A hormonal profile is performed to evaluate the hormones responsible for regulating the ovarian cycle in women. If you are intending pregnancy, this study is essential, its results help determine your fertility potential. let's explore more about this study below.
What is a Hormone Profile?
It is a key blood test in the assessment of female fertility. The level of hormones is studied to determine the state of the ovarian reservethat is, to know the number of eggs that the ovaries have. The hormones that are analyzed are the following:
- FSH: Promotes the development and maturation of ovarian follicles.
- LH: Triggers follicular maturation and ovulation.
- Estradiol: Induce ovulation in each menstrual cycle.
- Progesterone: Prepares the endometrium for the realization of the embryo.
- Antimüllerian: It is a marker of the ovarian reserve.
- Prolactin: Stimulates milk production in the mammary glands
- TSH: It is the thyroid-stimulating hormone.
Any change that affects the proper release of these hormones can lead to fertility problems.
When and how is it done?
A hormonal profile consists of the extraction of a blood sample. Ideally, it should be done in the first days of the cycle between day 3 and 5 days after your period since at this time the hormones are in a basal state and comparison with normal values can be made.
It is recommended to carry out this study if you want to achieve a pregnancy and you are over 35 years of age or have been unsuccessful for more than a year, also if you have irregular menstrual cycles, are an oncology patient, have undergone ovarian surgery or are about to start a treatment assisted reproduction.
The value of hormones can be affected by stress and anxiety, so we recommend you avoid situations that may alter your result.
Can I Achieve Pregnancy With Hormone Alterations?
Taking the results of the hormonal profile, if anomalies or a low ovarian reserve are observed, a specialist in Reproduction Biology has the best to recommend the best treatment. One of the options is to resort to assisted reproduction, where treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization and artificial insemination can be performed and thus achieve your pregnancy.
At Procrea we provide a large number of treatments that may be an option for you. If you are planning your pregnancy and want to know your ovarian reserve or want more information on the subject, come to our certified specialists in Reproductive Biology, you will receive adequate guidance with quality care.