ovarian reserve


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ovarian reserve

A term of art referring to the capacity of the ovaries to provide one or more eggs capable of becoming fertilised, leading to a successful term pregnancy. FSH measurement serves as a surrogate marker of ovarian reserve; inconceivable women typically have a poor ovarian reserve.

ovarian reserve

The number of remaining oocytes or follicles in the ovaries. The number typically falls with increasing age. It also declines as a result of some types of chemotherapy. Women with very limited ovarian reserves may have difficulty conceiving a child without assisted reproductive techniques.
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Correlation of oocytes with ovarian reserve parameters: A moderate negative correlation of age and FSH levels were observed with quality of oocytes, number of oocyte inseminated, number of oocyte fertilized and number of follicle restored.
Ovarian reserve might be severely diminished despite the resumption of menstruation and those women are more likely to develop early menopause (46).
An unexpected result reported in a recent study on adults, conducted to evaluate the ovarian reserve of 32 women with HT as compared to 49 healthy females was that serum AMH levels were higher in women with HT (17).
Ovarian reserve testing, however, only has been consistently shown to predict ovarian response to stimulation with gonadotropins; these tests might reflect in vitro fertilization (IVF) birth outcomes to a lesser degree, but have not been shown to predict natural fecundability.
Prospective assessment of the impact of endometriomas and their removal on ovarian reserve and determinants of the rate of decline in ovarian reserve.
Moreover, she explained that if a woman at the age of 38 has an ovarian reserve of 0.01 - the chance of a success story is only one-two per cent.
Patients with endometriosis and patients with poor ovarian reserve have abnormal follicle-stimulating hormone receptor signaling pathways.
Fertility predominantly depends on the maintenance of the quantity and quality of the ovarian reserve which is determined by the extrinsic and intrinsic factors.1 The reserve declines with increase in age of a female, owing to the consumption of the follicle, and majorly due to the imbalance in the redox activity.
"Doing an ovarian reserve is important to me because I'm fortunate enough to have that as an option," she told the television medical show "The Doctors."
"And so taking these measures, so that hopefully I can have a bright future and achieve the things that I want to achieve by doing the ovarian reserve, is really important.
Prof Lubna Pal (USA) gave evidence based guidelines on polycystic ovaries, improving success in infertility treatment and decreased ovarian reserve.