AMH Low

AMH Low

Nicole
Nicole

September 2nd, 2011, 9:42 pm #1

So I got my AMH results back and they were 0.16 My most recent FSH was an 18.4. I am really bummed right now. I know my doctor is going to tell me donor eggs are my only option. I am only 28! It's just unbelievable to me that I am probably peri-menopausal. I think I am going to make an appointment with Dr. Check and see what he has to say. I am open to donor eggs but not until I have exercised all of my options.
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bigboy
bigboy

September 2nd, 2011, 9:50 pm #2

are you having regular cycles? do you still O somewhat regularly?
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bigboy
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September 2nd, 2011, 9:54 pm #3

So I got my AMH results back and they were 0.16 My most recent FSH was an 18.4. I am really bummed right now. I know my doctor is going to tell me donor eggs are my only option. I am only 28! It's just unbelievable to me that I am probably peri-menopausal. I think I am going to make an appointment with Dr. Check and see what he has to say. I am open to donor eggs but not until I have exercised all of my options.
anyways, are you still Oing regularly? do you know what your antral follicle count is?

i think you will find inspirational stories with an AMH like than and a similar FSH with Own Eggs. DE is a great option but you dont have to do that yet if you dont want to....age is a very big factor and you are still very young.
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September 2nd, 2011, 10:04 pm #4

So I got my AMH results back and they were 0.16 My most recent FSH was an 18.4. I am really bummed right now. I know my doctor is going to tell me donor eggs are my only option. I am only 28! It's just unbelievable to me that I am probably peri-menopausal. I think I am going to make an appointment with Dr. Check and see what he has to say. I am open to donor eggs but not until I have exercised all of my options.
Can I ask what your AFC is on a cd3? Age and AFC are FAR more predictory then FSH & AMH. I don't even know what my AMH was but my highest FSH (like years ago) was 16. So I'm very similar to you. And ye know what? I've been pg 3 times! Granted, they've all ended in a loss, but they've all made it to 12 weeks, so there's something MUCH bigger going on inside me then elevated FSH. FSH ain't cause 2nd tri losses. So don't let the fact that I've m/c'd scare you. Just take note of the fact that I've been pg 3 times.

Hate to say it, but you might need a new RE, either that or tell him you want to cycle with your own eggs anyways and see how you respond.

What's your history? Have you ttc with meds before??/



TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
28 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse-2WW
First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy

-First cycle since m/c....Gonal F, triggered with 8 mature follies, T/I - BFP!
-13dpo beta 106, progesterone 21.4
-15dpo beta 260, progesterone 12.2
-16dpo beta 411, progesterone 16
-20dpo beta 845, progesterone 19 (went in for u/s to rule out ectopic, couldn't see anything yet, but lining was thick)
-22dpo beta 1158, progesterone 18
-24dpo beta 1655, progesterone 20
-5w?? u/s showed 2 sacs...one measuring 4w0d, the other measuring 5w1d....possibly vanishing twin???
-6w u/s showed TWINS! 2 h/r's....121, 119. both measuring 6w1d! SCH 1cm
-At 7w pg, tested positive for lupus anticoagulant, on lovenox to treat it, TSH was 2.55
-7w2d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 7w4d & 7w3d, h/r's 158 & 153! SCH 2cm
-8w1d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 8w3d & 8w2d, h/r's 185 & 179! SCH 3cm
-10w2d u/s showed we lost baby A measuring 9w1d and had no h/r...baby B measured 10w1d with a h/r of 180...praying for Baby B to hang on, SCH gone, started thyroid med
-11w1d u/s showed Baby B measuring right on track, h/r of 174
-12w1d had a red bleeding episode & u/s showed Baby B measuring 1 day ahead and a h/r of 168, bleeding likely caused by Baby A's passing
-13w1d had some red spotting & u/s showed Baby B measuring 2 days behind and h/r of 157
-14w...baby measured 14w3d...and I suffered a horrible, very sudden miscarriage...another angel baby...that makes 4.
Saw Dr Mary Stephenson at U of Chicago for recurrent pregnancy loss....dx with Lupus Anticoagluant and Incompetent Cervix, will be treated with lovenox
5-25-11 - Had a Transabdominal Cerclage placed by Dr Haney at U of Chicago
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse (self medicated/unmonitored) BFN
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse: 7 follies in play, triggered and in the 2WW
TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
26 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy
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September 2nd, 2011, 10:26 pm #5

So I got my AMH results back and they were 0.16 My most recent FSH was an 18.4. I am really bummed right now. I know my doctor is going to tell me donor eggs are my only option. I am only 28! It's just unbelievable to me that I am probably peri-menopausal. I think I am going to make an appointment with Dr. Check and see what he has to say. I am open to donor eggs but not until I have exercised all of my options.
I would not put to much into the AMH thing it is still a fairly new test. Both RE's that I have used do not test it because they said it adds nothing to the overall picture. They look at age, afc, and fsh. It will taks a few more years and studies to prove AMH testing is the end all be all. As far as quality that is based on age not AMH or FSH numbers. While you may not respond well to drugs your quality should be that of a 28 year old.
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Nicole
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September 3rd, 2011, 1:20 pm #6

Can I ask what your AFC is on a cd3? Age and AFC are FAR more predictory then FSH & AMH. I don't even know what my AMH was but my highest FSH (like years ago) was 16. So I'm very similar to you. And ye know what? I've been pg 3 times! Granted, they've all ended in a loss, but they've all made it to 12 weeks, so there's something MUCH bigger going on inside me then elevated FSH. FSH ain't cause 2nd tri losses. So don't let the fact that I've m/c'd scare you. Just take note of the fact that I've been pg 3 times.

Hate to say it, but you might need a new RE, either that or tell him you want to cycle with your own eggs anyways and see how you respond.

What's your history? Have you ttc with meds before??/



TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
28 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse-2WW
First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy

-First cycle since m/c....Gonal F, triggered with 8 mature follies, T/I - BFP!
-13dpo beta 106, progesterone 21.4
-15dpo beta 260, progesterone 12.2
-16dpo beta 411, progesterone 16
-20dpo beta 845, progesterone 19 (went in for u/s to rule out ectopic, couldn't see anything yet, but lining was thick)
-22dpo beta 1158, progesterone 18
-24dpo beta 1655, progesterone 20
-5w?? u/s showed 2 sacs...one measuring 4w0d, the other measuring 5w1d....possibly vanishing twin???
-6w u/s showed TWINS! 2 h/r's....121, 119. both measuring 6w1d! SCH 1cm
-At 7w pg, tested positive for lupus anticoagulant, on lovenox to treat it, TSH was 2.55
-7w2d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 7w4d & 7w3d, h/r's 158 & 153! SCH 2cm
-8w1d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 8w3d & 8w2d, h/r's 185 & 179! SCH 3cm
-10w2d u/s showed we lost baby A measuring 9w1d and had no h/r...baby B measured 10w1d with a h/r of 180...praying for Baby B to hang on, SCH gone, started thyroid med
-11w1d u/s showed Baby B measuring right on track, h/r of 174
-12w1d had a red bleeding episode & u/s showed Baby B measuring 1 day ahead and a h/r of 168, bleeding likely caused by Baby A's passing
-13w1d had some red spotting & u/s showed Baby B measuring 2 days behind and h/r of 157
-14w...baby measured 14w3d...and I suffered a horrible, very sudden miscarriage...another angel baby...that makes 4.
Saw Dr Mary Stephenson at U of Chicago for recurrent pregnancy loss....dx with Lupus Anticoagluant and Incompetent Cervix, will be treated with lovenox
5-25-11 - Had a Transabdominal Cerclage placed by Dr Haney at U of Chicago
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse (self medicated/unmonitored) BFN
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse: 7 follies in play, triggered and in the 2WW
I did 3 cycles of clomid and IUI when I was first diagnosed with IF. My day 3's went from 7, to 15, to 22, and then went to 18.4. I did respond well to the clomid, always having atleast 2-3 follies.

I know I have had annovulatory cycles in the past. When I was being monitored I always ovulated. Now I am on nothing. We are just playing a waiting game. I keep getting FSH done every CD3 and my RE will not do IVF until the level goes down. I went for my AFC on CD3 in June and it was 14.

I agree that I think it is time for a new RE. I am going to contact DR. Check for a consultation. I live in Delaware so it isn't a bad drive at all. I think I answered all of your questions.
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Alli
Alli

September 3rd, 2011, 4:13 pm #7

New RE stat!
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Sara H
Sara H

September 3rd, 2011, 4:54 pm #8

So I got my AMH results back and they were 0.16 My most recent FSH was an 18.4. I am really bummed right now. I know my doctor is going to tell me donor eggs are my only option. I am only 28! It's just unbelievable to me that I am probably peri-menopausal. I think I am going to make an appointment with Dr. Check and see what he has to say. I am open to donor eggs but not until I have exercised all of my options.
And I really recommend Dr. Check.

If you look at my post below I spell out how, for me, he has lowered my FSH and gotten all my numbers in line. That does not work for everyone but it did for me!

Also, you have been taking Clomid... that shoots some people FSH up, including mine, and can effect your numbers the next month. 2 or 3 follicles? How many do they see on day 3? I wonder if that is really helping or not...

Call him but do it SOON. It can be a two month wait to see him. When you do have an appointment do a search on this page for post about first visits with him, its a trip! Not like other offices but, hey, you are looking for a new approach, right? Totally worth seeing him if you are at all close by! I go and I am a almost 2 hour commute!

Good luck to you! Feels to me like you have a great chance!
Hugs,
Sara H
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bigboy
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September 3rd, 2011, 6:09 pm #9

I did 3 cycles of clomid and IUI when I was first diagnosed with IF. My day 3's went from 7, to 15, to 22, and then went to 18.4. I did respond well to the clomid, always having atleast 2-3 follies.

I know I have had annovulatory cycles in the past. When I was being monitored I always ovulated. Now I am on nothing. We are just playing a waiting game. I keep getting FSH done every CD3 and my RE will not do IVF until the level goes down. I went for my AFC on CD3 in June and it was 14.

I agree that I think it is time for a new RE. I am going to contact DR. Check for a consultation. I live in Delaware so it isn't a bad drive at all. I think I answered all of your questions.
a lot of women get pregnant with low AMH...and your age is very much on your side. i would definitely switch REs.
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BabyDance
BabyDance

September 3rd, 2011, 6:28 pm #10

So I got my AMH results back and they were 0.16 My most recent FSH was an 18.4. I am really bummed right now. I know my doctor is going to tell me donor eggs are my only option. I am only 28! It's just unbelievable to me that I am probably peri-menopausal. I think I am going to make an appointment with Dr. Check and see what he has to say. I am open to donor eggs but not until I have exercised all of my options.
AFC is 14?! That is what matters. AMH tells you not to wait and be aggressive, but no reason to rush to DE. DE will be an prion for a while. AFC of 14 is pretty good. Good luck and keep us posted.
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