Re: Doctor question: high FSH

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Posted by Larry Grunfeld, MD on July 24, 19100 at 15:16:29:

In Reply to: Doctor question: high FSH posted by Jessica on July 24, 19100 at 14:42:05:

An FSH of 14 is usually associated with the ovulation of a high number of abnormal eggs. Almost all women with your FSH will ovulate regularly and there are no clues from observing your cycles that your eggs may have a problem. There is no FSH that is inconstant with pregnancy, but this FSH means that you will have to go through many eggs before you ovulate a healthy one. If an elevated FSH is your only problem, IVF may not be your best procedure. IVF requires eggs to be exposed to temperature, pH and environmental conditions that your fragile eggs may not tolerate. Taking them out of your body to observe them does nothing to improve their quality. Less traumatic forms of fertility therapy may be better for you.

Larry Grunfeld, MD

: What are my options if my FSH level is 14? Does that mean IVF is not an option for me. I understand that REs want the level to be around 5-8. Why would mine be so high? I know I am ovulating every month. Thanks.

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