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    Default AMH test confusion

    Hi everyone, this is my first day on this forum... hello

    My partner and I have been ttc for a year now and have been seeing a fertility specialist. I recently had the AMH test to see how many eggs I have (as I am 36 and we are trying for our first).

    We discussed our results and the dr said I had a lot of eggs 'almost polycystic'. I queried this but then the conversation quickly moved in with all the other questions we had and I never got to find out exactly what she meant by this... This always happens to me at the Drs..

    I have been trying to google it and everything comes up with PCOS - which I don't have.

    Can anyone shed some light on this? Is this a bad thing? And if so, why is it so bad to have a lot of eggs?

    Thanks for advice/info x

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    Hi Madaru, I have PCOS and dont ovulate at all so I think over the years my eggs have stocked up lol. My AMH level is 117 so it shows I have lots of eggs. The down side to the PCOS is that the quality of those eggs that I have left is quite low due to the excess hormones they have been exposed to. It sounds like your doctor isnt too concerned about PCOS with you however so the high number just relates to the number of eggs you have hopefully the quality will be good. The only time the number of eggs might become an issue to you is if you decide to take the step towards IVF, when you start to stimulate with injections in this case the eggs can sometimes over respond and you may become at risk of hyper stimulation. At my last retrevial I got 23 eggs so had s high risk. Your high AMH also indicates this issue for you. Hope that all makes sense.

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    Thanks Heyside. I've only just started seeing a FS and getting my head around all this stuff!

    Thankfully PCOS isn't an issue for me - they can't seem to find anything at the moment... it just hasn't happened. Not sure about the quality of my eggs yet or how I find that out?

    We know that I definitely ovulate so we will be trying an IUI naturally first and see how that goes.

    Thanks again

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    @Madaru - Egg quality cant really be assessed until IVF either but as you have no known issues that could effect it hopefully it wont be an issue for you. Good luck with your IUI hun hope it works x

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    My dr said the same thing. I've been tested and nothing showed up. I have a AmH of 35. It was at the top of the scale for my (37) what did yours come in at?

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    After my AMH test my FS said it looks like I have PCO, so poly cystic ovaries without the syndrome that would be detected in blood work and give other symptoms. She wasn't too concerned about that just said I would be monitored closely while stimming to make sure I didn't over stimulate. Unfortunately the opposite happened and I'm a very poor responder - 2 eggs first round, 4 second round, so PCO doesn't mean your ovaries will definitely go crazy.

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    Thanks Hopeful37 and Just*Ace - that makes sense.

    Hopeful37 - I meant to get a copy of my AMH test but forgot so I don't know what my number is The dr just made the statement that I had a lot of eggs and that it was 'almost polycystic'. Even though I went in prepared, had all my questions, documented all her answers I still walk out forgetting something!!

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    I know what you mean Madura. I always have a list of questions in my head and get off topic and forget to ask them!


 

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