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I have a low AMH level of 0.51 and am 33.5 years old. I have two children that were conceived naturally after two months of marriage, the smallest child is 3.5 years old. My FSH level was 16 in my second cycle day. Is my chance of success dependent on my low AMH? Does my previous natural conception help to raise my success rate in my IVF? And does DHEA really help? The AMH tells me that my eggs are low in quality too? Or just in quantity?

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A low AMH level indicates that both number and quality of eggs are often impaired. I would recommend an ultrasound scan with antral follicle count for complete assessment. You could be a good candidate for DHEA as good responses can be seen on younger patients. It is something to try for 3 months (25 mg 3 times a day) and then repeat AMH blood test to check effect. Before planning IVF or trying naturally I would also recommend a semen analysis for your partner.