Decreasing AMH

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had my AMH tested 3 years ago after trying for over a year to get pregnant. It came back at 4. I ended up getting pregnant shortly after. 16 months total TTC baby #1. Fast forward to TTC baby #2. Another year+ into TTC (this past January) and we tested my AMH again. It was all the way down to 1.5. My OB did the testing but I had to wait 6 months to get into the fertility clinic. I ended up pregnant again (after a MMC) after 18 months TTC baby #2. I obviously cancelled the fertility clinic appointment. I’m concerned about my AMH number as well and wish I could have gotten some clarity. I’m 29 and its concerning to see such a big drop. I wish I had more information for you. But dont lose hope <3 did your doctor have anything to say about the drop?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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BeepBopB00p :  AMH is just an estimate. It fluctuates constantly and you can get vastly different results based on timing of test, lab conditions, etc. I was diagnosed with low amh So I had the test done many times and the numbers varied greatly. The important thing is that your number is above 1. If you are doing IVF, you will hopefully have enough embryos for future siblings so this number may not matter.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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BeepBopB00p :  I’m an Aussie bee so we have a different measurement for AMH. I also had a situation where my AMH dropped from low normal, to well below normal in a year. My AMH was 18 one year, the next year I expected it to be around 17 and it was 11. So it was a significant drop. This news led me to do ivf for baby number one at 34. I knew baby number 2 would maybe not happen, but I fell naturally at 37. My obstetrician said AMH isn’t the be all and end all. Good luck with your round!! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Im from New Zealand and a bit confused with your AMH units – my AMH is 35. I am 32 and my AMH is high, though I have no signs of PCOS. Anyway, like you I have had a tube removed due to an ectopic pregnancy. It ruptured and causes quite a bit of damage. I then had a second ectopic in the other tube. I wouldnt want to say my situation is identical to yours, but in my case this didnt appear to have an effect on my AMH levels which are still higher than expected for my age.

One thing that can help avoid further decline in AMH is to avoid smelly cosmetics, there are a class of chemicals in these which are very detrimental to oocyte health, as well as the usual eat well, dont smoke etc but I am sure you know these things with your IVF treatments. I hope your next cycle is successful

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

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@BeepBopB00p:  as PP’s have mentioned, a lot can affect AMH results. My understanding is that low vit D levels can give falsely low AMH levels. Have you had your vit D checked at all? 

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