Ovarian reserve test: What are the normal values?
Ovarian reserve refers to the number of eggs still remaining in a woman's ovary at a given time. Currently, there are several methods to measure a woman's ovarian reserve, but the most commonly used are antral follicle count (AFR) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) determination. Read more
Gonadotropins: What are they and what are their functions?
Gonadotropins are hormones secreted by the pituitary gland after the stimulation of GnRH pulses. Gonadotropins are produced by men and women and they regulate the reproductive cycle in both cases, although they do not have the same levels of gonadotropins and the actions regulated are different in each case. There are three types of gonadotropic hormones: FSH, LH, and hCG. Read more
What Is the Role of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)?
FSH is a type of pituitary hormone that is responsible for regulating the reproductive cycle in men and women. In assisted reproduction treatments, such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization, FSH drugs are used for controlled ovarian stimulation. Read more
What are they and what happens in the different phases of ovulation?
Ovulation is the process by which an ovarian follicle releases a mature oocyte, which can be fertilized and can result in pregnancy. This process, as well as the entire menstrual cycle, will be controlled by changes in the levels of FSH and LH gonadotropins and ovarian sex hormones. Read more
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