To examine whether follicle loss due to ovarian aging is responsible for the occurrence of regular menstrual cycles in aging women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the size of the FSH-sensitive follicle cohort was estimated by the exogenous follicle-stimulating hormone ovarian reserve test (EFORT) and related to the follicle count as measured by ultrasound.
- Inhibin B
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Ovarian aging
- Antral follicles
Elting, M. W., Kwee, J., Korsen, T. J. M., Rekers-Mombarg, L. T. M., & Schoemaker, J. (2003). Aging women with polycystic ovary syndrome who achieve regular menstrual cycles have a smaller follicle cohort than those who continue to have irregular cycles. Fertility and sterility, 79(5), 1154-1160. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0015-0282(03)00152-3