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46y, 1st pregnancy, FSH of 65

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 30, 2006 | 0 comments

We had a amazing story today.... Sort of a slap in the face to all the docs who kept poo-pooing this wonderful patient:

46 year old....never been pregnant.....highest FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] : 65!!!!!!!!! (Cycle Day 2, Estrogen [E2]: 102 so the FSH was really much higher)

Several IUIs [Intrauterine insemination] (IVF [In Vitro Fertilization] with own eggs not an option in our clinic if over 42 or FSH over 15...whatever)

DE [donor egg] speech over and over and over. Last cycle...LTZ with boosting. One follie.

bHCG [beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin] : 20,000 !!!!!!! (She didn't do a HPT [home pregnancy test] since she just knew there was no chance. Finally broke down after no period for 4ish weeks.)


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