What Are The Uses Of Luteinising hormone?
Luteinising hormone (LH) is a protein hormone secreted by gonadotropic cells of the pituitary gland and prepared from urine collected from urine of post-menopausal women and is used to treat infertility. It:
- Stimulates ovaries to produce and release eggs
- Enhances the secretion of testosterone by the testes in males.
- Necessary for production of sperms (spermatogenesis)
What Are The Side Effects Of Luteinising hormone?
Luteinizing hormone is possibly safe, but in some cases like an overdose may cause side effects such as:
- Injection site reactions such as redness/itching/swelling/pain.
- Bloating, headache
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Indigestion, discomfort
- Breast pain, ovarian cyst
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Luteinising hormone?