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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2013 pp 238-240
Evaluation of LH, FSH and Testosterone in Infertile Males
Dhananjay Vasantrao Bhale*, Roshan Kumar Mahat**
*Professor and HOD, **PG Student, Department of Biochemistry, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after at least 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. The failure of pituitary to secret FSH and LH will result in disruption of testicular function leading to infertility. Semen analysis and hormone evaluation are essential parameters in giving a definitive diagnosis in infertile males. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the levels of LH, FSH and Testosterone in infertile males. The study was a prospective cross sectional one carried out in the Department of Biochemistry. FSH, LH and testosterone levels were estimated in 30 infertile males of whom 15 were azospermic and 15 were oligospermic There was significant increase in LH and FSH levels in all groups of infertile males as compared to controls (P< 0.05).. The differences for the mean testosterone levels between the controls and infertile males with azospermia and oligospermia were insignificant (p>0.05).