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Understanding your AMH Level: What Does Your Result Mean? | CREATE Fertility

Understanding your AMH Level: What Does Your Result Mean? | CREATE Fertility

When it comes to fertility testing, your AMH (Anti-Müllerian Hormone) level plays an important role in understanding your reproductive health. Your AMH level provides insight into your ovarian reserve, allowing our specialists an understanding of the quantity of eggs you have and your potential for a successful pregnancy after treatment. In this blog, we detail the importance of your AMH result and explore the implications for your fertility journey.

What is AMH (Anti-Müllerian Hormone)?

AMH, produced by the ovaries, serves as marker of ovarian reserve. This gives insight into the number of eggs you have, which can impact your likelihood to conceive. Measuring AMH level is a cornerstone in fertility testing as it aids in assessing ovarian function and predicting how well your ovaries may respond to fertility treatments.

Why is AMH level important?

The importance of your AMH level lies in its ability to provide an insight into your ovarian health. Very low levels suggest a diminished ovarian reserve, meaning it could be harder to get pregnant as there are less good quality eggs.  Conversely, elevated AMH levels could indicate conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), prompting further evaluation and tailored treatment management to ensure that the patient isn’t over-stimulated.

What are normal AMH levels?

Normal AMH levels are not one-size-fits-all; they vary with age due to the natural progression of ovarian reserve. By understanding the age-specific normal ranges, you can better interpret what your AMH levels signify in the context of your reproductive stage. Our specialists will discuss your AMH results and how they relate to the next steps in your fertility journey, at your initial consultation.

Average AMH levels (measured in picomoles per litre) according to age:

AGE AVERAGE AMH (pMol/L)
25-30 20.7
30-34 17.1
35-37 14.3
38-40 10.7
41-42 6.4

What does it mean to have "normal" AMH levels?

Having normal AMH levels between the ages of 25-37 is reassuring, indicating a healthy ovarian reserve for your age. This can be encouraging if you are aiming to conceive, either naturally or through fertility treatment. It is important to note that although AMH levels may be normal, success of fertility treatment is also affected by age. Having a normal AMH above the age of 40 may be conducive of a decline in fertility potential.

What does it mean if I have low AMH levels?

Low AMH levels can be a sign of earlier decline in fertility and potential challenges in conception. This will likely be reflected in your antral follicle count, which is assessed during your baseline ultrasound scan with one of our consultants. Based on your ovarian reserve, our fertility specialists will recommend the best treatment option for you. Whether that's, Mild IVF or Natural IVF/Natural Modified IVF.

What treatment should I have if I have low AMH levels?

When treating patients with low AMH levels, an individualized treatment plan is very important. Our team of experts at CREATE Fertility provide treatment plans tailored to our patient’s needs, to achieve the best possible results. Additionally, thorough monitoring is important throughout treatment to ensure any necessary adaptations. In general, Natural or Natural Modified IVF are the recommended options for patients with very low AMH levels. 

What does it Mean to have High AMH levels?

Conversely, high AMH levels could signify underlying conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) or the potential for OHSS (Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome). Our experts at CREATE Fertility are here to provide guidance, to help you understand the implications of elevated AMH levels and recommend the most appropriate course of action.

Is it possible to improve my AMH level?

Although is not possible to improve your AMH level, there are other factors which can help to increase the chance of successful conception. With lifestyle modifications such as maintaining a healthy weight, adopting stress-relief strategies and embracing a nutritious diet, you can optimise your body for IVF treatment and increase the probability of pregnancy. You can contact a member of our team to request a detailed guide on lifestyle changes which can help you to prepare for IVF. Additionally, IVI UK shared a guide on the best diet for IVF, including nutritional advice to boost your reproductive health for treatment.

In conclusion, having a clear understanding of your AMH levels allows you to make informed decisions on your fertility journey. At CREATE Fertility, our dedicated team is here to offer guidance and support as you embark on your path to parenthood, so you can start your journey with confidence.

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