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Confused with treatments

Hi I am 40 this year and doc suggested to go for treatments since I have PCOS. I currently have low AMH and my husband is a smoker. Doc suggested for IVF, do you think this is suitable?

18 Aug 2023


Answer from the Doctor
LUMIROUS Team and Fertility Coaches
Considering your situation with PCOS, low AMH levels, and your husband's smoking habits, it's positive that your doctor has recommended seeking fertility treatments. IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a commonly suggested option for couples facing challenges in conceiving, particularly when other factors are at play.

IVF involves fertilizing eggs with sperm in a laboratory setting, and the resulting embryos are then transferred into the uterus. Given your low AMH levels, which can affect the quantity of eggs you produce, IVF can be an effective solution as it involves retrieving eggs directly from your ovaries for fertilization. This approach maximizes the chances of achieving a successful pregnancy.

However, before proceeding, it's important to have a thorough discussion with your doctor to understand the specifics of your situation and whether IVF is the most suitable path. They will take into account your age, overall health, medical history, and other relevant factors.

Additionally, it's noteworthy that smoking can impact fertility negatively, both for women and men. If possible, it's advisable for your husband to consider quitting smoking to improve your chances of success in fertility treatments.

Ultimately, the decision to undergo IVF should be a collaborative one between you, your partner, and your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized guidance based on your medical history and circumstances, and help you make an informed decision that aligns with your goals and well-being.

Take the time to have an open conversation with your doctor, express any concerns you may have, and ask any questions that will help you feel confident in your decision-making process.

28 Aug 2023

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