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Does LH or FSH produce estrogen?
Estrogen is at a low point. Therefore, the pituitary secretes FSH and LH, a process which actually begins before the onset of your menses. These hormones in turn stimulate the growth of several ovarian follicles, each containing one egg.
What happens if your LH is high?
High levels of LH in a woman's blood can be a sign of what's called “primary ovarian failure,” which means that the problem is with the ovaries themselves. … In men, high levels of LH in the blood are a sign of a problem with the testicles. Low levels of LH mean the issue is with the pituitary gland or hypothalmus.
Where is FSH and LH produced?
FSH is synthesized and secreted by the gonadotropic cells of the anterior pituitary gland, and regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body. FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH) work together in the reproductive system.
What is the function of FSH in females?
In women, this hormone stimulates the growth of ovarian follicles in the ovary before the release of an egg from one follicle at ovulation. It also increases oestradiol production. In men, follicle stimulating hormone acts on the Sertoli cells of the testes to stimulate sperm production (spermatogenesis).