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Too Much FSH Can Decrease Your Opportunity of Getting Pregnant

Too Much FSH Can Decrease Your Opportunity of Getting Pregnant

 There may be too much of a good thing when it comes to this common fertility hormone, according to a new research

 

Too Much FSH Can Decrease Your Opportunity of Getting Pregnant

 

 

New research out of Michigan State University has found, contrary to commonly held belief, that ladies given too much follicle stimulating hormone, or FSH, during IVF are actually less likely to have a child. which was Published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, this is the largest study yet to link too much FSH with the lowest rate of live births.

 

 

 

FSH is usually given to girls undergoing IVF to stimulate as many follicles as possible in the ovaries so multiple eggs may be recovered for fertilization. But researchers looked at data from 650,000 IVF cycles of ladies across the country and also determined there may be too much of a good thing.

“The study answers the question of whether or not more FSH is detrimental to the survival of the embryo. As the dosage of FSH increased, live birth rates are decreased by as much as 15-20%,” explains study co-author James Ireland, the reproductive physiology professor at MSU.

The link between too much FSH and declining live births held true no matter a girl’s age, weight, or how long she had been undergoing fertility treatments.

 

Ireland said the goal of the research was to help determine the right amounts of FSH needed to support a successful pregnancy and child. Ultimately, he also added, fertility specialist should be more aware of these effects and strive to avoid giving their patients higher amounts of the hormone.

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