The biologic "age" of an individual's oocytes; diminished ovarian reserve, which may be reflected by an elevated early follicular phase FSH and/or estradiol level, correlates with reduced chances for success following in vitro fertilization.
This is a term that is used to describe the ovarian response and is associated with ovarian aging, which sometimes is different from biological age of the woman. The early ovarian aging of young women can cause infertility. Decreased ovarian reserve is associated with low ovarian response in stimulated cycle. There are some specific hormonal and functional tests for diagnose of ovarian reserve.
Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to determine the capacity of the ovary to provides eggs that are capable of fertilization resulting in a healthy and successful pregnancy. The determination of the ovarian reserve is important in infertility.