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Ovarian reserve, known as the ovary, is a term used to determine the fertilization ability of the ovary to provide egg cells and to determine the probability of a successful pregnancy. With the advancing age of the expectant mother, the number of egg cells obtained from the follicles for pregnancy decreases. decreased ovarian reserve (AMH); It is a condition in which the ovaries begin to lose their normal production capabilities, reducing fertility. Decreased ovarian reserve reduces women's chances of conceiving spontaneously or with treatment. However, it is aimed to minimize the effects of this situation with various methods. The main causes of decreased ovarian reserve can be listed as follows:

· Smoking,

Chronic diseases,

 Coffee consumption

  Age of the expectant mother,

Genetic abnormalities (X chromosome abnormalities)

Various treatments (such as radiation for cancer)

· Having undergone ovarian surgery.

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How to Identify Decreased Ovarian Reserve?

Decreased ovarian reserve is determined by examining the hormone tests to be performed on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual period of the expectant mother. FSH hormone gives information about the status of ovarian reserves. If the FSH value is higher than 10, it indicates decreased ovarian capacity.

The best indication of the capacity of the ovaries is the vaginal ultrasound. Existing and developing egg structures can be easily detected here. If there are less than six egg structures in the total ovaries, decreased ovarian reserve may be in question.

In summary, decreased ovarian reserve; It can be understood by clinical evaluation of the person, vaginal ultrasound, measurement of AMH hormone and FSH hormone in the blood.

Can a Woman with a Decreased Ovarian Reserve Get Pregnant?

Existing studies show that women with reduced ovarian reserve can become pregnant both spontaneously and with IVF treatment. Although it has been shown that high serum FSH levels in women are associated with low pregnancy rates, it is not sufficient to make a decision based on this alone. Egg cells also regulate their size under the influence of genetic factors. The speed of the aging process of the ovaries varies greatly among women, except for the age factor. In addition to the successful results of endocrine tests and imaging methods in the numerical evaluation of ovarian reserve, their values ​​in determining the chance of pregnancy remain at a limited level.

The chance of conceiving of a woman who is determined to have decreased ovarian reserve with ovarian reserve tests and clinical evaluations by specialist physicians can be increased by applying appropriate ovulation treatment protocols. Patients with reduced ovarian reserve can become mothers with different techniques today. In order to determine these methods, it is important to plan and apply special treatment methods suitable for patients by considering various factors.

How Is Decreased Ovarian Reserve Treated?

Currently, there is no treatment for decreased ovarian reserve that prevents or slows down ovarian aging. In addition, lifestyle changes have an extremely important role in preventing premature aging of the ovaries and in order to ensure the healthy continuation of egg quality, that is, to increase egg reserve and quality. These;

· Eating a balanced and healthy diet,

Doing regular exercise,

Quality and adequate sleep,

Avoiding chemicals, high glycemic index and fast food style foods,

Not to use substances such as cigarettes and alcohol,

· Using antioxidant drugs under the control of a physician.



If you have decreased ovarian reserve and want to have a child according to your required tests and vaginal ultrasound results, it is extremely important to seek in vitro fertilization treatment in the presence of a specialist doctor, without wasting time.

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