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Fertility Treatments For High FSH Levels

Hormonal balance is key to achieving optimal fertility.  When the level of key hormones are outside of normal limits, becoming pregnant can be difficult.  Therefore, a woman with high FSH levels should seek treatment at a fertility center that has experience successfully treating women with similar issues.

2015-16What is FSH?

FSH or follicle stimulating hormone is one of the key hormones for reproductive health.  FSH is produced by the pituitary gland and is one of the hormones responsible for egg maturation and ovulation.  A woman’s FSH levels vary during her cycle, with the highest levels seen right before ovulation.  Additionally, woman who have reached menopause have FSH levels that are substantially higher than premenopausal women. 

How do high FSH levels affect fertility?

Although FSH plays a key role in ovulation, having too much of the hormone is not a good thing.  In fact, high FSH can be indicative of a low ovarian reserve or that a woman has entered menopause.  Because these issues can be complicated to treat, many fertility centers will not take on women with high FSH levels. 

How are high FSH levels treated?

High FSH levels are not the root cause of infertility.  Instead, abnormal FSH levels are a sign of an underlying fertility issue.  The key to treating women with high FSH is to first identify the root cause of the hormone imbalance.  Then, to create a personalized treatment plan to address her specific needs.  Depending on the nature of the issue, high FSH levels can be treated by:

  • Minimal Stimulation or Natural Cycle IVF that uses little to no IVF medication and does not require a large number of eggs during a cycle
  • Using donor eggs
  • Hormone support through the use of fertility medication

The team at New Hope Fertility Center is dedicated to customizing treatment plans to the unique needs of each client.  By focusing on the needs of each woman, New Hope is able to achieve high success levels for women with high FSH.

Schedule an appointment today for your personalized treatment plan to address high FSH levels by contacting New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.


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