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1139187 tn?1355706647

Question about a lab

I had my Doctor run every lab that i never had done just to make sure there was nothing missed.  There were 18 labs run.  some were a little high or low but nothing crazy except one.  LH.   My LH was low

LH   .2    ranges 1.5 to 9.3

I called her and asked if i should be concerned and she told me "i want to see what your testesterone looks like before i can say anything".

I thought LH was pituitary and was in the thyroid family?   My prolactin was   4.8  ranges 2.0 - 18.0  if that means anything.

thank you
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No, LH is not thyroid related, except in that all parts of the endocrine system are interdependent.  LH in men stimulates the production of testosterone. It's kind of, with FSH, the reporductive system's version of TSH.
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1139187 tn?1355706647
Holy cow.  I had no idea.  So LH is the same as TSH but in the testosterone family.   I still cant find an answer as to how the LH is treated.  But if what you are saying is correct, it doesnt matter because im injecting testosterone and my testosterone numbers are in range.  RIght?   I knew i should of paid attention in physics.
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You should have paid attention somewhere!  LOL

I don't know that much about LH, but I'm guessing that, like TSH, you can't treat it directly.  If you're taking exogenous testosterone, then one would expect LH to be low...same as when you're taking thyroid meds, TSH should be low.
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1139187 tn?1355706647
Ah....   so if im overmedicated, my LH might be lower than range.   Makes sense..   Well I dont feel like im on too much testosterone, but i can tell you i certainly need more t4.  im holding at 10 weeks on 125 syncrap before i make a move despite my labs at 5 weeks showing i need more.   Nice and slow this time.  No mistakes..  Im coming in for a landing.  I think in 30 days ive only had 1 intolerable day.  I bet you never thought you would hear me say that?
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