FSH 11.3 at age 26

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love2020 Thu 17-Oct-19 11:26:18

Hi everyone,

I have recently had a high FSH (11.3) reading on day 2 of my cycle. I am only 26 and very worried about what this means for my chances of becoming pregnant. Earlier this year it was 9 (also on day 2) and AMH 12.8. I understand that none of these results are very good for my age but a day 21 progesterone test did say I am ovulating. We have been trying to conceive but so far no luck. I am also worried as have been having night sweats since the start of the year.

Has anyone had similar results at this age and become pregnant naturally?

Trying to be positive but finding it very difficult as such a shock at this age.

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hoping2018 Thu 17-Oct-19 17:49:47

How long have you been trying to conceive?

Mine was 11.8 age 30. My husbands sperm results weren’t great / consultant said it wouldn’t be impossible to conceive naturally but given my results and my husbands better to just get on with ivf. We had 2 rounds - both times I got loooads of eggs despite the high fsh. I now have an 8 month old and considering when to go use our Frosties.

Also when went for last appointment then consultant said my ovaries still had loads of follicles and not concerned about reserve (now 33). My AMH was 8.4.

Have you had an AFC? This is more accurate but best test of ovarian reserve is a round of ivf....

hoping2018 Thu 17-Oct-19 17:59:21

Also my GP coded my fsh as normal and it was only when I researched it I realised it was high. I then sent the GP an article which said anything >9.5 should warrant an urgent fertility referral and she referred me straight away. Hope that helps

Lauren83 Thu 17-Oct-19 19:17:07

I conceived naturally with an AMH of 2 and an FSH of 23, it did take a long long time though and it was following IVF (and I only have one tube)

love2020 Thu 17-Oct-19 21:59:58

Thank you so much for your replies smile

Hoping - that is great news on your egg collection and now 8 month old! We have only been trying for a few months, ever since finding out the not so good results this summer so appreciate it hasn’t been long. It’s just upsetting that my FSH has become worse in that time despite doing accupuncture, taking supplements, improving diet etc. Really hope that I am still ovulating now that it has gone up.

Haven’t had an AFC so will try to arrange one. GP has also referred me so hope to get the ball rolling with that too.

Lauren - that’s so great to hear, your situation has made me more hopeful. Would you mind me asking if you did anything in particular to help you get pregnant?

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hoping2018 Fri 18-Oct-19 06:22:18

I was incredibly freaked out when I got my result but if youre ovulating then it doesn’t effect your chance of conceiving each month - it’s a bigger issue when having ivf.

I would say with a raised fsh you should be referred after 6 months of trying rather than the usual year. But it sounds like that has happened anyway?

There’s another user who had an fsh if 12 in her early 30s and has been pregnant 3 times since then. She gave me comfort when I was in your position!

Good luck.

Lauren83 Fri 18-Oct-19 06:42:41

If I'm honest nothing, I had already been trying everything and taking all the supplements under the sun for years then accepted IVF was my only option and went on to have a baby with donor eggs eventually, I then caught naturally when he was 8 months old.

Ilikeviognier Sat 19-Oct-19 18:35:52

Hoping I think That was me. My fsh was 12 age 34. Since then I’ve been pregnant 3 times and had 2 live births. One of these pregnancies was via Ivf despite only getting 2 eggs - and it was first round too. You’re young so your situation is far from hopeless.

love2020 Sat 19-Oct-19 19:28:51

Hoping - likewise, so freaked out and literally cannot take my mind off it. We have been referred though so at least that’s a step in the right direction.

Hearing these positive stories from all of you really is getting me through and giving me hope so thank you x

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GrumpyHoonMain Sun 20-Oct-19 13:55:31

Your results just suggest that IVF may not be for you as you might not have the egg reserve to risk producing lots of eggs in one go. Your chances of a natural pregnancy should still be fairly high if you are ovulating

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