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Table 1 Serum hormone levels and bacterial smear numbers in fertile women at day 7 of the menstrual cycle

From: The Lactobacillus flora in vagina and rectum of fertile and postmenopausal healthy Swedish women

Subject No. Oestradiol (E2) (pmol/L) Progesterone (nmol/L) FSH (IU/L) LH (IU/L) Vaginal smear
(CFU/g)
Rectal smear
(CFU/g)
1 689 3 4.6 3.9 -- 180
2 737 < 3 7.7 4.5 1600000 840000
3 653 5 18.2 24.7 98000 950000
4 138 < 3 9.5 5.6 -- 3200000
5 310 3 8.5 4.4 180000000 230000
6 238 < 3 7.2 3.5 -- 850000
7 1053 3 6.7 4.3 4200000 350000
8 240 3 6.2 3.5 -- 2800000
9 166 < 3 8.9 6.5 3000000 190000
10 282 < 3 9.2 2.8 5700000 38000
11 520 < 3 7.1 5.7 7200000 280000
12      -- 130000
13 1111 3 5.7 8.5 3600000 1600000
14 < 125 3 51.2 12.9 420000 1200000
15 253 3 5.7 5.8 -- --
16 929 4 4.8 5.5 150000 4300
17 598 < 3 4.7 8.4 83000 180000
18 328 6 7.8 7.1 -- --
19 150 3 8.9 9.5 -- 19000000
20 189 3 52.7 19.8 -- --
  1. -- = not detectable. One woman did not complete the hormone analyses. CFU = colony forming units, IU = international units, FSH = follicle-stimulating hormone, LH = luteinizing hormone.