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High FSH

High FSH indicates a decline in the quality and quantity of eggs.

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The number of eggs retrieved is the best predictor of IVF success, so not getting enough eggs even with intensive ovarian stimulation is a significant predictor of IVF failure. With high levels of FSH, this is likely because there are few eggs left- potentially of poor quality.

If you are trying to become pregnant, you have probably noticed that lots of attention is being paid to how high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels affect fertility. But lots of attention equals lots of information, and it can be hard to figure out what’s true—and what’s not. Here are some common myths and facts about high FSH to help you out.

FSH is vital to fertility.
FACT. Without FSH, your follicles are not stimulated to produce eggs and you do not ovulate.

Women who have premature ovarian aging, which causes diminished or low ovarian reserve, can possibly be helped with a hormone called DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). The Center for Human Reproduction (CHR), a New York fertility clinic that specializes in patients with premature ovarian aging, has been treating patients with DHEA since 2004 with significant success.

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High FSH and Fertility

Source: Center for Human Reproduction

What are the Options for Women with Low Ovarian Reserve?

Dr. Susanna Park of San Diego Fertility Center discusses fertility treatment options for women with low ovarian reserve and diagnostic tests like blood follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, blood Anti Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels, and Antral Follicle Count (AFC) via ultrasound.

Can High FSH Be Lowered?

FSH levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle. A high FSH level on day 3 of the cycle can empower you and your fertility doctor with information, and help guide a treatment plan. Dr. Pavna Brahma, an Atlanta fertility doctor explains.