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IVF and Beyond
A low AMH diagnosis is a real blow for hopeful parents. Medical treatments to help these women are expensive with very low success rates. Current comprehension on the issue is poorly understood by both patients and doctors alike.
Most women diagnosed with low AMH levels are told to “do IVF straight away before it is too late.” Before 2010 most IVF centres would turn women away who wanted to use their own eggs. Donor eggs were the only way to go forward.
Hormone tests help determine treatments for fertility problems. The upper and lower limits of AMH and FSH hormone tests are not where your fertility falls off a cliff. Instead, these limits determine the probable outcome of medical treatment to work.
AMH and FSH levels determine how well IVF drugs will grow good eggs. Women with high FSH and low AMH levels respond poorly to IVF drugs. They have the smallest chance of success with IVF. To date, no IVF hormone therapy has been able to lower FSH levels or raise AMH levels.
Ten years ago most IVF clinics refused to let women with low AMH levels use their eggs because success rates were that low. Donor eggs were the only option. A 2010 study on success rates of women with low AMH levels using their eggs are between 2% – 8% per cycle.