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Positive at-home FSH urine test
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HipposHaveNipples · 06/08/2022 15:45

We are planning to try for a baby next year so I thought I'd order a couple of at-home fertility tests, mostly just out of curiosity. I did the FSH urine test this morning and it has come up with a bit of a line (pic attached) which I am now really worried about.

I'm 27, have been on the mini-pill for about 10 years and am also currently taking 100mg of sertraline a day (for anxiety/OCD) and 120mg of propranolol a day (for migraines).

Is this result likely to be accurate and an indicator of reduced fertility? I don't have periods at all on the mini-pill, but when I did have periods as a teen they were normal, pretty regular and not too heavy.

Everything I've read seems to suggest that the pill may lower your FSH level, not increase it!

Positive at-home FSH urine test
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ImEasyLikeSundayMorning · 06/08/2022 16:54

I mean, the whole point of the pill is to lower your fertility to make you unable to conceive.

So perhaps that's why?

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xoJellyBean · 06/08/2022 18:20

I think you have to test with these twice so test again in a weeks time. If it's still positive then speak to your GP🤞🏼

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HipposHaveNipples · 06/08/2022 19:35

ImEasyLikeSundayMorning · 06/08/2022 16:54

I mean, the whole point of the pill is to lower your fertility to make you unable to conceive.

So perhaps that's why?

Yes that's true, but if anything the pill is supposed to lower FSH, so you are at risk of getting a false negative, not a false positive.

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MrsMo21 · 09/08/2022 10:39

I mean this kindly but those at home tests are complete bullshit and very unreliable (speaking from experience).
If you’re concerned about your fertility then investing in a fertility MOT with a blood hormone panel is your best (and most accurate) bet.

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RedPandaFluff · 09/08/2022 12:05

Agree with @MrsMo21 - those tests are nonsense and it's definitely worth getting a "fertility MOT". The fertility clinic we used offered a full screening service for £200 and although that's potentially a lot of money depending on your income, it's well worth it as it's very comprehensive.

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HipposHaveNipples · 09/08/2022 19:42

MrsMo21 · 09/08/2022 10:39

I mean this kindly but those at home tests are complete bullshit and very unreliable (speaking from experience).
If you’re concerned about your fertility then investing in a fertility MOT with a blood hormone panel is your best (and most accurate) bet.

I'm happy to hear that, thank you! I just thought I'd do a test not taking it too seriously, but of course as soon as the 'not good' result came up I panicked!

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HipposHaveNipples · 09/08/2022 19:43

RedPandaFluff · 09/08/2022 12:05

Agree with @MrsMo21 - those tests are nonsense and it's definitely worth getting a "fertility MOT". The fertility clinic we used offered a full screening service for £200 and although that's potentially a lot of money depending on your income, it's well worth it as it's very comprehensive.

Thank you, it's definitely something I'll look into!

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