My FSH levels (which encourage ovulation) came back as a 4.1/4.7. As I'm researching what that means, I've found that a high FSH level (15 or higher) is a barrier to possible conception. My levels are within the healthy range, and my dr is encouraged by that.
|Day 3 FSH level||Interpretation for DPC Immulite assay|
|Less than 9||Normal FSH level. Expect a good response to ovarian stimulation.|
|9 - 11||Fair. Response is between normal and somewhat reduced (response varies widely). Overall, a slightly reduced live birth rate.|
|11- 15||Reduced ovarian reserve. Expect a reduced response to stimulation and some reduction in embryo quality with IVF. Reduced live birth rates on the average.|
|15 - 20||Expect a more marked reduction in response to stimulation and usually a further reduction in embryo quality. Low live birth rates. Antral follicle count is an important variable.|
|Over 20||This is pretty much a "no go" level in our center. Very poor (or no) response to stimulation. "No go" levels should be individualized for the particular lab assay and IVF center.|
This is very encouraging. The Dr also noted to me that I do have an egg reserve, which is also good news! The HSG procedure obviously wasn't a total success, as they were only able to see one ovary's path through my tubes.. but one ovary is enough to conceive. She was saying too, if I ovulate only once every other month, it might take a bit longer to conceive. We are going to try Clomid again next cycle if I get a period (aka, don't get pregnant) at the end of this cycle.
So, all I can do now really is wait... and I hate waiting.