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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

An evaluation and comparison study of ovarian reserve in fertile and infertile south Indian women population

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Author Details : A. Mangala Geetha

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 318-321

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Infertility accounts to nearly one-third of the patients who seek the medical advice of a gynecologist. Infertility or otherwise sub fertility is the failure of a couple to conceive after 1 year of regular, unprotected intercourse. Amongst the various causes for female infertility ovulatory dysfunction is the most common and accounts to 30-40% of all cases.1 The capacity of an ovary to produce egg cells that are capable for fertilization is known as ovarian reserve. Tests done to asses quantitative ovarian reserve of a woman desirous of pregnancy includes Day 3 FSH, AMH, Antral follicular count and ovarian volume measurement. Antral follicular count is referred as a number of oocytes and follicles in ovaries which is morphologically healthy. Anti mullerian hormone is produced by healthy ovarian follicles and serves as a marker of quantity of healthy follicles and oocytes in ovaries. Ovarian volume assessed by ultrasound can be used as a marker of functional ovarian potential. The aim of this study is to compare the ovarian reserve of fertility proven women with women presenting with sub-fertility using the sonographic tests like antral follicular count and ovarian volume measurement in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, South India and thence to asses if they are corresponding to standard cut-off values of other parts of the globe.

Keywords: Ovarian reserve, Antral follicular count.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0073

How to cite : Geetha A M, An evaluation and comparison study of ovarian reserve in fertile and infertile south Indian women population. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2018;5(3):318-321

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