Number of periods

I underwent 6 yrs of infertility treatment. Does my number of periods in lifespan decrease?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 11 years, 2 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Infertility treatment does not diminish the number of periods. The way treatment works is that it recruits the follicles that are available in a natural cycle and prevents only one follicle becoming the dominant one. Treatment does not reduce your egg reserve or affect the number of remaining periods.