Normal follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH, levels vary depending on age and gender, according to MedlinePlus. Normal levels for a prepubescent male are between 0 to 0.5 milli international units per milliliter, and normal levels for a prepubescent female are between 0 to 0.4 mIU/ml.
Follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH, plays a role in the proper functioning of the reproductive systems of men and women. According to WebMD, it works in the female body to "help control the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs." In men, it helps to control sperm production.
Doctors use a blood test to measure follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH, levels, according to Healthline. The test involves taking a blood sample from the body and then determining the quantity of FSH contained in the serum of the blood sample.
According to the Center For Human Reproduction, some women with high FSH levels are able to become pregnant. However, infertility treatment is typically necessary. Supplements such as dehydroepiandrosterone are often taken before in vitro fertilization is attempted.
During menopause, the levels of the ovarian hormone called inhibin begin to decrease, causing a decrease in the production of the FSH hormone. As the inhibin levels fall, FSH levels increase over the menopausal transition period.
Normal follical stimulating hormone levels in menopausal and postmenopausal women are between 25.8 and 134.8, according to MedlinePlus. FSH is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and regulates the female menstruation cycle. An FSH blood test is commonly used to diagnose menopause and infert
Male follicle-stimulating hormone levels range from 0 to 12.4 milli-international units per milliliter and females range from 0 to 134.8 milli-international units per milliliter. Male luteinizing hormone levels range from 1.8 to 8.6 international units per liter and females range 5 to 52.3 internati
Postmenopausal women have low levels of estrogen, and there is not enough estrogen to turn off the brain's production of follicle stimulating hormone, or FSH, explains the University of Pennsylvania Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness. Therefore, high levels of FSH are found in the blood of postm
Menopause cannot be accurately diagnosed from FSH levels alone, states The North American Menopause Society. Levels of FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone, vary throughout the menstrual cycle during perimenopause. Multiple readings of FSH levels, in addition to estrogen levels, need to be performed
Luteinizing hormone (FH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) are both known as gonadotropins because they stimulate the gonads in both males and females to produce steroid hormones. In males, these two hormones stimulate the testes, and in females they stimulate the ovaries.