Why It Is Done
A follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) test may be done to:
- Help find the cause of infertility. FSH testing
is commonly used to help evaluate a:
- Woman's egg supply (ovarian reserve).
- Man's low sperm count.
- Help evaluate menstrual problems, such as irregular or absent menstrual periods (amenorrhea). This can help determine whether the woman has gone through Reference menopause Opens New Window.
- Determine if a child is going through early Reference puberty Opens New Window (also called precocious puberty). Puberty is early when it starts in girls younger than age 9 and in boys younger than age 10.
- Determine why sexual features or organs are not developing when they should (delayed puberty).
- Help diagnose certain pituitary gland disorders, such as a tumor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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