What is DOR?

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Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR) describes women of reproductive age having regular menses whose response to ovarian stimulation is reduced compared with women of comparable age. DOR is distinct from menopause or premature ovarian failure.

Why it is important to check your ovarian reserve? 

Although oocyte number and quality decline with age, fertility varies significantly among women of similar age. Several tests involving biochemical and ovarian imaging are been taken to review the Ovarian results.

AMH (Antimullerian Hormone) is one of the biochemical tests, which remain relatively consistent within and between menstrual cycle in both young ovulating women and women with infertility. Is a useful test in women at high risk of DOR and in general IVF population.

By Dr. Maiasa Ali

Specialist OB/GYN

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