Elevated serum follicle-stimulating hormone levels in men with normal seminal fluid analyses

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Elevated serum follicle-stimulating hormone levels in men with normal seminal fluid analyses

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dc.contributor.author Bremner, William J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Paulsen, C. Alvin en_US
dc.contributor.author Karpas, Anthony E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Matsumoto, Alvin M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-17T20:43:52Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-17T20:43:52Z
dc.date.issued 1983-03 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fertil Steril. 1983 Mar;39(3):333-6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/4490
dc.description.abstract Three men who volunteered as normal subjects were found to have abnormally high levels of serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) despite having normal seminal fluid analyses and fertility. Two of the men had a history of previous orchitis, and one had an atrophic testis. Serum luteinizing hormone and testosterone levels were normal. These cases appear to represent compensated primary testicular disease, with normal sperm counts and fertility maintained at the expense of chronically elevated FSH levels. These results imply that in certain situations, the measurement of serum FSH levels may be a more sensitive index of testicular disease than the performance of seminal fluid analyses. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject male contraception en_US
dc.subject andrology en_US
dc.subject 5-alpha reductase inhibitors en_US
dc.subject testosterone en_US
dc.subject gonadotropins en_US
dc.subject colchicine en_US
dc.subject klinefelter's syndrome en_US
dc.subject reifenstein's syndrome en_US
dc.subject spermatogenesis en_US
dc.subject.mesh Luteinizing Hormone, blood en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Orchitis, blood en_US
dc.subject.mesh Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Testicular Diseases, blood en_US
dc.subject.mesh Semen, analysis en_US
dc.subject.mesh Sperm Count en_US
dc.subject.mesh Testosterone, blood en_US
dc.subject.mesh Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. en_US
dc.subject.mesh Atrophy en_US
dc.subject.mesh Follicle Stimulating Hormone, blood en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult en_US
dc.subject.mesh Sperm Motility en_US
dc.subject.mesh Testis, pathology en_US
dc.title Elevated serum follicle-stimulating hormone levels in men with normal seminal fluid analyses en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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