Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Diminished Ovarian Reserve

Results of the cl0mid challenge test..

CD3 FSH: 5.75
CD10 FSH: 8.35

When the cd10 FSH is higher than the cd3 FSH, diminshed ovarian reserve is indicated, according to Dr. Google. Yoda's nurse told me nothing but the numbers. When this cycle is over, we'll do another consult to go over the cycle and Yoda will give me the official notice.

Also, my ovaries are now multi-follicular (they weren't before I got pregnant with G) and the cl0mid doesn't appear to be working, as my cd10 u/s showed the biggest follicles at only 8mm.

Can this be happening?


Blogger OvaGirl said...

Megan...good to be back at your blog but I'm sorry that things are looking difficult with your efforts at No.2

August 13, 2008 11:58 PM  
Blogger Korin said...

Ugh. I'm sorry. ::hug::

August 14, 2008 12:35 AM  
Blogger Dramalish said...

Good lord, Megan. Do we have to copy each other in EVERYTHING?

Thanks for the comment on my blog... I made my way back here, but I'm so sorry for what I found. A possible DOR feels like a death sentence, doesn't it?

I'm thinking of you. Hang in there. Never give up, right?

Gabriel is breathtaking. What a beauty!

August 14, 2008 6:28 AM  
Blogger Lut C. said...

Where did I read that the clOmid challenge was a crude test at best?
I think it was in dr. Silber's book:

He strongly advocates counting antral follicles.

I can't remember whether you were diagnosed with PCOS or not. I thought that cl0mid usually isn't much of a hit with PCOS. But I can easily be mistaken.

Sigh. This road again.

August 15, 2008 2:44 PM  
OpenID optimisticallyhopeful said...


I wandered over here from Infertility Drama and I just wanted to comment on this post. I too have been dealing with the potential of having dominished ovarian reserve, so I understand how you're feeling. I agree with lut c's opinion on the CCT and think that there are better ways to measure it (antral follicle count, anti-mullerian hormone, inhibin B, etc.). However, I did want to share a couple of conflicting pieces of info about your CCT.

At one of my RE's offices, they consider an abnormal CCT to be one where the total of both FSH levels is more than 20. Yours is not, so that's good.

Along a similiar line, other RE's that I know of consider an abnormal CCT to be one where one or both of the levels is over 10. Neither of yours were, so that's good.

So I just wanted to point that out to you to maybe give you some hope. I'm no doctor, but for what it's worth, I don't think that you have any serious issue with DOM.

Good luck and I'm happy to hear of the fortuitous timing with M returning home along with your positive OPK!

August 23, 2008 6:21 AM  

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