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Table 4 Hormonal levels in follicular fluid obtained from small and dominant follicles

From: Transvaginal ovarian drilling followed by controlled ovarian stimulation from the next day improves ovarian response for the poor responders with polycystic ovary syndrome during IVF treatment: a pilot study

 Small follicles (6–10 mm diameter)Dominant follicles on the OPU day
VariableDuring TVOD in poor responders (n = 7)On the OPU day in high responders (n = 14)On the OPU day in normal responders (n = 14)P ValuePoor responders (n = 7)High responders (n = 14)Normal responders (n = 14)P Value
FSH (mIU/ml)9.12 ± 6.778.72 ± 4.137.17 ± 2.810.5266.27 ± 1.967.53 ± 3.318.34 ± 4.460.480
LH (mIU/ml)4.03 ± 6.584.18 ± 4.151.49 ± 2.240.1991.09 ± 0.943.29 ± 3.042.19 ± 3.090.234
Estradiol (pg/ml)> 9600> 9600> 9600> 9600> 9600> 9600
Progesterone (ng/ml)15.18 ± 13.51> 40> 40> 40> 40> 40
PRL (ng/ml)26.03 ± 14.5056.53 ± 22.39a48.76 ± 21.950.01338.44 ± 21.1952.95 ± 22.4553.04 ± 22.960.320
AMH (ng/ml)213.23 ± 85.6712.34 ± 4.08c13.80 ± 6.77c< 0.00114.71 ± 8.78 c9.41 ± 13.137.33 ± 4.70b0.270
Testosterone (ng/ml)9.79 ± 4.086.24 ± 2.62a4.27 ± 2.54c< 0.0013.42 ± 1.01c4.89 ± 1.584.41 ± 1.430.101
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD for quantitative variables. Statistical significance was defined as P < 0.05. “a” refers to P < 0.05, when compared with that in the small follicles of poor responders. “b” refers to P < 0.01, when compared with that in the small follicles of normal responders. “c” refers to P < 0.01, when compared with that in the small follicles of poor responders