help over antral folliclle count - what does it mean??

(7 Posts)
blueskies19 Sat 07-Sep-13 11:22:01

hi
I had a scan this week and had an antral follicle count which I was told can help determine how many eggs you have

I had 7 on one ovary and 9 on the other
I am 42 and have been ttc for 3 years

Can anyone help with interpretating the results

any help gratefully received

eurochick Sat 07-Sep-13 11:47:00

That sounds like a perfectly good AFC to me.

Take a look at this: www.advancedfertility.com/antralfollicles.htm

blueskies19 Sat 07-Sep-13 13:15:50

many thanks eurochick - that's really helpful

just wondered if any natural supplements you could take would help increase this number?

eurochick Sat 07-Sep-13 13:23:21

I haven't heard of anything to increase AFC, but it can vary from cycle to cycle. Co-Q10 and royal jelly have been mentioned to improve egg quality.

Your number is good in itself and I'd go as far to say it is very good for 42 so I wouldn't worry too much about the number.

blueskies19 Sat 07-Sep-13 14:18:45

thanks so much eurochick
yes Ive heard the same thing about royal jelly and co q10 so I will try both of them - have been ttc for some time so need all the help I can get and my age is not on my side

thanks for all the uesful info

JethroTull Sun 08-Sep-13 18:46:42

You could try DHEA OP. it's meant to help increase the quality of ovarian reserve. Good luck.

blueskies19 Sun 08-Sep-13 19:57:38

many thanks Jethro Tull - will try this too

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