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AMH Test Result

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greenlizard Sun 28-Apr-13 15:04:35

Both my partner and I are 43 and have been TTC #1 for 9 months (DP has two children by previous marriage but I have never been pregnant). Because of our age, I went to see our GP early on who thankfully was very supportive ? had my LH, FSH, Progesterone tests done ? all normal/good for fertility and showed ovulation. We referred ourselves to a fertility clinic privately (as not entitled to anything under NHS) to see what assistance might be suitable for us (eg. ISCI/IVF etc). SA analysis showed DP sperm were lower than normal in all scores but whilst not ideal not prohibitive. Transvaginal scan showed my right ovary was ?small and inactive? so my left ovary has been doing all the work every month. He confirmed ovulation (I had had my temp rise the morning of scan so it does work!) I also had the AMH test done.

Last Wednesday at 10DPO I tested on a FRER because I had not been able to sleep past 5.30am for 5 days (unheard of for me as I love my sleep smile) and I got my BFP grin grin. Later that day the clinic called me to tell me that my AMH levels were 1.3 where minimum levels should be 20 thereby indicating extremely low ovarian reserves. I was shock a) given my previous test results which were all good and b) my bpf confused.

Anyway the point of this very long winded post (apologies) is I know its early days for me and my partner and at our age I am at a higher risk of miscarriage (please, please stick around <crossing everything>) but I wanted to share my experience with anyone else who had tests showing low ovarian reserve/one ovary/ sluggish sperm - it clearly doesn't mean you can?t get pregnant smile

Good luck to you all. X

BlindKitty Sun 28-Apr-13 15:57:32

lizard this is AMAZING news! We've been ttc for 2 years and so far haven't had any proper reason as to why we can't conceive so you've given me some hope, thanks. smile

Andcake Sun 28-Apr-13 16:23:55

I have a baby from a successful pregnancy 3 yrs after an amh reading of 0.1. It is possible I had a few mc on the way so I was 40 when I gave birth.

After all this my view is that you only need one healthy egg and a bit of luck to find it. All these amh fsh results are fine as a prognosis for ivf outcomes where multiple eggs improve chances but are a bit irrelevant so it is worth a shot to conceive naturally. The last few eggs might not be of great quality but I also believe diet, health, fitness and supplements can improve this a bit too.

Good luck I hope your little bean stcks around but even if you mc you know you can do it.

EuroShaggleton Sun 28-Apr-13 18:13:45

I think a level of 20 would be optimum fertility. It certainly was in the normal fertility range on my lab report.

How lovely to have a BFP. Congrats, lizard.

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