Rising and Falling of the FSH Levels

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When you are trying to become pregnant, FSH, or follicle stimulating hormone, is one of the most important hormones out there. It is produced by the pituitary gland and is actually responsible for producing and egg and preparing it for fertilization. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It is important that your FSH levels are at a certain level when you are trying to conceive. If they are not, it is possible that you will struggle to become pregnant. Unfortunately, it is possible for your FSH levels to be too high and too low. They also have a tendency to rise and fall from time to time as well.

High FSH Levels

When FSH levels are high, this could mean that the woman doesn’t have a huge amount of eggs. This is also referred to as low ovarian reserve. When a woman is born, she has all the eggs she will ever have. Her body is not able to produce any more. Eventually, the eggs will become low in numbers and make it harder to become pregnant. It is at this time when FSH levels tend to spike.

Low FSH Levels

If you have low FSH levels, this could mean that you are suffering from certain reproductive disorders. For example, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypopituitarism and others are all items that could cause low FSH levels. Unfortunately, this could cause your body to struggle to ovulate.

Testing

In order to determine if you are struggling with your FSH levels, a test will be needed. Normally, the test in question is conducted on a woman’s third day of her menstrual cycle. This day is the best day to determine if the woman has a healthy ovarian reserve or not.

The test itself is fairly simple and looks for FSH in the woman’s urine. It is necessary because it can help determine if the woman has a poor ovarian reserve and whether her egg quality if below standard. After you have found the results of your FSH test, you will need to speak with your doctor. This is the best person to help you determine exactly what type of treatment is needed for you to become pregnant.

Keep in mind that some women with issues in FSH levels find that they are not able to become pregnant at all. This is especially true for women who have started entering menopause or that have an extremely poor ovarian reserve. However, many of the issues related to FSH levels are treatable, and women have been able to conceive after treating the medical issues they have.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.