Submitted by Angie on Fri, 06/25/2010 – 11:58.
Remember hormones fluctuate and levels change from day to day. However, pregnancies are rare and miscarriages increase with high FSH values more than 18. The clinical name for this is diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). The miscarriage rate has been 57% at age 35 and 90% at age 40 with DOR. DOR is often treated with donor eggs. However, hormonal treatment with estrogen and progesterone has lowered the miscarriage rates to 30% and 50% in one study. Successful pregnancies have occurred with values as high as 143 using hormonal treatment in one study.