Elevated FSH

I am 36 years old, and I’ve recently been told my FSH levels are elevated (1 of 10 & 1 of 12.4) but all other tests for me & my husband are normal. Not entitled to IVF on the NHS because of this so wondering where we can go from here? They have suggested Clomid, is this likely to work? I'm worried that due to elevated FSH we are running out of time.

Our Expert's Answer

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High FSH levels may suggest reduced ovarian egg reserve when IVF stimulation response is likely to be low. Other tests such as anti-Mullerian blood test and antral follicle count (ultrasound) are required to justify findings. With normal results NHS funding could be justified. With low ovarian egg reserve food supplement, such as DHEA (dehydro-epiandrosterone) may bring improvement.