Fluctuating FSH levels

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michael55
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Fluctuating FSH levels

Post by michael55 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:09 am

I know having a high fsh is not a good sign for pregnancy success. I beleive my wifes fsh was 12 on first cycle of ivf. but when we did a cycle of iui it was lower 8 i believe. We are gearing up for another ivf(long lupron protocol) Ny information on fsh levels i would realy appreciate it(good or bad)

Dakota
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Post by Dakota » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:35 pm

I've had the same past. I've had some come back high and some normal. I didnt pay that much attention but the RE said it has to do with flucuating cycles. If it was always high then that was a problem, but having some that were not was giving a good chance.
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Post by Grey » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:13 pm

I'm in the same boat - the 5 or 6 times my FSH has been tested before, it's been great. Today I just found out this cycle is a bust because it's 11.4.

Perhaps not coincidentally, this came after 2 irregular cycles (most recent - 41 days, the one before that - 22 days). Prior to that, I've had very regular cycles of approximately 27 days.

I still need to talk to my RE (he's out today), but the nurses made it sound like this just happens sometimes. Hopefully things will go back to normal next month.
DH & I both 37
IVF #1 8/2007: BFP, but M/C at 11 weeks due to Trisomy 13
2008: 6 IVFs canceled - poor response
IVF #2 2/2009: 2 embryos transferred, BFN
Mid-2009: 4 more IVFs canceled - poor response
IVF #3 10/2009: BFP, hoping it sticks this time!

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