AMH Levels 0.7

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Kerrigan90 Tue 03-Jul-12 10:53:31

I am 31 and have no children. My partner and I were attending a fertility clinic with the hope of him under going a vasectomy reversal and part of this was testing my AMH levels through a blood test. Last week it was confirmed my levels were 0.7. I was told I wouldn't be able to conceive and IVF is not an option as my eggs are of so poor quality. As you can imagine this has came as a nasty surprise, however, my mum was completely through the menopause at my age and this is something I have raised as a concern with various doctors throughout my twenties. My periods were symptomatic with endometriosis although this was investigated with two laparoscopy's and never confirmed. Gynocologist advised my periods were a 'variation of normal' in my late twenties. We have a follow up appointment in a couple of weeks to discuss options?

faulty2015 Mon 21-Sep-15 11:45:18

Would not recommend Lister Hospital. Not what was expected. I went to Lister hospital for egg freezing. I had Dr Jaya Parikh who performed the surgery. On the cycle I was due to start, my follicles were low compared to the previous cycle. I was concerned but Dr Parikh seemed very commercial and money driven and persuaded me that l never know if the next cycle is going to be good cycle in terms of higher number of follicles. So l went ahead. She also said there was a polyp in my uterus that needs to be removed. In fact l never had a polyp and Dr Parikh proliferated and the dialator went through my uterus and l had to do an emergency laporoscopy to check for internal bleeding. I also only had 2 eggs retrieved. Very disappointing. I went to private thinking that I will get better service but please be cautious. I was otherwise healthy now l have scars from laporoscopy and a damaged uterus. Be warned of Dr Parikh, she is not good doctor, and she became very defensive, no apology at all from her. I want to write this, so that other patients do not go through what l did. I also asked for refund and they refused to give me back the £5.8k I spent on the egg freezing. My social life has taken a bad turn as a result, it has left me psychologically damaged.

ella82 Mon 06-Oct-14 19:56:51

thank you for all the info....i will look at researching as soon as i have more clarity with the test results....x

Shroomboom Sun 05-Oct-14 21:20:34

Hi Ella. It's the CRG clinic in Jette, Brussels. This is the link to their website. I saw Professor Dr Christophe Blockeel, and he was brilliant, but both my friends saw other doctors and apparently they were wonderful too. What I loved most about this clinic is that every situation seems to be a problem waiting to be solved - I went there as a last resort, and came out of the initial appointment full of hope again. They really seem to know what they're doing, and I cannot recommend them highly enough!! If you have any other questions then please don't hesitate to ask me, and good luck!!!

ella82 Sat 04-Oct-14 12:38:29

HI SHROOMBOOM- that would be fantastic -yes i would love for you to share details of the clinic...

Shroomboom Fri 03-Oct-14 08:34:39

Hi again smile
Glad you have a bit of hope, I remember not being able to find anyone with as low an AMH level as mine when we first found out my results. I was devastated, and thought that I would never get pregnant!
I'm actually in Belgium, and have been to two clinics here. The first was useless, and I did four rounds there, but the clinic we changed to is amazing. It's in Brussels, and treats a lot of overseas patients. Everyone speaks english, and they were just so professional. I was recommended to go there by a friend of mine who had twins via IVF after treatment there. Since my dd was born I have recommended it to another friend who had had three failed cycles elsewhere, and had almost given up hope - she's now 20 weeks pregnant smile It really is fantastic, and also might not be as expensive as clinics in the UK. Being in Brussels it's easy enough to get to from London on the Eurostar… If you're interested let me know and I'll give you the details smile

ella82 Thu 02-Oct-14 22:07:39

Ladies, anyone can suggest which of the London hospitals are good for fertility? I live in south london and trying to get info between Guys&Thomas, Chelsea&West, Kings and UCL hospt. any feedback would be good, thanks

ella82 Thu 02-Oct-14 22:05:51

Hi Shroomboom, thats great news for you! I have just been in for all of my blood tests yesterday including FSH. I will be receiving results next week. In the meantime i'l need to decide which hospital to be referred to under NHS. Did you go private? Are you also able to share your consultant/clinic/doctor? The info im getting from all of you ladies are a breath of fresh air and gives me hope!

Shroomboom Thu 02-Oct-14 12:46:25

Ella, I had an AMH level of 0.2, and managed to have my dd via IVF - so there is hope! I produced more eggs than they thought I would, which basically made me realise that AMH is just a number and does not dictate what is going to happen. Do you know what your FSH level is?

ella82 Tue 30-Sep-14 23:14:23

Thank you....ive also heard about Lister. im happy everything has worked for the best for you....keep us updated frm time to time.....

sharond101 Tue 30-Sep-14 21:16:31

I am in Scotland but I have heard the Lister is good for low AMH. I am 32 also and have primary amennorrhoea.

ella82 Mon 29-Sep-14 20:40:54

Congratulations Sharond101!!! Good luck with everything.... If you happen to be from London can i ask the name of your consultant. Im in the process of researching clinics/hospitals and consultants. Can i ask your age and what was your problem in conceiving?

sharond101 Mon 29-Sep-14 20:23:42

I had a private Consultation a few weeks ago with a highly appraised Doctor who recommends the use of dhea in women under 25 to improve AMH levels. I purchased some only to find out a week later I am in fact pregnant so will not need to use it. My AMH was low at 4.6. He explained that age is the more important factor in egg quality and AMH is more about quantity. Under 35 the quality of your eggs is relatively good, you just have way fewer than normal with a low AMH level. hth.

ella82 Mon 29-Sep-14 20:18:13 32 ....

sharond101 Sun 28-Sep-14 16:29:41

What age are you? DHEA if you are under 35 has helped some people improve AMH

ella82 Sun 28-Sep-14 12:40:27

hI everyone, im very new to this site and I must admit the stories i have been reading on here has been like a breath of fresh air: I did AMH test privately, whilst abroad and the result was devastating with 0.31, which doctors have summarised that with my results i wouldnt even be able to try IVF. Im now going to have more tests done next wk and be referred to a specialist hopefuly, can anyone relate to me? i would be very interested for shared stories. IS there anything, anyone can suggest? how do i increase my chances?

ella82 Sun 28-Sep-14 12:29:25

lilypie13- i would be interested to hear your experiences. Godd luck with you journey....x

lilypie13 Mon 22-Sep-14 22:58:29

Hi op I'm also in paisley I have my first appt with infertility doc in 2 weeks not sure what to expect. I've not got any experience of these tests to share but ill keep everything crossed for you x

Mimosa1 Mon 22-Sep-14 22:47:02

Kerry, I echo AndCake's message that AMH measures ovarian reserve, not egg quality. I had AMH levels of 0.17 2 years ago (age 29 at the time) and was advised to egg freeze (was not trying to conceive at the time). I didn't react well to the meds, and only froze 4 eggs (1 mature). That said, I got married earlier this year, and conceived naturally on my second cycle, age 31. You just never know with these things.
Good luck with everything, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

ella82 Sat 20-Sep-14 18:56:44

jaffajiffy- are you able to refer the specialists you visited?

ella82 Sat 20-Sep-14 18:23:30

Hi Coxy7- im hoping you will see this msg- my symptom are like yours- are you able to share the name of yuor clinic?

Andcake Thu 21-Feb-13 21:32:13

Good luck. I found yoga even if it didn't help with ttc helped me mentally. That's not to say I was strong through it all but yoga gave me an escape. Although I remember a few classes when af had just arrived trying to fight back the tears.

Kerrigan90 Mon 18-Feb-13 18:55:12

Thanks both sound worth a shot anyway.

meyersfan Mon 18-Feb-13 15:46:11

Thanks! With the acupuncture, for me it was a time that I could give into my hopes and fears about infertility as I had reached the stage in RL that I no longer wanted or felt able to share my feelings. That was driven by me, not by friends/family but it's how I felt. Plus I found it very relaxing. I've had other friends recommend reflexology as the way forward which I was all set to try.

Kerrigan90 Mon 18-Feb-13 15:30:26

Wow amazing and congratulations! Yeah the docs leave you feeling like a write off and wondering where you're going to find the money for what they suggest. I'm going to look into acupuncture for fertility as like yourself I've heard of a few woman this has been successful for.

meyersfan Mon 18-Feb-13 13:47:45

I'm sorry that you are going through this. I had an AMH score of 0.07 when I had just turned 39, after the consultant was only able to see one (two at a stretch) follicles. I found the news devastating, but I needed to take control and dusted myself off, and started seeing an acupuncturist that specialises in fertility. I fell pregnant within three treatments, two months after being given my AMH result. That pregnancy ended in a miscarriage but a year later I am pregnant again and in the second trimester.

I wasn't impressed with my consultant, to say the least, but I suspect he didn't want to try anything because it would mess up his success stats. I could be wrong. My resulting pregnancies came about naturally. I'm not suggesting you take this route - my choices were very much affected by already having one young child and my PCT saying IVF was a no go meant that we'd have had to travel to London - the logistics and the emotional impact were not worth it for us (I turned into crazy woman just on clomid). I would support what Andcake said though, and get to know your body.

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