LH is a pituitary hormone that remains low throughout most of the menstrual cycle. Around day 14, mid-cycle, there is an exponential rise in LH due to the high estrogen level. This LH spike is what triggers ovulation.
In addition, LH is also responsible for the mature follicle turning into a corpus luteum after expelling the egg it contained.
Read the full article on: What are the functions of the LH hormone in the reproductive cycle? ( 68).
By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Paula Fabra Roca M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 02/02/2022