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    Default can amh improve??

    just wondering has anyone had their ahm level improve?
    i had my first amh test (done by a fertility specialist) and it was low 7.7. that was sept 2011. that one came with a graph and everything

    i just got the results back for my latest test march 2012, however i didn't go back to my fertility specialist and went to my gp who ordered it. so the latest results are 9.6!! however, it was on pathology paper just saying the number, no graph.

    i am so thrilled! but then, a little concerned/skeptical. i was hoping it would stay the same, or really preparing that it most likely would have dropped in the previous months that have gone by. i thought it would either only stay the same or go down? do you think it's because it's tested on different equipment/labs? i'm even wondering if there was a mistake! i dont want to doubt, i just want to be happy it's improved!

    can anyone shed any light? i haven't done anything different, still eating the same and havent' lost weight (in fact i gained 3 kg ;\) however, i did go off a medication that i've been on for 4 yrs and started taking blackmores prenatal vitamins (which coincidently, the fertility specialist said i didn't need to take, and i started taking them because i've heard so many ladies on here are and i have a poor diet/don't eat meat)

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    The same thing happened to me! And like you, I'm thrilled, but very confused too.

    My AMH was 13.5 in July 2010, (borderline) and I fully prepared myself for at least a slight drop when I had AMH retested about 14 months later.
    It came back at 18.9

    From what I understood, this can't happen! AMH is supposed to be a hormone with much less fluctuation (as opposed to LH:FSH, for example). And is also supposed to be a much more accurate and reliable prediction of ovarian reserves.
    I have tried to find information about AMH levels increasing, but haven't really come across any explanation.... with the exception that ovarian health is akin to sperm health - vitamins and supplements can be beneficial.

    Buggered if I know what the heck is going on though! For me I went back onto a full dose of meds that I had been trying to wean off of for 18 months. I had also stopped taking pre natal vitamins (kept up with folate though). The only other change had been a loss of about 6 kg and discovered a thyroid condition that is now stable.

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    It maybe a difference in the Lab. AMH is a very new Test that is causing some controversy . Women with normal AMH usually just have more eggs during an ivf cycle, while women with a low AMH have only have a few. It is in no way a predictor of the quality of the eggs, which is great news cause it only takes one

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    thanks for the replies, good to know that there is someone else who experienced this.. it is a good thing! however yeah, i think maybe it's the lab in my case. whatever way, i'm happy it's up a bit

    magic, can i ask why you went off prenatals?

    and so this test is about quantity of eggs.. is there a test that tells you about the quality of eggs???

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    They have to look at the eggs to determine quality and they can test them if required. Age is a big factor in egg quality, also Lifestyle factors such as smoking etc.
    AMH is also not an indicator of menopause, people with low AMH can be many years away from perimenopause.

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    I guess I went off pre-natal vitamins because I grew sick of taking so many pills. I did spend just over 18 months taking fistfuls of vitamins/supplements daily though (to no apparent effect).

    Due to certain conditions that I have, I require a set minimum of 11 pills a day. To that I am also trialing an additional med, plus supporting supplements so that daily minimum can grow to 16 - 20 pills per day.

    If you add in naturopaths, acupuncturists and chinese herbs, plus pre-natal vitamins, my daily tally has gotten to around 40 pills per day.
    It gets old!!!

    To answer your question about a test for egg quality. My FS has told me that the only way to rank egg quality is through IVF when they grade your embies under the microscope. Apart from that, there doesn't appear to be any other test for quality.

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    it's a shame there isn't a way to test quality unless you go through ivf. but good to know. and thanks for sharing magic, sorry to hear you have so many pills a day, that would be so hard to deal with! all the best to you!

    and that is also so good to know low amh doesn't mean menapause is coming soon.. i had that question in my head and was a bit worried!!

    thanks again for all the info!

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    Mine went from 1.3 one year up to 4.0 the following and Im 35 (now) so i dont know what is going on..... but i saw the paperwork and checked the names adn everything

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    Default Low AMH, normal FSH

    good luck going through difficut times too
    Last edited by tessjs; 10-12-2012 at 18:08.

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    Mine went up as well, and my Doc was in agreement with what some of the other ladies here have said - it's a fairly new test and the results are not 100% useful yet. I was 31 when I had two tests about two months apart, and of course I did not "grow new eggs" in that time! When I went through my stim cycle I had 20 eggs ready to go. Even with the idea of "low ovarian reserves", I don't think it means we're down to our last 5 eggs or anything!


 

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