Me and my partner had an appointment at the fertility clinic and we were told that ivf was our best option as my partner has low count

But that I had normal ovaries and eggs, just received a copy of the letter he sent to our gp which says my anti mullerian hormone came back superisingly high which indicates the possibility of polystic ovaries. He didn't say that to us on the day, can anyone tell me what this even means. Google is scaring me

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  • Polycyclic ovaries affect something like on in ten females and they never even know about it. There is PCO (polycystic ovaries) and PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome). The Syndrome is the main one that effects fertility, this is what I have. I have to admit when I googled it, it scared me to but I went to the doctor and asked for it to be dumbed down and put in normal English.

  • Hi Soconfused07. Yes, an AMH reading above about 45 is usually indicative of polycystic ovaries. However, if your scan shows that your ovaries are OK, then it should be telling you that you will have a better success rate with IVF, so that’s encouraging. I wish you both well with it all. Diane

  • Thanks to both of you for your help.

    I just can't understand why he wouldn't of mentioned it to us in the first place but would go ahead and print it on the letter we got sent. I'm so stressed out I don't even know what half of these terms mean that they are saying to me. Are you born with polystic ovaries? X

  • Hi there, I have PCOS. Only mild and I don't have symptoms. I only know from the tests etc. My anti mullerian test was around 49 off the top of my head and its a good thing! Nice egg supply x

  • Thank you for replying, did you have to do anymore tests to confirm it? On my letter it says my test came back at 95 x

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  • Hi Soconfused07. No you are not born with polycystic ovaries. The symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) usually become apparent in your late teens or early twenties. The cause of PCOS is unknown. But most experts think that several factors, including genetics, could play a role. Women with PCOS are more likely to have a mother or sister with PCOS. A main underlying problem with PCOS is a hormonal imbalance. In women with PCOS, the ovaries make more androgens than normal. Androgens are male hormones that females also make. High levels of these hormones affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation. Researchers also think insulin may be linked to PCOS. This doesn’t mean that you are diabetic. Insulin is a hormone that controls the change of sugar, starches, and other food into energy for the body to use or store. Many women with PCOS have too much insulin in their bodies because they have problems using it. Excess insulin appears to increase production of androgen, where high levels of androgens can lead to polycystic ovaries. Hope this helps and doesn’t confuse you further. Diane

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