Tubal Reversal: FSH Testing For Patients 39 Years And Older

FSH TestingTubal reversal with Dr. Morice has a high success rate. However, age is an important factor in a woman’s chances at getting pregnant after a tubal reversal.

Why does age affect fertility?

Whether or not a woman has had a tubal reversal, she is less fertile at 40 than she was at 20.

A woman is born with all of her eggs, unlike men who create new sperm every day. For this reason, a woman has fewer eggs at 40, and the eggs that are remaining are older which increases the risk of chromosomal problems that may inhibit or complicate pregnancy.

Connie Matthiessen, a writer at BabyCenter, writes, “At 40 your chance of conceiving within a year of beginning to try is about 40 to 50 percent, compared to a woman in her mid-30s, who has a 75 percent chance.”

While it’s true that conceiving becomes more difficult after 40, conceiving after 40 is certainly not impossible. Women over 40 still get pregnant quite often, including a number of Dr. Morice’s tubal reversal patients.

How can I test my fertility?

If you are 40 or older and are concerned about your age affecting conception after a tubal reversal, a follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) test can help indicate if your hormones are at normal levels.

FSH is a hormone that a woman’s body releases to mature her eggs prior to ovulation. An elevated FSH level can indicate that a woman’s ovarian reserves are diminishing. Low ovarian reserves are associated with problems getting pregnant.

An FSH test is very easy and can be done at-home or in a laboratory. Ask Dr. Morice about which test is best for you.

Can I still get pregnant if I have high FSH levels?

Yes. Unless your levels are very high, there is still a chance you can get pregnant. Discuss with Dr. Morice to learn more.

How can Dr. Morice help?

If you are considering tubal reversal and have questions about your FSH levels, contact Dr. Morice. Dr. Morice will analyze your current medical condition and order an FSH level test for you, if necessary.

Once he gets the test results, Dr. Morice will advise if your levels are abnormal or not. It’s important to note that while normal FSH levels are a good sign, they do not guarantee that you will get pregnant after a tubal reversal.

If you are considering a tubal reversal, contact us for a free consultation. Our nurses and Dr. Morice will review your medical history and current condition to determine if you are a good candidate for tubal reversal.

Call us for your free consultation today at (985) 702-BABY or email us at

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