Endocrine Assessment

Infertility is on the rise. According to the United Nations, there was a worldwide average of 5 children per woman in 1950, but by 2020, that ratio had dropped to 2 children. Infertility affects 48 million couples and 186 million people globally, according to estimates.


Endocrine Assessment

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Updated on:
February 21, 2023

Endocrine Assessment

What is Endocrine Assessment?


Hormone tests carried out as part of the first examinations of both men and women seeking fertility treatment are referred to as "endocrine assessments." An initial endocrine evaluation, also known as an endocrine profile, is a blood test to measure the levels of many hormones in the blood, including oestradiol, progesterone, prolactin, testosterone, thyroid function, and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH).

How do hormone imbalances affect fertility and what causes them?

Hormone levels can be impacted by a variety of lifestyle choices, including stress, excessive exercise, lack of sun exposure, and abnormal body weight (BMI 19 or above). These problems may lead to irregular menstruation, which may affect egg maturation, ovulation, and pregnancy implantation. More crucially, any direct or indirect health issue affecting the reproductive system, particularly the ovaries and testes, can cause hormonal imbalances, which can suggest a person's incapacity to release eggs or generate healthy sperm.

What part do various hormones play in reproduction?

Several hormones' roles in reproductionFollicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): It stimulates the development of follicles from the immature stage to the stage where they contain mature eggs (typically one egg per follicle).Luteinizing hormone (LH): This hormone is crucial for the development and release of eggs.Oestradiol (also known as oestrogen) is created by the developing follicle. When the follicle is larger and of excellent quality, the oestradiol level is higher.Progesterone: It fosters an environment that is conducive to the establishment of a pregnancy or the implantation of an embryo.Prolactin levels have been reported to be greater in breastfeeding mothers. Prolactin levels can frequently rise, which may prevent ovulation or the release of the eggs. These circumstances include persistent stress, thyroid function issues, and some small brain tumours known as prolactinomas.The anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is one of the best markers for ovarian reserve assessment. Before beginning fertility treatments, such as assisted conception or IVF, it is almost always checked.


Endocrine evaluation refers to blood tests performed as part of pre-fertility treatment research, including IVF, to measure various hormone levels. In addition to being altered by situations like persistent stress, rigorous exercise, and specific other medical disorders or medications, these hormones can also be aberrant if fertility is lowered.

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Is IVF hard on women’s bodies?

You will have much more hormones rushing through your body than usual as a result of all the hormone injections required during IVF. You might feel cranky, bloated, or even high libido as a result of that. It's not uncommon for women to gain a little weight. Hormone injections can affect your weight and also your hunger levels, along with changes in your emotions. Expect some changes to happen in your body and mind.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

Please check the pricing page.

Can I smoke during IVF treatment?

Smoking is a strict "No" if you’re looking to get pregnant. This is applicable to both men and women. Smoking has shown to have a big impact on the quality of the sperms and eggs and hence it’s advisable that you quit smoking if you’re planning to start a family.

What are the steps involved in IVF treatment?

A step by step guide to IVF treatment is conveyed in this video by our Medical Director – Dr Vani Sundarapandian..

Can I work and commute when undergoing IVF treatment?

This can only be suggested on a case to case basis depending on the various factors associated with the patient, such as age, medical condition, quality of eggs/sperms etc.

At what age is IVF most successful?

IVF success rates vary as it depends on multiple factors. One of these major factors is age. The success rate is almost 55-60% in women who are less than 35 years of age. The success rate goes down as the woman’s age increases. Ideally, the 20s and 30s are the best age to have a successful IVF.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

It's pretty doable. Begin taking prenatal supplements, keep a healthy weight, stop using drugs, drinking alcohol, or smoking, avoid serious infectious infections, which could cause a delay in treatment, and reduce consuming caffeine. Basically, maintain a healthy body by eating healthy and exercising regularly.

How much of infertility is because of the man?

1/3 of infertility cases are attributable to men, 1/3 are attributable to women, and the rest are a combination of male and female factors or unexplained problems.

Do IVF hormones make you emotional?

Some women report having minimal to no reactions, while others say they are extremely anxious or even depressed. So be aware that you can experience an emotional response to the hormone changes; if you do, this is completely normal and okay.

How long should I try before deciding to see a fertility specialist?

If you’re unable to conceive after a year of actively trying to conceive, then you should consult a doctor.

Is IVF painful?

IVF shots are typically not too painful. Although there is a stinging feeling, it is not bothersome. The needles are too thin to cause any pain. When you inject the medication, you can invite your partner or perhaps a friend to stand by your side.

Can i drink alcohol during IVF treatment?

Drinking is strictly discouraged while prepping for IVF. Some studies have shown that alcohol may have an effect on the outcome of IVF.

Do IVF babies look different?

The woman becomes pregnant once the embryo is implanted in her uterus, and after a certain amount of time, she gives birth to her child. IVF children are just like any other children. In fact, it is impossible to tell an IVF baby apart from other kids unless you are told.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

To know more about the cost of IVF treatment, please visit our pricing page.

Are IVF babies always healthy?

Yes is the clear-cut response. With the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF), millions of healthy children have been born. There are no immediate or long-term risks to the child's health associated with the procedure. The method of conception is the main distinction between IVF babies and regular babies.

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