Anti-Müllerian hormone and preservation of your fertility

19 July, 2021

Escrito por el equipo médico fivmadrid

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Hormona Antimülleriana

The Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is secreted by the ovarian follicles and helps us known the level of ovarian reserve of each woman.


The ovarian reserve gives us information on the quality and quantity of eggs or oocytes that the patient has. In this way, our doctors can guide a personalized treatment that is close to the highest percentage of pregnancy success.


On the other hand, the Anti-Müllerian hormone is also present in men, and in addition to making known the status of the ovules in women, it is responsible for determining the sex in the fetus.


After the baby is born, AMH is maintained in men until adolescence, and in women, it is activated from puberty, where eggs begin to develop.


AMH has synthesized thanks to the antral (basal) follicles of the ovary that are growing, so it does not need to be a mature or dominant follicle to be able to secrete AMH. Thanks to this, the analysis can be performed at any time during the menstrual cycle without influencing the results.


Do you know what the normal ovarian reserve level is?


When a woman scores a total of 20 or more, it is considered a high level, while if she is below 8, it is low. It must be taken into account that the more advanced a woman is, the ovarian reserve decreases, especially after 35 years.


Knowing your ovarian reserve can help you in your family planning or future pregnancy.


A technique in assisted reproductive medicine that supports such planning is the Preservation of Fertility through eggs vitrification.


In FIVMadrid we highly recommend this option since we ensure that the frozen eggs maintain their quality and reproductive capacity until the moment they are used, regardless of the age of the woman at the time of undergoing assisted reproduction treatment.


If you want more information about this technique or request a first diagnostic visit, you can do so by filling out the form found here.

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