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I am new to this forum so hoping this is the right way to post. I will be 40 this summer and have been trying to get pregnant for over a year. I have seen the doctor to start the IVF process and found out today that my FSH level is 15.


This test for ovarian reserve consists of both an FSH level and an estradiol level. FSH represents Follicle Stimulating Hormone, made by the woman’s pituitary gland at the base of the brain. Its purpose is to stimulate maturation of the egg-containing follicles that remain in the ovaries. If the number of egg follicles is dwindling down, more ...


FSH Levels by Age - Follicle Stimulating Hormone Levels with Chart. What is a normal FSH level to get pregnant? When it comes to FSH levels and fertility, it’s important to recognize that there is no one normal FSH level for all women.


Many women over the age of 40 have been told that their "FSH" levels are on the high side. Usually, fertility doctors want the FSH to be under 10. However, there are recorded cases of women getting pregnant with their own eggs with FSH levels that were even over 100!


Hi all, I posted this question on another forum and got no response but I see I was posting in the wrong place.My dilemma is as follows: I have many factors working against me in the fertility department; I am 40 years old, I just received a repeat FSH and it is 24.4 my estradiol level is 27.7. A ...


Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is an important part of men and women’s reproductive systems. The FSH test looks at the level of the hormone in your blood.


Higher FSH levels — levels of about 30 to 40 or above — are usually taken to signal menopause or ovarian failure. You may still even be getting periods with your FSH levels this high, but it still is a sign that your body isn’t producing enough estrogen to maintain regular ovarian function.


What Should FSH Level Be at Menopause?. When menopause is imminent, the production of the follicle stimulating hormone speeds up in an attempt to rescue estrogen, which is waning drastically. When a woman is getting close to menopause, her hormones begin to fluctuate wildly and at times her body is no longer producing sufficient amounts of estrogen.


The follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test measures the level of FSH in blood. FSH is a hormone released by the pituitary gland, located on the underside of the brain. ... Low FSH levels in men may mean parts of the brain (the pituitary gland or hypothalamus) do not produce normal amounts of some or all of its hormones.


On paper, my numbers looked terrible. My husband and I were told by a fertility specialist that because I was over 40, had high FSH and ‘virtually undetectable levels of AMH’, IVF was not an option for us; donor eggs would be our ONLY option. She told me “your reproductive years are over”. I will never forget that.