Poor Egg Quality: Elevated FSH or Low AMH

Have you been told you have poor egg quality or FSH issues?

At our clinic, we have encountered many patients who have been told they have poor quality eggs and/or elevated levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or low levels of anti mullerian hormone(AMH). They are told this is just due to "their genetics" and that nothing can be done about it. This is very far from the truth and we have, in fact, had great success in treating patients with a range of conditions that led to this apparent situation of poor quality eggs. There may be underlying reasons for elevated FSH or low AMH that can lead to multiple miscarriages and failure to conceive which, when identified and treated, can allow for a successful pregnancy.

Endometriosis is a common reason some patients experience elevated FSH or low AMH due to oxidative stress and this can also be treated. We have found through our extensive immune evaluation and vascular studies a condition we refer to as "Silent Endometriosis" where patients do not have any of the classic symptoms of pain. These patients often present to our clinic with unexplained low AMH or elevated FSH not consistent with their age. Proper surgical and immune therapy has led to successful pregnancies in many of these cases. (See the endometriosis page on our website for my presentation of Silent Endometriosis to the Endometriosis Foundation of AMerica) .Other causes of elevated FSH or low AMH include a genetic predisposition, which can be treated by stimulation protocols and supplements. Autoimmune problems may cause a patient to develop antibodies to their own eggs and early treatment can correct this.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can be the underlying reason for poor quality eggs(In many of these cases the AMH is actually much higher than expected, and patients are told that it is "great" to be very high) With this condition, high levels of insulin can interfere with the division of eggs, which can lead to poor egg quality, failed fertilization or early miscarriages. Other hormone complications of this syndrome can be toxic or otherwise dangerous to developing eggs, resulting in failed conception or miscarriage. Patients who have undergone IVF with PCOS may have experienced earlier triggering to avoid hyper stimulation syndrome, affecting the quality of eggs (due to immaturity) and poor fertilization and early miscarriages. There are protocols to control these issues and improve embryo and egg quality that we have tested and been successful with.

Treating Poor Egg Quality to Help Prevent Miscarriage

As a dedicated team under the guidance of Dr. Braverman, we have had much success diagnosing and treating conditions relating to poor egg quality and FSH problems. We conduct thorough tests and have an array of treatments available to help you, so do not give up hope. Give our practice a call today if you would like to learn more about what can be done to help address the issues relating to poor egg quality. We know what is at stake and will do everything possible to help you achieve your desirable outcome.

Contact Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology if you've been told you have poor egg quality or elevated levels of FSH and are struggling with recurring pregnancy loss.