Do FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Levels Impact Fertility in a Woman?
Infertility is when a couple is unable to bear pregnancy due to various reasons and there are a plethora of reasons that contribute to such inefficiency. Amongst various reasons imbalanced FSH levels adversely impact the fertility in a woman as they play a major role in determining if you would be able to get pregnant or not. Fluctuation in FSH levels indicates the number and quality of eggs in your ovaries. For a healthy pregnancy to occur, it is crucial for a woman to have the best quality and adequate quantity of eggs, which is determined by her FSH levels. However, it is not essential that the FSH level is the only factor that helps in assessing whether you could conceive and a woman may be able to conceive if she does not have balanced FSH levels.
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What is FSH?
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) is a hormone released by the pituitary gland responsible for controlling the functions of ovaries and testes. Inefficient functioning of these hormones can cause serious reproductive issues when it comes to pregnancy and fertility. It is one of the two gonadotrophic hormones, another is a luteinising hormone, and both the hormones are produced and released by the pituitary gland, which is situated below your brain. FSH is crucial for reproductive development and effective functions of the woman’s ovaries.
The FSH aid in regulating the menstrual cycle of a woman and the speed and efficiency with which ovaries produce eggs. There is fluctuation in the FSH levels while a woman is on her periods and reaches its peak when a woman ovulates. On the other hand, FSH helps in managing healthy sperm production, however, imbalanced FSH levels is rarely an issue that men deal with. Balanced FSH levels imply a healthy and perfect functioning of male and female sex hormones.
FSH and Infertility
The uneven FSH levels negatively impact a woman’s fertility as it diminishes her ovarian reserve. High levels of FSH mean that there is a problem in the development and maturity of eggs. Diminished ovarian reserve is the term for mild to moderate FSH levels and indicates that a woman’s ovaries make less than required eggs for pregnancy. One of the symptoms of increased FSH levels is the short duration of a menstruation cycle.
FSH levels are a great indicator of the possibility of achieving success with infertility treatments such as IUI or IVF. Apart from impacting natural pregnancy, high FSH levels also indicate that fertility treatment may not produce desired results as the fertility medication may not be effective or undergoing the IVF or other fertility treatment may result in failure. The number of eggs in your ovaries is mutually related to your FSH levels during the second and third day of your menstrual cycle. A high FSH level implies less quantity of available eggs.
FSH level test is done on usually the second or third day of your menstrual cycle, where blood is obtained from your vein through injection. The test helps in accurately assessing your reproductive and ovarian health but however, an FSH test is not helpful when it comes to finding the exact cause of infertility.
What different levels of FSH indicate?
If it has been more than a month since a woman’s menstrual cycle has occurred, then the probable reason behind high FSH levels is menopause, where a woman’s menstrual cycle permanently ceases to exist. The ovarian failure makes it impossible for a woman to get pregnant via natural means. Females having high FSH levels may not benefit from the fertility medication as well because it may not help in stimulating a healthy egg production due to high FSH levels. However, there will be some fertile eggs but a fertility treatment may not bear the expected results as a large number of quality eggs are required for ensuring great results in IVF or other types of fertility treatment.
Low FSH levels are usually due to issues in the effective functioning of the pituitary gland, which is a critical part of the brain performing the important role of managing the functioning of your reproductive system. Whereas a normal FSH level indicates the better chance of a woman achieving pregnancy and have a reproductive system highly responsive to fertility medication and fertility drugs.
At Go IVF Surrogacy, our fertility specialists efficiently diagnose the patient’s condition in order to suggest the best suitable fertility treatment. They make sure that you get desired outcomes in your fertility treatment and receive a great treatment experience at the concerned hospital provided by our medical tourism company.