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Forum Name: Prostate Cancer
Question: Low FSH and LH
|actor4stmtv - Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:35 pm||
I have an "irregular prostate" as identified by my urologist. I will be undergoing a US biopsy soon. Bloodwork was done which has identified all things being normal (except PSA, results not back yet) except for unusually low FSH and LH. They are so low that they are what they should be for a pregnant woman. What could this mean in terms of prostate tumor(s)?
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat May 31, 2008 3:53 am||
This is confusing indeed. Reducing FSH and LH to low levels is actually one of the methods used to treat advanced prostate cancer tumors as these hormones are responsible for the production of endogenous androgens which enhance tumor growth.
Irregularity / asymmetry in the prostate gland requires that we rule out cancer. Your PSA level will help in the differential diagnosis.
Please update this topic and let us know how things turned out.
Best of luck!
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