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Is this a normal FSH result for 30?

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LisaSimpsonsbff Wed 11-Oct-17 09:29:14

Firstly, I want to apologise if it is and if I'm basically being 'worried well', as I know that must be incredibly frustrating for someone going through long-term difficulties to read. Will try and keep this short... I'm 30, trying for number 1 since August 2016, in that time have had three miscarriages. All three embryo development stopped before five weeks (though one of the pregnancies then stuck around to become a MMC at seven weeks). Had recurrent miscarriage testing done - all fine, 'bad luck', try again. Since I was told this by a consultant who seemed bored by the whole thing and offered no detail at all I decided to get copies of my tests. I noticed that my FSH was 7.7, which according to these results is near the top of the range (it gives 3.8-8.8) for all pre-menopausal women. I had a look and found really conflicting information on this - some websites say anything under 10 is fine, others say that for women under 33 it should be below 7. Since all of mine have failed so very early I've raised the issue of whether my eggs might be low quality with a couple of doctors, who both said that can't possibly be it because of my age. So, anyway, was hoping that someone might have clearer information - is 7.7 an ok result for a 30 year old (I had the test done on my birthday, delightfully!)?

LisaSimpsonsbff Wed 11-Oct-17 09:29:42

Sorry, failed to keep it short!

Guardsman18 Wed 11-Oct-17 09:43:56

Correct me if I'm wrong and I'm sure someone will! I seem to remember that my FSH levels were 30 + when I was about 40 something. Dr said that was high. Under 10 is more 'normal.' Needless to say I gave up having another child and adopted! Not sure if this helps but I wanted to give you my experience in case it does. Good luck x

Landy10 Wed 11-Oct-17 09:56:01

It's fine. It changes each month. I had my fsh measured 3 times while 32/33 and it was 7 something first time, then 6 something, then 9 something. In that time I was dealing with a very knowledgeable IVF doctor and all numbers were fine (I was paranoid about the 9 so had numerous conversations with the doctor about it).

What tests have you had for your miscarriages? Were they nhs? I personally don't think the NHS takes recurrent miscarriage seriously enough so make sure you do your homework.

LisaSimpsonsbff Wed 11-Oct-17 10:00:04

Thank you for the responses! Yes, they were NHS tests and as I said I wasn't over-impressed at the follow-up appointment which could be summarised as 'nothing wrong with you (and is it even really a big deal, anyway?); by the way next time you miscarry do it into a pot'. Which is why I decided to get copies of the tests, but obviously I'm not qualified to interpret them so I'm just going to drive myself mad...

LisaSimpsonsbff Wed 11-Oct-17 10:03:51

I have also had the Coventry NK cells testing done and that also came back as all normal. It was them who told me they didn't think it could be low egg quality because of my age.

Weedance Wed 11-Oct-17 12:42:42

anything below 10 is fine x

Landy10 Wed 11-Oct-17 13:28:37

Have you looked at fertility friends website there is a thread for recurrent miscarriages. The ladies there will be so knowledgeable. I've found that in the world of fertility you have to become an expert and then push and find the medical people who will be able to help.
All the best.

JoJoSM2 Wed 11-Oct-17 17:04:24

I second fertility friends as a good source of info. I don’t think FSH is anything to do with it, though.

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