Ovarian Reserve Markers

ovarian reserve

Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to determine the capacity of the ovary to provide eggs that are capable of fertilization resulting in a successful pregnancy. Several noninvasive ovarian reserve markers have been proposed to assess ovarian reserve including serum levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), serum anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), luteinizing hormone, estradiol, […]

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Do I Still Have Healthy Eggs?

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Do I still have healthy eggs is a question that many infertile women ask, particularly those who are over 35 years of age. Most women today are aware that fertility declines after age 30 and significantly declines after age 35. While this is true, most women remain very fertile till age 39. Certainly after age […]

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone as a Marker of Ovarian Reserve

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), also known as mullerian inhibiting substance, is a regulatory protein found in the ovary.  It is synthesized in the granulosa cells of antral follicles (see drawing below).  AMH is thought to play a role in coordinating follicular development within the ovary; there is a “give and take” between follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) […]

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Your IVF Protocol

If you and your physician have decided that you need IVF, you will be given a protocol of your upcoming IVF cycle. A protocol is a schedule or blueprint of how your cycle will be done. It includes the medications you will be taking, the instructions on how to take these medications, and the procedures […]

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Converting Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)/Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Cycles to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

For many couples, the inability to conceive is caused by abnormal or absent ovulation. Normal ovulation involves the natural recruitment of an egg that has been hibernating in the ovary since before birth. Ovulatory dysfunction is often corrected with hormonal medication which stimulates the ovary to ovulate. The hormone used is follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) […]

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