So I got one of my test results back. My AMH test result.
AMH or Anti-Müllerian hormone is used as a benchmark for your remaining ovarian reserve. Normally a person’s AMH peaks when they are in their 20s and falls in your late-30s and 40s until it’s very low and you hit menopause.
Ideally your AMH is above 0.9 and below either 3 or 4 or so.
Too low of AMH means your egg reserves are depleted and doing something like trying to stimulate for an egg retrieval will be challenging.
My score is 16.
The doctor said that she normally likes to see below 9 and that my high level may impact ovulation. I didn’t understand why until I consulted Dr. Google, and then Dr. Google Scholar (who is mildly more informed).
If you read through the first article, you’d notice that too high of AMH heavily correlates with PCOS. Another study confirms it.
This is kind of surprising to me. I have signs of ovulation every month, including temperature shifts, I don’t have excess weight and have a very normal BMI (21-22), but it’s been hard for me to understand why so many cycles in a row have completely failed. None of them were timed too poorly (it appeared as though some may have been early, but BBT is only accurate within a 3 day range).
Maybe this is the reason?
Should I ask my doctor? Should I take metformin or something? Most research I’ve found tends to be geared towards to obese women. Losing 5% of my body weight is possible, but I’ve heard it’s not very useful for lean PCOS.