I've just been to the doctor and had blood tests done as i've missed my period for the last four months. My FSH came back at 54 and an LH 42 which the doctor has explained is higher than normal. I am booked in to see a specialist in two weeks but im really nervous and worried. I've done a google search and have seen levels like that can indicate pcos or early menopause. I am 27 and have had mostly normal cycles from the age of 13 and I'm just a bit in shock at the moment. Are there many things that can cause levels like that?
I am booked to go to one but I am not able to IVF with such high FSH. I have been going for 2 months to ACM fertility specialist and they seem to have brought back my period. Maybe if I retested my FSH it would now be lower.
Try going to a fertility clinic that specializes in high FSH/poor responders. Dr. Y with Life in California treats a lot of poor responders. If you need more options, post on the over 40 thread b/c it is more active. You will get more responses on potential clinics. You do not need to be over 40 to post over there.
That's not menopause! (Success, children, pg, m/c ment)
June 8 2017, 6:32 AM
I posted to you on the other board before you wrote this message. Your AMH absolutely does not mean you're in menopause! It likely means you have less eggs than most women your age but that's very different. The definition of menopause (which your OB should know very well) is greater than 12 months in a row without menstruation. AMH has nothing to do with that. I was diagnosed with high FSH at 31 or 32yo. My AMH was undetectable. Since then I have had 1 child, 2 early miscarriages (likely completely unrelated to my FSH) and I am due any day with my 2nd child at 38yo. It certainly wasn't as easy as it would have been without high FSH but I've achieved 4 pregnancies and 2 children after being told I was hopeless at 32. Early intervention by a doctor who knows about high FSH is key! I've seen many people come and go on these boards over the years, and I definitely notice that the younger women who get help early by and large tend to be successful. Best of luck!
I agree with Erin that you do not meet the definition of menopause. You absolutely need to see someone who specializes in high FSH. I had an AMH of .28 2 years before I had my second child at the age of 38. Who even knows what my FSH was. It had tested 32 years before when I had a much better antral follicle count and much better response. You need someone to do an antral follicle count on you and someone who specializes in poor reponders.