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FSH hormone in women (Follicle Stimulating Hormone:

Follicle Stimulating Hormone is secreted from the pituitary in the brain and, as the name suggests, stimulates the follicles in the ovaries and ensures their growth.

Follicles in the ovaries are small sacs that carry the egg.

With the effect of FSH hormone, the follicles grow and ovulation occurs as a result of cracking under the influence of LH (Luteinizing Hormone) hormone in the middle of the menstrual period.

FSH hormone measurement is especially important in patients with menstrual irregularity and infertility problems.

FSH hormone value in the blood is measured on the 3rd day of menstruation (around 2-5 days).

As age progresses, ovarian reserve decreases and FSH hormone rises.

Especially after the age of 35, a gradual increase in the FSH hormone is observed and this increase accelerates after the age of 40.

Apart from aging, cases such as surgical removal of one or part of the ovaries or damage to the ovary during cyst surgery also cause an increase in FSH.

The drugs or contraception methods used (birth control pills and other methods...) do not cause an increase in FSH.

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