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What is poor ovarian response?

IVF Riga
When woman's ovaries lose their reproductive potential, it may lid to infertility. We know that ovarian reserve decreases with age – but it is not the only reason! From our experience, poor or negative response to ovarian stimulation can occur at a quite young age, and conversely, women of advanced maternal age (after 38 years) may have a normal ovarian reserve and a good response to stimulation. Therefore, the reason for the poor response is not only a decrease of the ovarian reserve with age; it also may be caused by possible genetic disorders, medical treatment, environmental factors that lead to ovarian failure at a young age.
Look at the table and think about how much effort you need to get one euploid blastocyst (5th day embryo with a normal set of chromosomes) and a cherished pregnancy!
One of the criteria for assessing ovarian reserve is AMH (Anti-Müllerian hormone). The normal level of AMH is 0.4 – 4.0 ng/ml. If AMH is higher, this indicates poor ovarian function, which is associated with multifollicular ovaries or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). If AMH is lower than normal – this indicates a low oocytes rezerve.
The second criteria is FSH, a hormone that stimulates follicular growth. If FSH > 12 mIU/ml, then the ovaries respond poorly to the needs of the body and will respond poorly to medications for stimulation.
There are many more details that ultimately affect the number of oocytes obtained during IVF.
Anyway, if you are faced with #poorovarianresponse – be sure: iVF Riga Clinic can help! We have our own tactic in treatment patients with poor response; individual treatment plans for each patient are developed and applied, and we have achieved very good results!
So don't hesitate to contact us! iVF Riga clinic, Zaļā Street 1, 2nd floor, phone: +371 67 111 117; +371 25 641 022