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What hormones are analyzed to determine the cause of male infertility?

By Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist).
Last Update: 01/31/2022

Among the multiple causes of male sterility are those that depend on the interaction between the brain and the testicle, and it is in these cases where it is of interest to request a hormonal study, through the FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone). Their determination will indicate the state of the pituitary-testicular axis.

 Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero
Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero
M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a Master's Degree in Human Reproduction and a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. Member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) and the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), she performs as a gynecologist specializing in assisted reproduction in the clinic IVI Sevilla.
License: 4117294
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a Master's Degree in Human Reproduction and a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. Member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) and the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), she performs as a gynecologist specializing in assisted reproduction in the clinic IVI Sevilla. License: 4117294.