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Ectopic pregnancy and low AMH

I had an ectopic pregnancy at the end of 2014, following a year TTC. Following normal hormone results around a year ago I have now been told I have very low AMH (1.53) and high FSH (19). I am 33 and have regular periods. Is IVF an option? Should I be taking DHEA and if so how much?

Our Expert's Answer

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The ectopic pregnancy is very unfortunate but if you have regular periods you have further chance to conceive. Your low AMH and high FSH is an indication of low egg reserve. IVF treatment success is dependent on egg reserve so in this situation you may have better chances through trying naturally than via IVF. DHEA is the most recent drug to be recommended to improve egg reserve, but our recent data, and the evidence from further clinical studies does not suggest any significant benefit to egg quality. It does not suggest that DHEA gives rise to an increased pregnancy rate either naturally or after treatment with IVF.