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AMH Levels?

Rivaligure
Rivaligure
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Hi all, I’ve been TTC for 18 months. I fell naturally in month 3 but had a MMC. Cycles were never quite right and saw private consultant who prescribed Clomid. Just finished 7th round with no luck despite releasing two eggs every cycle at right time and good thickness endometrium. Consultant tested for AMH levels and was looking for 6 but came back at 4. I’m 33. Booked in for private HyCoSy next week. Also just starting NHS referral as had to wait 1 yr post MC. Anyone have any similar experiences or know about AMH levels? TIA

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Karinyaa

Hi, honey! I'm not in the same boat. Dropped in to say I'm sorry you're facing all those issues. And I'm so sorry for the mc you've gone through. It's always too hard and leaves scars. Here's some of my background. I'm of ripe age. dh has low count and motility. Was diagnosed on severe endo (stage 4). 2 yrs ttc. Tried IUI, ICSI shots with OE. Never got luck. The situation got even worse. After additional treatments, our dr finally verdicted zero chance of conceiving with OE. as my last amh test results came in less than 0,1. Meaning probably one existing egg, if any. So we went down the donor egg route overseas. Mainly for more affordable prices. From my own experience, I do believe amh of 4 as you've got it is just good enough to count on. Don't get disheartened. I truly believe they'll find that perfect egg for you to conceive. All the best of luck!! x

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JustKnewIt

Hey hun. I'm afraid I cannot be of much help here. Just wanted to say I'm hoping for you. amh levels meaning the egg quantity. I'm praying yours is that very case when quality rules over quantity. We used surrogacy to get our sweet Laria. Using own egg. May God bless you on your way x

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Rivaligure

Thanks! We have been advised to start IVF and also freeze some eggs for the future x

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hannahding

Hey, I know someone with a similar situation they were told that IVF and IUI on their own have a low chance of success and so do medication. However, IVF with donor eggs will help a lot. Just make sure to visit the right place for this. This process needs to be done in the most precise manner. Good luck to you. Just stay strong and positive. I know this journey can get very hard but you have to be calm. Sending baby dust your way.

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Mel77
Mel77
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I'm with you. We used donor egg with IVF abroad. It resulted in our beautiful twins. Now we're in the same game with the same clinic. Working for baby#3 :) Here's what I wanna say. The aproach of the clinic as for the donor's selection is just awesome. and we've never seen this before among other clinics on our list. To begin with, each donor is fixed in the photo and video with the help of special 3D technology. So you may see a woman from all sides. Zooming in and out the image. On the basis of this material, an anthropometric and physiognomic portrait of the woman is created. Then her basic characteristics are digitized. After receiving the same data about the future father they are superimposed on each other. This way they predict the possible appearance of a child!! Also such as the IQ of the donor, education, abilities, inclinations and state of health, temperament and character traits are also calculated. The clinic has 600+ donors in its database. So that you have more more options and choices to make. We did ours, and the kind woman produced a lot of amazing eggs for us. It's just a great option to have, surely!

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Rivaligure
Rivaligure
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Thanks - defo nowhere near ready to consider donor eggs yet, not until we’ve tried with my own but it’s something to think about in the future if we are unlucky. Congrats on your twins x

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Karinyaa

AMH level never indicates the egg quality!! Quantity only! Which cannot be the first thing to count on while opting for fertility treatments. It only takes one! So I'd not make any haste decisions. Consider your chances with your dr - he's the expert and knows better how to help. Hoping for your best x

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andylins

Exactly! An AMH test is not a measure of egg quality!The best estimation of quality and potential of eggs to become a baby is a woman’s age. AMH is a measure of quantity. It can infer how many eggs can be expected to develop in a fertility treatment cycle. It is important to interpret the AMH result in context of other factors that influence fertility. A low AMH should not necessarily be considered as a stand-alone concern, and is not associated with a reduced chance of getting pregnant. :)

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Serrine

Hi, I'm sorry you feel worried. It's well known though, that an IVF cycle can be unsuccessful even with good numbers of eggs/embryos if egg quality is poor. It reflects about 95 per cent of the final quality of an embryo. Poor egg quality, therefore, always leads to poor embryo quality. Therefore, it is not just the number of eggs that is important. The quality of eggs is crucial for the success of IVF!! I'm hoping you'll do it!

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Loraine7

Hi there. Long story short, AMH doesn't mean a lot EXCEPT for women going through IVF where the doctors use it as a starting point in terms of what dosage of drugs to give you. Some women conceive on an AMH level of 0.2 (or less). others at a more normal level have difficulty. so don't get too caught up in this. If you really want to know your GP should be able to give you a script for the test. Hope this makes your spirits high.

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Karinyaa

AMH, is a protein hormone produced by special cells inside the ovarian follicles. The level of AMH in the blood can help doctors estimate the number of follicles inside the ovaries, and therefore, the woman’s egg count. A typical AMH level for a fertile woman is 1.0–4.0 ng/ml; under 1.0 ng/ml is considered low and indicative of a diminished ovarian reserve.

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