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FSH Level

Postby Cayman » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:16 pm

Hi ladies. My doctor called me and said my FSH was 8. He said all my other numbers were fine, but that was a little high. I know nothing about this and was wondering if someone had some information. He said my ovaries might be showing their age, but we still have options. He is an RE and I go back to see him next Tuesday to sit down and talk everything through. He sounded optimistic, but I'm a little sad about it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Postby unaffected » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:45 pm

Hi Cayman! I found this online:

as a woman's eggs start to diminish in quality or number, her body will in turn make more FSH to compensate. The egg itself communicates with the women's body to tell it to make certain hormones. So testing a woman's hormone levels can help determine the quantity and quality of eggs a woman has.



From what I understand, one blood draw is not enough for confirmation of either high or low FSH. I would maybe request another FSH blood draw on your next CD3, just for confirmation.

And you definitely still have options! But if you do have high FSH, it's great that your doctor knows now, and can adjust your protocol accordingly. Hopefully someone comes along here that can speak from experience w/ the high FSH.

Best of luck to you, and I hope you get lots of answers from him next week!

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Postby Cayman » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:36 pm

Thank you Kara!
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Postby lisab » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:54 pm

I think 8 is a pretty good number. My FSH runs high, but we were very pleased when I recently had an 8.1 reading. The numbers can fluctuate from cycle to cycle and not always be an indicator that something is wrong. They should probably test your AMH and do a Cd 3 ultrasound to count your antral follicles to be sure if there's any diminished reserve going on. I'd say you're probably in good shape though! :) Wheat grass is good for lowering FSH. And DHEA is great for egg quality. Good luck!
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Postby Cayman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:56 pm

Thanks Lisa!
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