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DHEA use

The clinic I am using for IVF with low reserves doesn't know very much about DHEA. Is it worth using in your opinion? And why are they aware of it if others like yourselves are advocates of it?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 7 years, 11 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.

You should visit our website for information about low egg reserve and DHEA. Although there are some promising results to improve ovarian IVF response and egg quality using DHEA, the proper supportive evidence is still missing. As there are no significant side effects reported and a limited alternative option we support the use of DHEA.