What is the Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)?
AMH, or Anti-Mullerian Hormone, is an important biomarker used to measure reproductive health. In males, it is responsible for sperm and hormonal production, while in females it creates eggs and female hormones.
Why is it measured?
AMH is critical for analysis of a variety of issues:
Checking Egg Supply: If you’re a woman trying to get pregnant, knowing your AMH levels can give you an idea of your egg supply, or “ovarian reserve.” A higher level usually means you have more eggs, while a lower level might mean fewer eggs.
Fertility Treatments: If you’re having trouble getting pregnant and are considering fertility treatments like IVF (in-vitro fertilization), doctors use AMH levels to help decide on the best approach.
Understanding Irregular Periods: Sometimes, if a woman has really irregular periods, a doctor might check AMH levels along with other hormones to see if a more serious condition is the cause.
How can I better understand my results?
- Low Levels: Lower levels of AMH can indicate a shortage of eggs in the ovaries. This could increase the difficulty of pregnancy.
- High Levels: Higher levels of AMH can indicate an abundance of eggs in the ovaries. In some cases, it could be a symptom of a more serious condition.
Where can I learn more?
DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH ANY OF YOUR RESULTS, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PROVIDER