What does FSH test tell you?

What FSH Does in the Body. To understand FSH level testing, it helps to know how the hormone works in the body. Its job is to tell the oocytes (premature eggs) in your ovaries to begin growing. Each oocyte is contained within a follicle, or fluid sac.

What are normal FSH levels by age?

What are normal FSH levels by age?

  • Age 33 or under: less than 7.0 mlU/mL (milli-international units per milliliter)
  • Age 33-37: less than 7.9 mIU/mL.
  • Age 38-40: less than 8.4 mIU/mL.
  • Age 41 and over: less than 8.5 mIU/mL.

What FSH level indicates menopause?

30 mIU/mL

Sometimes, elevated follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels are measured to confirm menopause. When a woman’s FSH blood level is consistently elevated to 30 mIU/mL or higher, and she has not had a menstrual period for a year, it is generally accepted that she has reached menopause.

What does a high FSH level mean?

What does high FSH mean and what causes it? High FSH levels can indicate primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), the menopausal transition, or Turner syndrome. FSH levels can also be higher in heavy smokers or drinkers or people with a vitamin D deficiency.

What are the first signs of perimenopause?

What are the symptoms of perimenopause?

  • Irregular periods or skipping periods.
  • Periods that are heavier or lighter than usual.
  • Hot flashes (a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads across your body).
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex.
  • Urinary urgency (needing to urinate more frequently).

How do I know if I’m in perimenopause?

If you have a persistent change of seven days or more in the length of your menstrual cycle, you may be in early perimenopause. If you have a space of 60 days or more between periods, you’re likely in late perimenopause. Hot flashes and sleep problems. Hot flashes are common during perimenopause.

What is the average age for perimenopause?

Perimenopause can begin in some women in their 30s, but most often it starts in women ages 40 to 44.

What are the 34 signs of perimenopause?

What Are the Signs of Perimenopause?

  • Hot flashes.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Worse premenstrual syndrome.
  • Lower sex drive.
  • Fatigue.
  • Irregular periods.
  • Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex.
  • Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing.