What Does It Mean to Have a Diminished Ovarian Reserve?
Many women trying to conceive may decide to undergo medical testing in an attempt to figure out where she and her partner stand fertility-wise. Reproductive science has evolved to the point where there’s a wide range of exams to test fertility, some of which can gauge the status of your ovaries. If, after testing, your doctor reaches out with the news that you have a diminished ovarian reserve, you might feel confused and worried about how it could change your odds of conceiving. But, Alan B. Copperman, M.D., director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, explains that even with a diminished ovarian reserve, “achieving a pregnancy is still possible. The key is to not delay getting a formal evaluation from a specialist and taking action.” This Self Magazine article details exactly what you need to know about having a diminished ovarian reserve.
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