How are my eggs?
The results of blood tests and imaging will tell us a lot about your ovarian function.
Women are born with a finite number of eggs that are stored in the ovaries. Over time, these eggs are released until the stock runs out (the menopause). The quality of the egg also diminishes as the stock levels decline.
In order to gain an accurate picture of your stock of eggs, we perform a number of blood tests and an ultrasound assessment of your ovaries.
The blood tests measure Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinising Hormone (LH) and Estradiol. Progesterone (P4) is also measured to assess whether the eggs are being released at the right time.
The ultrasound assessment tells you how many immature follicles (structures containing potential eggs) are visible in the ovary, giving an estimation of stock levels. While we are performing this test, we will also evaluate any problems or abnormalities in your uterus and its lining, as well as around your reproductive organs.