Got my FSH results - what do they mean?

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Got my FSH results - what do they mean?
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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 1:35pm

I am the 47 year old trying to conceive and had an oopsie baby "naturally" at 45. Took an FSH and estriodol blood test yesterday. My OB's asst. just called gave me the results from the FSH. It is 3.6. Not sure what that means ??? HELP !

I asked the asst. but all she said was, "the Dr. wants you to use contraception b/c you can still get pregnant with that level". So, I proceeded to ask her what is a "high" level and what is a "low" level. She said she didn't know. Then, she said, "anything under 40 is considered to be able to still get pregnant." Ugh !!

Can anyone break this down for me? I am confused. Haha!! Thanks.

Rachelle

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 4:29pm
Well if anything under 40 can still get you pregnant then I should technically be pregnant by now, lol.
 


 


Susan V

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 5:59pm

Susan is absolutely right.

Susan L.



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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 10:23pm

My first post on here kind of explained why my OB would say, "If you don't want to get pregnant, you need to be on b/c". She doesn't agree with me trying to get pregnant. She didn't agree with me having my son when I was 45.

IF I were to ever get pregnant again, she has already said she would not take my case. (Thank you for small favors !!). I made an appt. for a Fertility Specialist on the 26th of this month. I want to do nothing invasive. We will see what he says.

You ladies know a lot about this subject matter. I know NOTHING. We have been trying diligently during the "fertility peaks", but nothing. Does anyone know how it can be possible that I have a 3.6 FSH level, had a baby "naturally" at 45 and IT is not taking this time ???

I have regular 29-30 day cycles and never skip one. Just like all my life. But, can they give you a test to determine the quality of the eggs? Maybe I have a decent amt. left, but they are all hard boiled....

Rachelle




Edited 4/13/2010 10:25 pm ET by baby4uandme09
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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 3:22am
Your FSH is great! I know it is frustrating when you think that everything is good and it should happen but it doesn't. There really can be a lot of different reasons for that, and sometimes there just really isn't one. The only thing I can suggest is to keep doing what you are doing, and also make sure your vitamins are up to par and that you are taking enough folic acid. When you see your fertility specialist you might ask them to run a few tests just to make sure things like your progesterone are still up to par. And remember that things can change with your DH too, so checking him out might be something to consider as well. Hopefully the fertility specialist will be able to suggest some other things as well, but I really wouldn't be surprised if you end up getting pregnant without any help at all.

Michelle


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Michelle


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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 1:18pm

FSH levels are only part of the picture. What you really want to know if your AMH level. I had an FSH level of 3.3 (wow! low!) but nothing happened now for 1+ year. Went to a specialist. The new test, AMH levels, tests the level of actual cells from the baby eggs -- not the FSH hormone your brain is signaling to send to your baby eggs. So, after I got my AMH level tested, I found out I, indeed, did have a diminished ovarian reserve.

So, moral of the story is if you want to try, get the AMH level tested.

hope that helps,
martha

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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 4:31pm

Thanks for the info. Martha ! I am indeed going to a Fertility Specialist on the 26th. So, we will see what he says. I am not hell bent on having a child. If it is just something as simple as tweaking this or that, then OK. But, I don't really want to do anything invasive. I had never heard of AMH Levels. So, you can see that I am so GREEN and NEW to all of this.

Thanks again sweetie,

Rachelle