Six years ago I had an unsuccessful IUI soon after followed by a successful IVF. The reason was the fact I was single and I used donor sperm. I was 30 back then. Before my IVF they took a blood test for hormones and the only thing that was a bit out of normal range was FSH – 15.4 (normal rage was supposed to be maximum 10.2 on that lab) My doctor didn’t say anything about that and did the IVF. 5 eggs were received and 3 of them fertilized, other two died. We transferred two and the remaining one didn’t develop more and died too. The result was a normal singleton pregnancy out of which I now have a healthy 5 year old son.
Now, 6 years later, at the age of 36, I have found a partner and we’re trying to concive naturally. Doctors have detected on sono that I do have normal ovulation every month and I do have follicules on both sides. My periods are regular (30 days), I have done OPK tests at home and I see on them too that I do ovulate. Both of us are normal weight, don’t smoke, live healthy. It’s been almost a year of trying and I started to think and google about that FSH that was once high. I’ve found horrific stories how that high FSH doesn’t even end up with a pregnancy even with IVF. But before my IVF the doctor didn’t even mention it. But on the other hand I did have only 5 eggs which is not a lot.
So I started to worry that this FSH might be a problem now. I’ve read that if it’s high, usuallt LH is also high. So I found online these home FSH tests that I took among with LH tests (well, the regular OPK tests).
If anyone has experience with these FSH tests then could you please comment:
my tests are both done on day 3 of my cycle. LH test is supposed to be with sensitivity of 20 miu/ml and FSH 25 miu/ml. Is the thing you see in my picture a normal sight? Is this how faint / dark the lines are supposed to be on day 3 normally or does that indicate both of the hormones are too high? In my opinion the test lines are faint, less then half of the color of control lines. So in my opinion the Lh should be less than 10 and FSH less then 12.5 then. Is this the right and logical way to think?
I know that I should rather do the blood test and in the future probably will but these home ones do show something too, right?
(sorry for my English as it is not my native language)