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Low Ovarian Reserve Treatment in Texas

A low ovarian reserve, meaning you have less eggs than the average female your age, could be why you are having trouble getting pregnant. If you are struggling to get pregnant and are suspicious of or have been diagnosed with a low ovarian reserve, our fertility specialists at IVFMD can help.

What are the symptoms of a low egg reserve?

There are not many obvious symptoms of a low egg reserve, but these symptoms, along with your age and lifestyle, may point to a low ovarian reserve:

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Absent or late periods

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Shorter-than-average periods

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Irregular periods with light or heavy flow

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History of miscarriages

How do I know how many eggs I have?

There are several methods to check your ovarian reserve, but we’ve found that your AFC (Antral Follicle Count) and the level of Antimullerian Hormone (AMH) are the most helpful indicators. We can test for both of these numbers when you come in for your Fertility Assessment. During your assessment, our fertility specialists may suggest additional Female Fertility Testing to further diagnose your fertility issues. 


Antral Follicle Count (AFC)

The number of follicles visible by sonogram during the first 3 days of your cycle.


Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)

AMH is produced by the very young follicles of future cycles and is another great indicator of your egg reserve.

Can I still get pregnant if I have low ovarian reserve?

Absolutely! Remember, you only need one good egg to have a successful pregnancy. Treatment options differ depending on how low your reserve is. Once we know more, our fertility specialists can build a personalized treatment plan. Ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and IVF can all be great options. If using your own eggs does not result in pregnancy, you can take the path of donor egg IVF.

Schedule your fertility assessment

Take a proactive approach to your fertility journey. Get started with a fertility assessment and explore options for male and female fertility testing.