Users' questions

Is it normal to have low LH and high FSH?

Is it normal to have low LH and high FSH?

My testosterone is extremely low, but my LH and FSH are relatively high. My doctor prescribed me HCG therapy (1250 IU twice a week, for 4 weeks // total 10 000 IU) To me this doesn’t make sense since my LH and FSH levels are already high. PS. I am 32 years old, very fit (5’10”, 180lb).

Which is more sensitive to hypogonadism, FSH or LH?

Increases in follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) are more sensitive for primary hypogonadism than are decreases in testosterone levels. Levels of FSH and LH also help determine whether hypogonadism is primary or secondary.

What causes low testosterone levels in secondary hypogonadism?

In secondary hypogonadism, testosterone levels are low and levels of FSH and LH are low or borderline normal. Any acute systemic illness can cause temporary secondary hypogonadism.

What does high gonadotropin and low testosterone mean?

High gonadotropin levels, even with low-normal testosterone levels, indicate primary hypogonadism, whereas gonadotropin levels that are low or lower than expected for the level of testosterone indicate secondary hypogonadism.

My testosterone is extremely low, but my LH and FSH are relatively high. My doctor prescribed me HCG therapy (1250 IU twice a week, for 4 weeks // total 10 000 IU) To me this doesn’t make sense since my LH and FSH levels are already high. PS. I am 32 years old, very fit (5’10”, 180lb).

Increases in follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) are more sensitive for primary hypogonadism than are decreases in testosterone levels. Levels of FSH and LH also help determine whether hypogonadism is primary or secondary.

In secondary hypogonadism, testosterone levels are low and levels of FSH and LH are low or borderline normal. Any acute systemic illness can cause temporary secondary hypogonadism.

High gonadotropin levels, even with low-normal testosterone levels, indicate primary hypogonadism, whereas gonadotropin levels that are low or lower than expected for the level of testosterone indicate secondary hypogonadism.