What is the main cause of a low ovarian reserve?

The most common cause of low reserve is age. This cause is physiological, inevitable and is increasing since for socio-cultural reasons women have children later and later.

There are many others, either because the patient did not generate enough oocytes in her embryonic stage (genetic causes) or due to damage to the ovary (infection, ovarian torsion, endometriosis, surgery, radio or chemotherapy, etc …). These are more infrequent and usually require specialized centres for diagnosis, being equally irreversible today.

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