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A Follicle Stimulating Hormone blood test helps in diagnosing both pituitary and hypothalamus disorders.

What is Follicle Stimulating Hormone test?

Follicle Stimulating Hormone test is a simple blood test. Follicle Stimulating Hormone is present both in men and women. Using this test, one can understand the reason behind early or late sexual maturity. It also helps in evaluating the function of ovaries and testes, fertility issues, and disorders of pituitary and hypothalamus glands.

Why is Follicle Stimulating Hormone test suggested?

The Follicle Stimulating Hormone test is suggested when the patient has the following symptoms,

  • Early or late sexual maturity.
  • Fatigue
  • Anxious mood.
  • Tired or weakness.

How is Follicle Stimulating Hormone test performed?

There is no special procedure for performing the Follicle Stimulating Hormone test; the process involves:

  • Collection of blood and urine sample.
  • Sending the blood sample to the lab.

What are the parameters measured in the Follicle Stimulating Hormone test?

The Follicle Stimulating Hormone test measures the activity of the Follicle Stimulating Hormone, which has an active role in the female and male reproductive system.

Preparation before Follicle Stimulating Hormone test.

No particular preparation needed before Follicle Stimulating Hormone test,

  • Discuss the medical history and medications you’re taking.

Post-care after Follicle Stimulating Hormone test.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone test does not require any special post care,

  • Follow up with the doctor.
  • The patient is allowed to go after the sample is collected.

Sample types of Follicle Stimulating Hormone test:

Follicle Stimulating Hormone requires only one sample,

  • Intravenous blood sample.

Side effects of Follicle Stimulating Hormone test?

Common side effects of Follicle Stimulating Hormone test are:

  • There are chances that if the person is scared of injections they may experience pain.
  • They may also be anxious.

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