What is Anti mullerian Hormone (AMH)

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is one of the unpretentiously occurring hormones in the female body that can give an indication of fertility potential. The level of Anti-Mullerian Hormone in a woman’s blood is normally a good sign of her ovarian reserve.  The higher the number of eggs remaining in the ovaries, the higher the level of AMH which will show in the bloodstream. You are considering IVF or other fertility treatments, as low levels of AMH could indicate a potentially poor response to IVF.

Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to define the ability of the ovary to deliver egg cells that are Capable of reproduction resulting in a successful and healthy pregnancy. The capability of a woman’s ovaries to produce good quality eggs is known as ovarian reserve (OR). Egg quality and quantity tends to decline considerably in the middle and late 30s and faster in the early 40s. Also, egg quantity and quality in an individual woman can be average for her age, better than average, or worse than average. It would be good to have a reliable test to conclude how many eggs remain and how good the eggs are in an individual woman at a point in time. Ovarian reserve testing tells us little about the quality of those eggs, but can tell us quite a lot about the remaining quantity of eggs a woman has.

The problem of diminished ovarian reserve is growing, as more women are postponing giving birth. This has numerous major medical concerns with reduced bone mass with threat of fracture, infertility, hot flashes and irregular uterine blood loss from absence of even ovulation. Blood levels of the hormone AMH are regularly used by fertility experts as part of the evaluation of ovarian reserve.

Several treatment strategies have been advanced in order to treat women with poor ovarian reserve. As time is at a premium for these women, treatment needs to be aggressive, so as to help them conceive earlier their eggs run out absolutely. IVF is commonly their top option, as it offers the maximum success rates.

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For more details,

Dr.Narahari Malagaonkar

Fertility Consultant

 MD, DNB, FCPS, DFP ( Mumbai),

Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine (Singapore)

Contact@+919403932404,0253-2347721, E-Mail: drmalagaonkar@progenesisivf.com

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