As women age, the quantity and quality of their eggs decrease. By electing to do the Vios Pulse Fertility Wellness Check Up, you can learn more about the status of your egg reserve and get a better understanding of your overall reproductive hormones.
If you have a male partner, he will have a semen analysis performed to better understand the health of his sperm. This gives a good overall picture of your reproductive health as a couple and can alert you to any potential issues that could arise in the future.
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We have two levels to our Vios Pulse Fertility Wellness Check Up:
What is included?
Frequently Asked Questions
What are you checking in our bloodwork?
Bloodwork is used to test the level of your follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (E2), and anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) that help give an overall picture of the quality and quantity of your ovarian reserve.
What is FSH, E2, AND AMH?
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Estradiol (E2), and Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) are hormones that indicate the quantity and quality of ovarian reserve.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
FSH is the main hormone responsible for producing mature eggs. Your FSH is returned as a numerical value with an ideal range for your age. Low FSH results signal anovulation (when the ovary doesn’t release a mature egg), while extremely high FSH levels can indicate the onset of menopause.
E2, a type of estrogen, is secreted by the ovarian follicles as they grew and develop each month. Your E2 level is checked to help determine the accuracy of your FSH level. E2 suppresses FSH. If your FSH is normal but your E2 level is high, it indicates that your FSH is being artificially suppressed by E2.
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)
AMH is produced by granulosa cells during the primary, preantral and small antral stages. Production of AMH then begins to decrease and stops as follicles continue to grow. Since AMH is only produced in small ovarian follicles it is used to measure the size of the remaining egg supply. Your AMH is returned as a numerical value with an ideal range for your age. A very high or very low number can indicate a lower fertility potential.
What will a normal result be?
Results will vary. A physician will have an evaluation with you to discuss your results. If a you have an abnormal result, a consultation can be scheduled with a physician to discuss options for maximizing your fertility potential in the future or preserving your fertility through egg vitrification.
How are semen analysis results measured?
Semen analysis results are measured by three factors: sperm count, sperm motility, and sperm morphology. A normal sperm count ranges between 20 and 200 million. Sperm Motility is considered normal when more than 50% move normally one hour after ejaculation. Sperm Morphology can be considered normal when more than 50% are normally shaped.
What different types of ultrasounds are done?
The Antral follicle count (AFC) ultrasound gives a good indication of how many resting follicles you have during your current menstrual cycle. Typically, each follicle contains an egg. During a normal menstrual cycle, one follicle becomes the lead follicle to produce the mature egg. The physician will review the ideal follicle range for your age.
A Saline Sonohysterogram (SHG) is used to detect any abnormal structures on the inside of uterine cavity. A small volume of sterile saline is injected into the uterus using a catheter expanding the cavity; which allows the physician to visualize any polyps or fibroids.