AMH antimulerian hormone unreliable

If you have been on my list then you know what I think of AMH levels. Despite what you hear or have heard they are extremely inaccurate at determining your fertility. They have nothing to do with your supposed egg count and can improve based on what we have seen in our clinic. However a new study has just shed more light on to why AMH levels are truly only a representation of the acronym for FEAR, i.e. False Evidence Appearing Real. It has been shown that two common tests for AMH are actually inaccurate and it is being recommended that AMH is NOT a good test to use in the clinic to determine a patients fertility potential. Here is the link if you want to see for yourself. http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/07/09/humrep.des260.abstract Lately I have seen doctors rushing patients into procedures based solely on low AMH levels saying they are out of time and every month they waste could be detrimental to their fertility. Since the only data that is consistent regarding AMH level being low is that you are less likely to respond to IVF meds and when AMH levels are significantly low you may not respond at all, I have a hard time supporting this recommendation. Wouldn’t it make sense to help the patient prepare for a procedure to attempt to help them respond better than to start something straight away where they have such a minimal chance of it working? One of my patients said it best when she said, “sometimes medical sense is very different from common sense”. I strongly recommend that if your AMH levels are out of the normal range which by the way is NOT adjusted for what is normal in your age category, then you take your blood tests to someone that can help you interpret them to see if they are optimal based on their fertility population of patients. We have been looking at optimal levels based on our patients for the last 7 years. And have them work with you to prepare you for a procedure and optimise your chances of becoming pregnant naturally as well. A recent patient did just that. Her AMH was 1.3 and at 33 the doctors told her she was on the verge of menopause. She didn’t feel her body was ready to deal with IVF at this point. After just a few months which is even quick on our program she was pregnant naturally. I hope you spread the word about the unreliability of AMH to your friends on your forums, and even to your doctor by showing them this study because it is time that FEAR (false evidence appearing real) is not used to encourage people to make decisions that they otherwise wouldn’t make had they had all the relevant information to make that decision.

12 thoughts on “AMH antimulerian hormone unreliable”

  1. Lindamartins

    This is encouraging and had given hope to alot of people

  2. Sabg24772

    Thank you. This is very helpful information. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Stacey

      Your welcome! am glad you found it helpful!

  3. lilbeba1674

    I’m happy I read this… I unfortunately had a test score of .07 at 38 years old (2 years ago). I ended up pregnant but had a miscarriage. I’ve basically been told that I need to do IVF or find an egg donor… I still have hope!

    1. Stacey

      Hi there, I am sorry I don’t know how I missed this. Your AMH doesn’t not determine whether you can get pregnant or not but if it is low you may not respond well to IVF medication. Best to improve your health and your husbands health to improve your chances of conceiving.

  4. Eman89

    I am 33 years old my a.m.h level is 0.9 I was pregnant naturally 2 months ago but I had miscarriage , can I get pregnant naturally again with this level of a.m.h ?

    1. Stacey

      Hi Emma
      thanks for your comment. I am sorry that I didn’t get a notice about your posting and didn’t see it until now. And am very sorry to hear about your miscarriage in April. Your AMH does NOT determine whether you can become pregnant or not. So yes you can become pregnant again with that AMH level naturally. Actually due to having miscarried already and that typically low AMH means a poor response to IVF medications, you are more likely to get pregnant natural than with IVF medications. However it is important to work on decreasing risk of miscarriage. To do this it is important to figure what may have contributed to the miscarriage. Please email me if you are still trying and I can send you some more info. You can reach me at sharkeyshealing@gmail.com or info@naturalfertility.com . Thank you

  5. Haleydobbs0134

    This gives me so much hope. I’m 39 and had a level of 1.3 ivf is my only option at this stage as I’m using a unknown Donor

  6. Swati36

    Hi last year in April 2018 my amh was 2.2 i did not took any treatment but could not concieve. Now when i went for oi treatment during the third cycle doctors asked for fresh amh test i.e. in Aug 2019 and my amh gone down to 0.44. Is it possible for such a steep down. I did not have any surgery or anything. One month treatment by meprate during Feb 2019 for polyp. Kindly guide what to do?

    1. Stacey

      Hi there, thanks for commenting. AMH levels should never be used to determine your fertility. Studies have shown they have nothing to do with whether you can conceive and they are inaccurate so shouldn’t be relied on. Therefore I would take the focus off of AMH and instead focus on optimizing hormone levels and getting your body in a balanced state. There are several ways you can do this. Have a look at my book on Amazon.com The Baby Maker’s Guide to Getting Pregnant with the Five Step Fertility Solution. Or please email me at info@naturalfertility.com if you would like to schedule some time to discuss your situation. But even if I don’t see you, please make sure you do not let your doctors say your AMH is the issue since that has been shown to be unreliable and not related to whether you can become pregnant or not.

  7. Shamim05

    Dear Stacey Roberts good morning,

    My AMH last year was 0.18 but this month it is found out to be 0.04. My progesterone level is terribly low that is why I have very short cycle. What I need to do at this point? Please guide me. I am looking forward to hear from you.

    Shamim

    1. Stacey

      Hi Shamim, I am sorry you didn’t hear from me sooner. One good thing is your AMH doesn’t matter much regarding whether you can get pregnant or not, but low progesterone 7 days after ovulation can be a problem. First you want make sure progesterone was tested at the correct time of the cycle. It should be tested 7 days after a CONFIRMED ovulation. Low progesterone doesn’t always mean a short cycle so second thing is you would want to get both of those things checked out as to why they are happening. Many possibilities could be causing this… !) thyroid 2) adrenals 3) excessive weight 4) other types of stress, 5) poor blood sugar regulation related to diet and there are other variables that could be contributing. I wish I could tell you specifically what the issue is but your best bet would be to consider a consultation so we can figure it out or consider my book at Amazon.com The Baby Maker’s Guide To Getting Pregnant and Follow My Five Step Fertility Solution. There is 365 pages of info there so I hope you can see how much information there is to go through and why I wouldn’t be able to give you specifics to your situation unless I see you.

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