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AMH Test <0.5

I had an AMH test in November 2013 which revealed more than 4, then another in February 2014 which came back at 0.5. This was done at Exeter and St Mary's respectively. Can AMH drop so quickly or is this due to different labs? We have been advised to consider using DHEA - is this likely to increase a level of 0.5 and allow IVF/ICSI.

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AMH results can vary because of the different methods used by different laboratories. From both results your AMH level is low which indicated that you have a low number of eggs in your ovaries. A scan to assess your antral follicle count will give more information on the number of eggs available. DHEA is thought to improve the ovarian environment where the eggs grow which may result in an increase in the number of eggs and their quality. At Manchester Fertility we recommend you take DHEA supplementation for at least six weeks prior to the start of your IVF cycle.