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Anti Mullerian Hormone

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BeadyEyes Mon 26-Nov-12 20:21:43

Hi there, the meaning of the number also depends on your age...I got 6.72 and am 35 years old, which is considered "low for age".

My AMH level was one of the reasons why my doc has just referred us for IVF.

Depending on your age, I personally would try and get checked out sooner rather than later so see if there is anything they recommend - eg if your DH has low sperm count, you as a couple should be entitled to NHS IVF after a year of trying.

Good luck!

TakingTheStairs Thu 22-Nov-12 12:47:18

thanks Euro

EuroShagmore Thu 22-Nov-12 11:04:17

The thing is, that test on its own doesn't really tell you anything. The AMH test was originally used to predict menopause age, so a lower level might be a sign that you should get on with it, but you are already ttc so it's pretty meaningless.

You say you haven't been trying long. Personally, unless you have been trying for over a year (or 6 months if over 35) - which is when the NHS will usually test - I would say forget about testing and just keep dtd for a while. 90% of couples will get pregnant within a year.

TakingTheStairs Thu 22-Nov-12 10:38:59

Hi Euro, thank you for responsing.
My result was 5.00 pmol/L
The letter says reduced response is 1.5 - 6.4, normal is 6.5 - 19.7

EuroShagmore Thu 22-Nov-12 10:30:53

The AMH test measures ovarian reserve. "Reduced response" might indicate that your AMH level indicates that you might have a reduced response to IVF drugs, but that seems an odd conclusion to draw from a single test.

Did you get the actual number?

TakingTheStairs Thu 22-Nov-12 10:19:38

I was hoping someone could help me?
I had a fertility check-up a couple of weeks ago. I haven't been trying very long, but my DH and I decided to get checked out so that if we did have any issues we could tackle them head on rather than discovering them after a year or two of frustration.
Everything seemd fine, but I also had an Anti Mullerian Hormone blood test and the results came back with a "reduced response" but I don't know what that means. £90 for a blood test and they want another £65 for a 15 minute telephone consultation to tell me what the results mean. Feeling a bit ripped off!!
Does anyone know what that means? The only things I could find on google relate to IVF and we're not having IVF.
Thank you!

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