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Can Amh improve ?

This is probably a really stupid question but just been reading notes from nhs clinics our first clinic had our amh at 12.7 when I was 35 but the 2nd clinic has us at 14.7 when I was 36 .

Is it just the fact that as I've got older it hasn't diminished or can it actually improve? At this point I hadn't took supplements other than pre conception vitamins.

Maybe I'm just been really stupid here 😕.

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Hey! I would love to think it can improve as i have low AMH. I have seen comments on here about it improving with coq10. Whatever the reason 14 is a good number! X

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Thank you certainly wasn't taking coq10 at that time 😊.

14 still didn't give me good egg quantity through treatment though. ☹. X

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Oh thats upsetting. Mine was 7 a year ago so is probably lower now. I only got 2 eggs xx

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I think my body just likes been arkward lol x

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That would be amazing if it could. I really have no idea. I do remenber when we moved to the private clinic from the NHS hospital they said their lab used different values or something to the NHS one as my AMH level actually dropped a lot for their tests. I find it all a bit bewildering xx

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Thank you, they were both nhs clinics.

I'm actually going to a private clinic shortly so I wonder what there tests show.

Siiigggh it's all complicated , i wish I had my notes that I have now so I could of questioned them more . Xx

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I so wish that was true as I also have a low AMH, when we were told I googled everything and some sites said yes if you eat this and do that your AMH will improve but sadly I don’t think that is the case, we can’t help with what our bodies don’t produce 😔 xxx

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Think something has gone very wonky from 1 clinic to another, I wish I'd had these notes when I went to the 2nd clinic as id now love to know why there results are higher.

I certainly wasn't eating certain foods and was unheathier going to 2nd clinic than first.

It's all so complicated

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This is mad (in a good way), I was told by my consultant that your amh won’t change and they can’t be improved, obviously this isn’t the case because it looks like yours has improved. I was given a amh level of 3 😢 x

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I wish I was still under the clinic that tested me for higher Amh as id be asking how is this possible x

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I would be tempted to ring and ask them because they should still have records that you should be entitled to x

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I've got my notes from both clinics that's how I've noticed it 😕, I might drop them a email but no doubt they will just say other clinic must be wrong, I'm looking into going private soon so will be interesting to see what they say 🤣 .

You can certainly drive yourself mental on this journey x

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I would email them just to put your mind at ease. It’s made me wonder if I should ask my clinic to re-test my amh because I wasn’t on any vitamins etc but now on ones that supposed to improve it x

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Might be worth a try 😊 x

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I've had an increase in amh after having tests at different places a year apart. I took dhea for a very short period in between but my increase wasn't that substantial (9.9ish to 10.9) so possibly just the different analysis procedures

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Seems strange when there both nhs clinics surely should be tested the same, as if this journey isn't complicated enough 🤣. X

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My AMH was significantly higher 18 months later when tested at the same lab. My guess for what it’s worth is that we’re only as bad as our worst test (or as good as our best). If you’ve had day 3 FSH, estrogen etc tests before you will know they vary month to month.

Also, AMH is used as an indicator of possible response to IVF only, it has little impact on potential to get pregnancy naturally. Don’t lose heart from a low AMH value. I personally think there’s WAY too much focus on it.

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Lol I didn't respond to the drugs at the 2nd clinic as they were adement that my AMH was normal they changed protocol but 1st clinic said it was low and I responded better to there protocol . That's why I was curious.

To be honest I've given up on my own eggs and way think there knackered so looking to go donnor egg.

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I was tested by the initial hospital before referral and my AMH was 4.7. At the clinic 6 months later it was 10.7 and I had done nothing different. I questioned this and the consultant at the clinic (who was amazing and I believe she is almost single handedly responsible for us being parents!) said it's stupid really and it can change based on various things. It could even double from one day to the next for no real reason. She also said that in her experience your AMH didn't correlate well with your overall chances of success and that was more down to other factors.

I'm not sure how true this is but mine more than doubled over 6 months for no reason (apparently). If it is so variable it's so unfair people are turned down for funding on the basis of this number. We wouldn't have got funding in some areas based on an AMH of 4.7, yet my cycle worked perfectly and now I have a daughter.

But 12.7 or 14.7 are good numbers anyway. So don't worry!

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Awww wow really, it's a shame these consultants don't tell us everything and explain things in more detail.

Lovely that you got a daughter 😊.

Be be honest I think my eggs are knackered , I don't respond to drugs so have to be on maxium drugs and egg quality is never good . I'm thinking about going donor route so I'm still fighting yet 😉x

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Women are born with all the eggs that they will have throughout their lives. Egg quantity will decrease as a woman ages, and the quality of the eggs also declines with age.

Ovarian reserve testing is a way to check the number and the quality of a woman’s eggs in general as well as compared to women in her age group.

AMH is another blood test. This is a newer test and can be done at any time of the month.

There may be some life style modifications such as weight loss, stopping smoking, drinking, and other unhealthy behaviors. These changes may result in some improvement.

There are also some supplements which are recommended, such as CoQ10, DHEA, Omega 3 and others.

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