituitary gland tumur or something. what you say?

    1. Your prolactin is on the side. Testosterone is low normal. FSH , LH and TSH are normal.
      I would suspect you have high stress or aren’t getting enough sleep. Is this true?

    2. 4ng/l is not low normal for a male, a 25 year old man should be somewhere near 20 to 28…however replied it’s low normal is an total idiot and knows nothing…my LH is 3.5 and FSH and my urologist said they are both low…having a lh over 10 suggests you have a problem with your testes not working properly..also your prolactin is fine

  11. Hi Doctor Sara,

    Thanks a lot for this website – great resource.

    I’m constantly knackered despite getting ~8 hrs of decent sleep a night. Wake up tired and affects cognitive capabilities. Also feel physically tired – eyes especially.

    Recently had blood and have low TS and FSH:

    FSH 1.0 mIU/ML
    LH 1.6 mIU/ML
    Test 16.60 nMol/L

    Thyroid markers are all fine

    What next steps would you recommend? Any further tests?

    Thanks

        1. I’m not a doctor, but these numbers look to be in the normal range.

          How long have you been feeling tired? Are you under stress? Do you snore? Have you had any illnesses recently? Have you talked with a primary care doctor about this?

          There are lots of causes of tiredness and it can be hard to nail down what’s going on. Some things I would investigate —

          – sinus infection
          – sleep apnea
          – stress level

  12. Hello Doctor,

    I just came across your website…

    I am a 44 year old male, and (sadly) i abused anabolic steroids from age 24 until age 37… I haven’t taken any(thing) since 2009. My sexdrive progressively disappeared from around age 35 or so. I still train weights 5 days a week and still look quite bulky being “natural”, however the lack of sexual interest is killing me and my self-esteem,
    what would you recommend considering the following blood test results ? I have been considering TRT (with some HCG and ARIMIDEX). Should i first give a go at HCG ? I tried CLOMID years ago on a couple occasions but at no avail, and in fact i felt sort of worse from it every time…

    I have been feeling tired lately. Maybe down overtraining + work (my job can be a bit physical at times) and here are my last results (last month):
    -Test : 428.33
    – FSH : 3.90
    – LH : 1.4
    – Prolactin : 7.63 ng/ml
    – DHT : 1.26nmpm/l / 0.37ng/ml
    – Bioavailable Test : 3.5nmol/l / 1.02ng/ml
    – Free Test : 30.8pmol/l 8.9pg/ml
    The free test and bioavailable test levels are abysmal…

    Last October i got the following results, i thought they were quite good (i was well impressed by my T !), and at the time indeed i wasn’t feeling tired YET i had no sexdrive either :
    – Test : 786
    – FSH : 4.93
    – LH : 3.2

    For info, i don’t wake up with morning erections and i wake up now and again with night erections.
    Thank you very much in advance for you help.

    1. Interesting. Wonder if sex drive issue isn’t related to T. What has your stress level been like? Sometimes stress can have a pretty big impact on libido separate from T
      Overall, numbers reflect that you probably didn’t experience permanent damage to testicle from use and that you’ve recovered from it.

      October T levels were relatively high and you wouldn’t want to dose TRT higher than that. Using with HCG can help keep pituitary axis in check. The flucutations from result to result can show how big an impact small changes in life can have on hormone levels. You could look into creating space for better rest, lower stress, cutting back at the gym, etc to increase recovery time. You could test cortisol levels to see if there is a chronic stress issue (also prolactin, E2 and a few others)

      Have you joined the forum at PeakTestosterone.com? That could be a good group to discuss with. Lots of guys in your age range with similar issues and good experiences to give you some ideas to consider.

  13. Hello Doctor,

    I’m 33 years old male and below are my test results. I have been on thyroid (Hypo) medication for 5 years. Could you please let me know if anything is wrong with the below test results. My cortisol is borderline. Thanks a lot for the help.

    follicle stimulating hormone – 4.1
    luteinizing stimulating hormone – 3.2
    Free Testosterone – 14.5
    Testosterone Serum – 283
    PSA – 0.84
    ACTH – 33.0
    Cortisol – 10.9
    Prolactin – 9.6
    Glucose – 91
    HgbA1C – 5.5
    Thyroid Peroxidase – 36 H
    Thyroglobulin Antibody – <1.0
    Ferritin – 24.8
    TSH – 0.31 L

    1. Testosterone is in the normal range but it is on the lower end. The FSH and LH look ok so my suspicion would be stress is lowering T levels. People don’t understand the relationship between testosterone and stress very well but there is evidence that T will dip when stress is high. Some of the best solutions for that is exercise and improved sleep. Low sugar / low alcohol diet can also help recover T.

      Nothing that I see is clinical range such that you would necessarily want medication to correct. If I were in your shoes I would discuss potential lifestyle modifications with endocrinologist.

      Do you have symptoms or issues that are impacting your life?

  14. I am 40 years old, with lh result: 13.25(ref. Range 1.70-8.60 mIU/ml
    FSH: 12.92(ref. Range: 1.50-12.40)
    Testosterone: 16.69(ref. Range: 8.64-29.00)
    I and my wife are trying to conceive, what does my results told about my fertility condition? Thanks and God bless

    1. Did you get a semen analysis done?

      LH and FSH seem to be on the high side which means that the testicle might be working a little harder. Have you visited a urologist?

  15. Hi Doc. I recently had blood work done and it shows my total T levels at 325 and I am also dealing with melasma on my check bones, if you can please shed some light on my situation and how to fix it.

    1. Was there a sudden drop of T? have you experienced any symptoms of low T? Is the melesma new?

      Sometimes lifestyle can contribute to a reduction in testosterone levels. Poor sleep, poor diet, alcohol consumption, weight gain, lack of exercise, poor diet, use of various medications or drugs, injury to the testicle, a varicocele and a ton of other things can all contribute to a drop in T. Your levels are borderline normal depending on your age and I would definitely start with examining your lifestyle to see if there are natural ways to boost your T. If you can, you may find that it helps the melasma. Some dermatologists report that hormones can dramatically impact skin.

  16. Hi Doc,

    I am a 25 year old. I sensed I might have low T and got below panel done,

    Cortisol : 12.64 ug/dl
    E2 : 46 .08 pg/ml
    FSH : 3.1 mIU/ml
    LH : 5.31 mIU/ml
    Prolactin : 13.71 ng/ml
    Testosterone : 404.82 ng/dl
    TSH : 1.88 μIU/ml

    Do you think the testosterone count qualifies as low T and if yes, is it secondary or primary. What could be the cause driving it? Will appreciate your response, Thanks,

    1. Testosterone is on the lower side but I wouldn’t say it really falls in Low T territory. Given your age, I would expected it to be higher but would very much recommend against testosterone therapy. TRT can have a lot of lifelong negative side effects and should be avoided as long as possible. It can particularly cause infertility…

      Looking at these results. LH and FSH look relatively healthy, which is a great sign. This means that generally the pituitary and testes are both relatively healthy. The E2 is higher than I would like to see. Generally, that points to testosterone being converted to estrogen. Could be caused by extra fat cells, alcohol consumption, high sugar diet. Do any of these apply?

      Do you have symptoms of low T? If so, what are they?

  17. Hey Doc

    In my mid-40’s – no history of testosterone use – workout 3-4X per week . For about a year I was having issues feeling like crap, always tired – weak erections – low libido – low back pain and slow recovery from workouts (very sore for days after a workout) – FMD did a standard blood workup everything came back perfect – FMD than did prostrate workup and sent me to a specialist, everything was good – FMD than did LH/Test/Free Test panel with the following results: LH 3.1, Test 17.6 and free Test 254. From my research these are not good levels – FMD has referred me to an endo – not sure what to expect- with a FT level of 254 will they put me on TRT? I have read levels under 300 are not good (unless your like 80yrs old) and from that I am assuming I will need TRT. Am I on track with that assumption?

    1. I’m not a doctor but I can give you some thoughts…

      1. LH is relatively low. This points to well functioning testicles. The biggest time with TRT is most beneficial is when there is damage to testicular tissues that make it difficult for the body to produce testosterone naturally.

      2. Since you workout regularly, are relatively young and haven’t used testosterone before — I’m at a little bit of a loss as to what might be causing low T. Your levels are low enough that they could definitely be causing symptoms. But I’m not sure what’s causing the low T. Did they measure any other hormones? I feel like it might be beneficial to get a better idea of what is going on with pituitary gland. You might go to an endocrinologist.

      3. Did you get checked for a varicocele? It is rare that a varicocele can cause low T symptoms but I have seen cases where that has happened and you might want to rule that out if you haven’t already.

      4. Given that your LH is low, you might discuss alternatives with your doctor rather that TRT as a first line measure to try to boost T levels. There are a number of medications that can help the body produce it’s own testosterone rather than direct supplementation.

  18. hey doc im 25 years old male and i had fatigue symptoms and low energy depression so my gp done a testoterone test first it was a 6.6 nmol/l then couple of months latter it was a 10.1 nmol.l then i used some clomid for 1 month and then done a test and my testosterone was at 22.1 nmol/l and after 1 – 2 months of stopping using clomid completely my doc sent to an endo to do a full test and now my results are

    total protein 73 g/l ( 63 – 83)
    thyroid stimulating hormone 0.12 low (0.27 – 4.20)
    free t4 17.9 pmol/l (12 – 22 )
    luteinising hormone 9.9 iu/l high (1.7 – 8.6)
    follicle stimulating hormone 3.6 iu/l (1.5 – 12.4 )
    testosterone 12.1 nmol/l (7.6 – 31.4 ) im not happy with this
    sex hormone binding globulin 36 nmol/l (16 – 55)
    dheas 3.6 umol/l (0.4 – 13.4)
    cortisol 376 nmol/l (133 – 537 )
    alpha-foetoprotein 1.9 kiu/l (<6)
    insulin-like growth factor 1 17.5 nmo/l (16.3 – 39.3)
    haemoglobin (%) 5.2 (4.0 – 6.0)

    iv got a full blood count but if you want i can write it
    protein electrophoresis done too i can write is you want it too i know there is a lot to look at but if you can please get back to me i would really appreciate it thank you in advance

      1. Thanks for replying doc , No it had been around 2-3 months that id stopped i told my doc too and she said its good because it can mask the results but while i was on clomid i felt very good and my testosterone was 22.1 nmol but i know in the long run its not good now im worried about my tsh levels and lh levels and how it could cause the symptoms i am having like anxiety, depression , frequent bowl moments and low energy from an overactive thyroid…
        i haven’t discussed my results yet i have to wait till the 3rd of feb 17 that is why i wanted some peace of mind from a professional like yourself. thank you

        1. You are taking the right steps. I am very hopeful that the doctors will get to the bottom of what is going on. The blood test should give them some great insight. I think they will be able to help your symptoms.

          I hope you feel better. Keep your head up.

          Sara

          1. Hey doc i saw the doctor on friday and told me im perfectly fine when clearly my tsh is low an lh high i told her i have the symptoms of an overactive tyroid but she didnt seem to understand and with me forcing her shr had me do a blood test to free t3 and tyroid profile or tyroid function even if its bad im sure she will say im fine lets see

  19. Doc, I’m 40 yrs old male. My LH is 11.3 and my SFH is 13.1 testosterone is low normal and I’m suffering weak erection. How can I lower my Lh level? Thanks

    1. Lh and fsh are what send signals to your testicles to produce more testosterone but im not a doctor or a medical professional i would get all your hormones checked up like thyroid free t dht

  20. Doc, i am a 24 year old male, who did a sarms cycle and did pct with nolvadex and clomid.
    Currently my test is 407 and lh levels fairly high at 8.8. However, despite the high lh levels, my testicles are smaller than normal as my endo told me. However, he did not have any answer to it.
    I have not done a sperm analysis. I do feel fatigued from time to time and my erections/libido fluctuates. Any idea?

  21. Slightly above the range for lh results (both),but normal testosterone, any ideas please.
    Many Thanks

  22. Hi Doc. My sperm analysis is, Volume 2.8mls, PH 8.0, Actively mobile 56%, Sluggishly mobile 32%, Non mobile 12%
    Pus cells 3-4, sperm count 29.7×106
    Range 20.0×106. How is my sperm, am i able to pregnant my wife? We have been trying for 3 years. Please help me.

    1. This is a borderline result. Given that you’ve been trying for 3 years its probably not the whole story. There might also be something going on with her. But, it is probably contributing to difficulty conceiving. In cases like this I usually suspect a varicocele or some unhealthy habits that could be contributing to harming sperm production. Have you taken our risk assessment – if so, did it highlight any major risks?

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