Ovarian Reserve Testing

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.

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Ovarian Reserve Testing

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Updated on:
November 28, 2022
Topic:
Female Infertility
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Ovarian Reserve Testing

What is Ovarian Reserve Testing?

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Ovarian reserve studies include both biochemical blood analyses and ultrasound imaging of the ovaries. For the evaluation of ovarian reserve, basal follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol, anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), and antral follicle count (AFC) are frequently utilised.At the beginning of the menstrual cycle, blood levels of FSH and estradiol are assessed (day 2 or 3). Hormone levels reflect how the pituitary and ovaries act together. FSH, which is released by the pituitary gland, promotes follicle growth. At the beginning of the menstrual cycle, FSH levels are typically low, but as they rise, a follicle grows and the egg matures. Estradiol is released by the follicle at this time. Estradiol stimulates the pituitary gland to produce less FSH when levels are higher.A high FSH level suggests a diminished ovarian reserve, which lowers the likelihood of conception. Anti-Mullerian hormone and antral follicle count are two more accurate tests that should be used to confirm a diagnosis of egg depletion or sterility.One of the most reliable assays to gauge ovarian reserve is anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH). Increased numbers of mature oocytes, embryos, and eventually a greater clinical pregnancy rate are linked to elevated levels of AMH.The number of follicles measuring 2 to 10 mm in diameter as determined by a transvaginal ultrasound scan is known as the antral follicle count (AFC). The quantity of antral follicles reveals the number of eggs that are readily available as well as the expected outcome of hormonal stimulation treatments.

What are the results of ovarian reserve tests?

In comparison to other women her age, these tests forecast a woman's likelihood of becoming pregnant as well as her response to fertility treatments. A woman's ability to become pregnant is lowered if her ovarian reserve test results are abnormally low. A treatment plan is created for the patient undergoing IVF using ovarian reserve tests.

Conclusion

The number of eggs a woman has in her ovaries at any given age is known as her ovarian reserve. As the amount of eggs is decreased, their quality also declines. So, it stands for a woman's capacity to conceive naturally or through in vitro fertilisation.

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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.

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.

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 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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