Very low AMH

I am 37.5 years old, single and now live in Docklands in London. A couple of weeks ago I was in Greece and went for some blood tests. When I received the results, the Greek doctors told me that my AMH is too low, which means that I do not produce eggs and therefore I will never have my own children.

Could you please tell me if there is any chance that the result for AMH was wrong?
Can I repeat the blood test for AMH here in London? When can I do it and how much will it cost me?
If the results will be the same again, does this mean that I do not produce no eggs at all?
Will I have any chance if I proceed to IVF? If yes, what would the percentage be?
Why is AMH that low? Someone told me to check if I have "Chlamydia".

Our Expert's Answer

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

You can have an AMH test in the UK and you will need to contact the clinic directly for the cost. AMH is a good measure of ovarian egg reserve if you are over 35 and is a predictor of your response to the drugs given to stimulate egg production. Your AMH result was very low which suggests a low egg reserve. It is worth repeating and I would advise you to also have an ultrasound scan to measure the antral follicle count (AFC) which will give more information on your egg reserve. Another recommended test is the FSH blood test. This blood test has to be done on day 2-4 of your cycle.  With all three results (AMH, AFC, FSH) your Doctor will be able to give you a better indication of your chances if you were to proceed to IVF.

Please note, these results have nothing to do with your natural fertility and you have the same chances to conceive than any other women in your age. If you have regular periods you most probably produce eggs. It can be proven easily using home ovulation predictor kit (such as ClearBlue from chemist). However with lower egg reserve you may lose your fertility faster and your IVF hopes even faster.  It is difficult to give you a figure for your chance of conception with IVF without more information about your medical history.