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Medicines 2017, 4(1), 7;

Successful Pregnancy after Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine in a 43‐Year‐Old Woman with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Multiple Uterus Fibrosis: A Case Report

School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
Department of Obstetrics, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat‐sen University, 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou 510630, China
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Suzhou Wuzhong People’s Hospital, Suzhou 215128, China
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Received: 15 December 2016 / Accepted: 4 February 2017 / Published: 9 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Medicines for Clinical Trial)
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Objective: To highlight a natural approach to coexisting oligomenorrhea, subfertility, luteal phase insufficiency and multiple fibroids cohesively when in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has failed. Case Presentation: A 43‐year‐old woman with diminished ovarian reserve and multiple uterine fibroids had previously been advised to discontinue IVF treatment. According to Chinese Medicine diagnosis, herbal formulae were prescribed for improving age‐related ovarian insufficiency as well as to control the growth of fibroids. After 4 months of treatment, the patient’s menstrual cycle became regula r and plasma progesterone one week after ovulation increased from 10.9 nmol/L to 44.9 nmol/L. After 6 months, she achieved a natural conception, resulting in a live birth of a healthy infant at an estimated gestational age of 40 weeks. Conclusions: The successful treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine for this case highlights a natural therapy to manage infertility due to ovarian insufficiency and multiple fibroids after unsuccessful IVF outcome. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chinese herbal medicine; diminished ovarian reserve; infertility; in vitro fertilization;  uterus fibrosis Chinese herbal medicine; diminished ovarian reserve; infertility; in vitro fertilization;  uterus fibrosis
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Teng, B.; Peng, J.; Ong, M.; Qu, X. Successful Pregnancy after Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine in a 43‐Year‐Old Woman with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Multiple Uterus Fibrosis: A Case Report. Medicines 2017, 4, 7.

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