Elevated LH levels in men are an indication of damage to the testicles due to alcohol abuse, chemotherapy, or any infection. It is also an indication of having Klinefelter’s syndrome. Low LH levels in men are an indication of pituitary gland disorders.
Elevated LH levels in children are an indication of brain injury or disorder in the central nervous system. Elevated LH and follicle-stimulating hormone levels are also an indication of the start of puberty.
Low LH levels along with follicle-stimulating hormone levels in children is an indication of delay in puberty.
When should it be repeated?
The test may be repeated to check your progress if you are undergoing treatment for the underlying condition.
The procedure for Luteinizing Hormone (LH) test is similar to any other blood test. During the test, the healthcare professional will draw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm. The collected blood sample is stored in a tube and analyzed.
Before drawing the blood, the healthcare professional will disinfect the area with an alcohol wipe. And after drawing the blood, he/she will apply a bandage on the punctured area.
The entire process is painless and hardly takes around 15 to 20 minutes.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend you to visit the hospital and do the test for a few more days. Because the amount of hormones varies with your periods. Performing the test multiple times helps the doctor to diagnose the condition accurately.
There are no potential risks associated with the test. In some cases, individuals may have bruising or bleeding on the punctured area.
It is not a serious condition and can be addressed at home with the help of a cold compress and rest. However, if you experience severe bruising or excess bleeding, consult your doctor immediately to avoid any further complications.
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