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Iran South Med J 2016, 19(4): 608-619 Back to browse issues page
Study of association between ovarian volume with the number of antral follicles and third day of menstruation FSH in infertile patients referred to Omid Persian gulf infertility Clinic
Elham Rahmani1, Shahnaz Ahmadi *2, Niloofar Motamed3, Neghin Yazdani4
1- Department of Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
2- Department of Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , Ahmadishahnaz2005@yahoo.com
3- Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences. Bushehr,Iran
The Persian Gulf Nuclear Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
4- School of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
Abstract:   (1019 Views)

Background: Ovarian reserve tests have appeared as important, useful and new tools in evaluation of infertile women and by doing these tests, we can do for infertile couples advanced and necessary measures quickly. The goal of this study was to investigate the association between ovarian volume, Antral follicle counts and serum level of FSH at the third day of menstruation.

Material and Methods: This study was conducted on 78 women between 18-49 years old who referred to Omid Persian gulf infertility Clinic with complaining of infertility in 2014. In patients who had inclusion criteria, measurement of ovarian volume were done with calculation of three diameters and the number of antral follicles by using vaginal ultrasound in third day of menstruation. Also, in this patients were measured the levels of FSH&LH in third day of menstruation. Pearson correlation coefficient were used to examine the relationship between ovarian volume and the number of Antral follicles and serum levels.

Results: ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts (p=0.0001) decreased and serum level of FSH (p=0.0001) and LH (p=0,022) increased significantly with increasing of age. There was a strong positive correlation between ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts (r=0.96, p=0.0001) and there was a strong reversed correlation between ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts with FSH (r=0.50, p=0.0001).

Conclusion: By increasing age, ovarian volume and Antral follicle counts decreased and FSH&LH levels increased. In fact, in the initial study of infertile patients, even by diagnosis of reduction in ovarian volume and Antral follicle count should be performed advanced therapies and there is no need to wait for expensive tests result.

Keywords: FSH, ovarian volume, Antral follicle, infrtility
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Gynecology
Received: 2016/09/7 | Accepted: 2016/09/7 | Published: 2016/09/7
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Rahmani E, Ahmadi S, Motamed N, Yazdani N. Study of association between ovarian volume with the number of antral follicles and third day of menstruation FSH in infertile patients referred to Omid Persian gulf infertility Clinic. Iran South Med J. 2016; 19 (4) :608-619
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