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i am 41 and trying for a baby i have 4 groun up kids i have

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i am 41 and trying for a baby i have 4 groun up kids i have been trying for 6 mounth and no look what can i do
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello
do you mean you had a tubal reversal?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Here is what you need to do:
If you have not had a HSG - Hysterosalpingogram - you need to get this checked to see if you have open tubes - if you have blocked tubes this can decrease your chances of ever becoming pregnant.
Also, you need some blood work such as FSH - follicle stimulating hormone and if this is elevated then unlikely you will become pregnant.
Also, you should get a AMH - Anti-Mullerian HOrmone blood test - this checks the quality/ viability of your remaining eggs - the higher the result above 1.0 the better.
Plus, you might also want to check other possiblities for infertility too such as PCOS - Polycystic ovarian syndrome - and an ultrasound, and some labs tests such as Testosterone, Insulin, and DHEA-S.
I hope this helps, thank you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

i have had all test

dr says its all ok

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
What was the result of the AMH test?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

high for my age

 

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Okay - but do you have the actual number?
And, what is your FSH result?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
just told high
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Okay -
What is your height and weight?
Do you have a regular and on time period every month?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
5 foot 7 12 stone and yes
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Okay - given you are 41, and you are unable to get pregnant and you have been trying for awhile now - the chance of becoming pregnant naturally can be low.
Also, if you have less than 4cm of fallopian tube left on either side then the chance of becoming pregnant naturally is also low.
So, honestly if you really want to have a child, I would strongly recommend looking into doing IVF _ Invitroferlization - because you are already in your 40's, and viability of your eggs is decreasing, and many infertlity ob/gyn's usually do not like to use eggs from anyone over the age of about 42 to 43.
I hope this helps - thank you for your question.
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