Can I become pregnant with those levels

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Can I become pregnant with those levels

Post by qtniki » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:49 am

I am 41 yrs and had a test and it came back with FSH 7.0 and estradiol of 481. What does that mean for me if I want to have a baby

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Re: Can I become pregnant with those levels

Post by Dr. Wisot » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:55 pm

This result is probably invalid. The test must be done on the second or third day of a normal menstrual cycle and for the FSH to be valid, the E2 has to be below 80. A result so high would usually be because of incorrect timing or some other cause of high estrogen such as pregnancy.

If this is repeated and turns out to be a valid result it would usually mean significantly decreased ovarian reserve.

Hope it's just poor timing.

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Re: Can I become pregnant with those levels

Post by qtniki » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:35 am

Thank you for that information.

I hope it's poor timing too, I believe I did mess up the days and the test was done on day 4.

The thing is that my period only goes for 2 days so how can I determine when would be the day to do the test?

Is there another test that can be done that isn't dependent on a specific day?

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Re: Can I become pregnant with those levels

Post by Dr. Wisot » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 am

Even if it was day 4, 481 is much too high. If that was the level on Day 4 you may be starting an ovarian reserve problem with alternating cycles of high FSH with high levels of E2. That's sometimes how it starts.

The day of the cycle does not depend on how many day of bleeding. It's how many days since the start of flow. The flow does not have to continue. They could also draw an AMH level anytime and perform a antral follicle count with ultrasound.

You would best be evaluated by a real fertility specialist at this point to get a quick and accurate answer.

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Re: Can I become pregnant with those levels

Post by qtniki » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:01 am

Thank you again for your time and information.

I understand better now. I will still talk to a specialist but do you have statistics available for someone my age that possibly has reserve problems and being able to get pregnant?

Are there things that I can do to up the reserve?

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Re: Can I become pregnant with those levels

Post by Dr. Wisot » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:09 am

The chance for your numbers and age depend on the exact results so that's something the fertility specialist can tell you after the evaluation is complete.

There is really nothing you can do about the reserve but the specialist can help you make the most of what you do have.

Just don't wait-go see the specialist soon.

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Re: Can I become pregnant with those levels

Post by qtniki » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:22 am

Thank you for your time, information and support.

I hope to get further answers and solutions from the specialist soon... and work on having that baby :)

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