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Which hormone is highest when a woman is most fertile?

I am a 22 year old female. I want to know which hormone is highest when a woman is most fertile?

5 Answers

Usually, the day of ovulation is the most fertile period and the LH - Leutinizing Hormone - is the highest.
Women have many hormones in their body that fluctuate in concert with each other, No single hormone controls a women's fertility. For example home ovulation predictor tests measure the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine. Early in your cycle LH is low and a day or so before you ovulate LH spikes five to ten times its normal level in what we call an LH surge. When the ovulation predictor changes from no detection of LH to detection it will give a signal telling you that ovulation will happen soon. However if you used the same test on urine from a women who is menopausal the LH would always be high and the test would always be positive, even though she is not ovulating, This is because LH rises to an equally high level after menopause.
As another example, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is low when women are young and steadily rises as they approach menopause, so a high level of FSH signals that a woman is becoming less, not more fertile.
If you have had hormone testing it is best to speak to your doctor about the interpretation of the results.
Luetining Hormone. This is the hormone that urine ovulation tests check to tell you when you are releasing an egg.