My RE just called and said they got the results back from my most recent AMH test. Though she thinks there may have been an error, the number was 0.6 which is consistent with the ovarian reserve of a 41 year old (I’m 32)! My last AMH test less than a year ago was 1.7 (close to perfect for my age). So either my follicle count lies (something like 7 on the left and 11 on the right), there WAS a lab error, or my journey is over. ARGH! With an AMH like that they typically won’t even do IVF!

So now I leave my house during rush hour to drive miles across Los Angeles to get my AMH retested. Annoying? Yes, VERY. But totally worth it to hopefully find out I do have some eggs left. I’m nervous and scared and very frustrated.

Sometimes I can’t believe this is my life.

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    • Steph Mignon

      Ahhhh I hope so! I’ve done some research and apparently many doctors use antral follicle count as a more reliable measure of ovarian reserve. And like you said, AMH readings can change. Thanks for keeping those fingers crossed for me! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Steph Mignon

      I know, right? Don’t they know we can google EVERYTHING. As soon as I heard AMH 0.6, I was seconds away from learning that this the average AMH of someone almost ten years my senior, among other things I won’t bore you with here in a comment! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Jenn

    I’ve heard that these tests aren’t always accurate. Also, as for the IVF I know someone who had a successful IVF pregnancy with an AMH around that level. I think it depends on one RE to another.


  2. lamentingthelentil

    Gahhh. Can a sister EVER get a break around here? I recently had some retests done and had some changes occur in the the not so great direction as well. I’m thinking of you, friend. Hope this number is a fluke. :-/


  3. Daryl

    It does seem a little off that this AMH level seems to contradict your antral follicle count. I hope it’s just a mix-up and the new test shows more accurate numbers. Fingers crossed!


  4. theunexpectedtrip

    Don’t worry—even if it really is 0.6, most places WILL do IVF. It’s not that low. When I started this “journey” I had 0.44. Then I had 0.2 when I did IVF at CCRM. I also had a pretty good/normal AFC (seems some of those follicles were not producing eggs). Every woman’s body is different and I have heard of IVF success with AMH numbers that do not even register on the test, they are so low.


    • Steph Mignon

      Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this. A friend of mine who’s now pregnant at 41, said she had an AMH around 0.6 and they suggested donor eggs :/. So of course that was the first thing I thought of when I got the news! However, I’ll still be very surprised if I’ve gone from 1.7 to 0.6 in less than a year. BUT I was surprised I got pregnant in March with a 1% chance and I was surprised I had a triploidy baby, also with a 1% chance. Every miracle and every disaster is possible despite the odds. Yet, that does give me mucho hope, so thanks so much for sharing!


  5. There Is A Chance

    My RE had my AMH test redone because the last clinic used a lab that has a + or – variant of 0.5!!!! That’s a HUGE swing. He said the sample had to be sent to the original lab who developed the test for the AMH level in order to get an accurate reading. I would find out what lab did each of your tests and if there was another lab option. It’s so not fair to even count a lab whose results swing so wide. Hoping you can prove all this AMH hype wrong.


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