everything i read is conflicting! i read positive things like age is a good factor in DOR (im 31) in terms of quality. that bc im young i still have a good number of quality eggs left despite the DOR. THEN i read, that with DOR, the body ovulates the good eggs first, before you have DOR or before the DOR has started to advance. So, does that mean that my eggs are then sh*t despite my age? Im kind of typing in a rather sarcastic manner. There is just a lot of conflicting info out there. Im gathering that no one really knows the answer regarding egg quality and DOR. Any thoughts?
My previous RE said the same- that your body uses the best eggs first. I'm currently with Dr. Check and asked him about this. He says that the ratio of good eggs to bad should be the same, I just have less of them. I like Dr. Check's theory better, of course:) I do think age is still on your side, as I believe the quality of even the best eggs deteriorates naturally over time. But I'm not a Dr. so don't quote me on that!
sorry - i never know when to list them. and my stats are kind of involved.
so im 31, soon to be 32.
three years ago i had HA (hypothalamic amennorhea), didnt ovulate for 6 months due to excercise and weight. went to RE and he told me to gain weight and diagnosed the HA.(my BMI was 19.2 btw) i gained 5 lbs, got my period, and the following cycle we did clomid and i got pregnant with my son.
...fast-forward 3 years later, we TTC for #2 in jan...got pregnant but m/c at 5.5 weeks. my OB wasnt worried as i ovulate at "good times" of the month and have regular periods. i was worried. went back to RE in may and he found the FSH at 12.3 and the AFC at 8. E2 was normal (like 40 or 45) AMH to come but im sure it will suck.
i probably had the DOR when i got pregnant with my son, as the AFC was 9 back then. FSH was fine, nor was the E2 elevated, but my RE just figured i was coming off of the HA, hense the AFC count....he thinks that if i didnt get pregnant with my son so quickly, it would have been found back then.
well who knows what my next CD3 draws will be you know? that was just ONE random draw. i find it hard to believe that that random draw will be my highest. i hope so, but am doubtful....i also havent gotten my AMH #.
there are varying degrees of DOR. A Dr. could say your reserve is lower than other women in your age group based on your FSH and AFC. So, you probably would not have the same response to follicle stimulating drugs as another 31 year old would have. It certainly doesn't mean you won't have success. It just might take a little more time/effort than the average woman your age. And I've always heard that age is the most important factor here-
That there are varying degrees of DOR. And I think some REs are too liberal with their diagnoses of DOR and POF. There are other factors to consider but some just see an FSH of over 10 and boom! You're DOR.
Hi, I'm a first time poster but I wanted to respond because I too am 31 and was diagnosed DOR and I still don't know what it really means!. My FSH is a little higher than yours (11.7, 9.6). The best analogy I've heard is this: it like rolling the dice and high FSH just means we have to roll the dice more times than someone roughly the same age with average fsh. I think people with high fsh do have good eggs it's just a matter of getting one.
I am 31 years old and my fsh was 11.5 and afc of 10. my RE said with my age it would be worth a try. Unfortunately things went very poorly, but at least we knew for sure where I stood. I know there are people on here that will say due to your age you have a great chance, that isn't necessarily true..you may or you may not. The other factor is how long are you willing to do this for and how much money can you sink into it.
Yes, I did try IVF and for me it was the proof that I needed to show me what direction to go in next. Sure, I wish things could have gone great but the fact that they went so terrible, helped me to know I was making the right decision on what to do next. My RE was willing to let me cycle more times but she made it clear that we would be doing it purely for emotional reasons. I know there are plenty of people on here that would encourage me to keep on trying with my own eggs because technically there is a possibility for success but for me, the way my cycles went backed up what my fsh, and amh predicted. I actuallly did three ivf cycles, I was optimistic because so many people say age matters so much but unfortunately in my case it just wasn't meant to be. Good luck to you, and I hope that age proves to be the advantage that you need for success!
i am chiming in really late to this but, just because IVF wasnt the solution for you doesnt mean you can never get pregnant. unless there is information that you are not sharing. it is a known fact that with low AFC/AMH, the probability of responding to IVF treatments arent that great, but it doesnt mean that you cannot get pregnant on your own, cycling naturally. again, im saying this not knowing detailed informaiton about you, or if there has been something uncovered about the quality of your eggs. and even if the eggs they obtained from IVF arent "good quality" that doesnt mean they are all like that....