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Table 2 Serum hormone levels and bacterial smear numbers in fertile women at day 21 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)
1 318 52 5.9 2.2 -- 3000000
2 656 46 4.8 5.8 25000000 79000
3 272 12 2.9 1.4 83000 90000
4 248 35 4.9 4.6 -- 4000000
5 499 52 2.9 2.2 26000000 1800000
6 253 18 3.1 < 1.0 400 31000
7 374 3 8.0 2.8 40000000 120000
8 274 14 2.6 2.4 -- 4800000
9 158 < 3 11.9 20.2 22000000 620000
10 389 21 3.1 1.4 8700000 35000
11 635 31 3.8 4.9 3000000 5500
12      -- --
13 221 18 8.3 3.1 55000 1800
14 705 8 25.2 19.8 710000 1700000
15 326 35 6.0 7.2 17000 510000
16    4.1 3.1 150000 2200
17 164 15 4.8 2.5 1200 380000
18 607 48 5.0 8.4 -- 21000
19 568 70 3.1 3.0 -- --
20 1248 5 2.9 3.5 -- 3100
  1. -- = not detectable. One woman did not complete the hormone analyses and one women only completed FSH and LH analyses. CFU = colony forming units, IU = international units, FSH = follicle-stimulating hormone, LH = luteinizing hormone.