Can I Buy a FSH Test for Use at Home?

Can I Buy a FSH Test for Use at Home?

What is FSH?

FSH stands for Follicle Stimulating Hormone, which is a very important hormone in the body in relation to fertility and conception. FSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the body. FSH is often used as an indicator of a woman’s ovarian reserve, or the quality and quantity of her remaining eggs.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Up until recently, FSH tests were only available at a doctor’s office. However, with the new technology that has been introduced in recent years, women are now able to purchase FSH tests at their local drugstore for use in the privacy of their own home.

How do home FSH tests work?

Most at home FSH tests are very easy to use, and simple to understand. These tests are much like home pregnancy tests in the way that they are performed and they are pretty simple and straightforward. Some of them use mid stream urine to detect the FSH levels, and some of them use a cup of urine to place the stick in.

Each of them works in pretty much the same way, however. Most of the home FSH tests must be done on day 3 of your cycle to provide an accurate result. Also, most of the tests require that you use the first morning urine also so that you have the most accurate results.

How to read the results

Reading the results of an at home FSH test is very simple. If the result line is lighter than the control line, this indicates that your FSH levels are in the normal range. You can then continue trying to conceive as usual.

However, if the result line is the same color or darker than the control line, this means that your FSH level is likely to be elevated and you might want to see a doctor for further testing. A doctor can help you figure out whether or not anything is wrong and how to fix it if there is.

Things to remember

There are several things to remember when using at home FSH tests however. These tests are not always accurate, and they are never a replacement for a real doctor’s advice and testing. They are simply to give you a better idea of what is going on in your body.

Also, sometimes if you have a medical condition, such as PCOS, ovarian cysts, or untreated thyroid disorders, these conditions can interfere with the accuracy of the test. Oral contraceptives can also alter your results. After going off of oral contraceptives, you should wait until you have at least two regular menstrual periods before testing.

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Brittany Null
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