Anti-mullerian Hormone

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), otherwise called Mullerian-inhibiting hormone (MIH), is a hormone made by the cells that surround each egg in the ovaries. AMH production slows down as the follicles grow, and it stops when the follicle is 8 mm in size.

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Is it necessary to have intercourse every day to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female and having PCOS. I am currently trying to conceive. The hormonal profiles for me and my husband are normal. My doctor prescribed me to take Letoval 2.5 mg daily once from day-1 of my period until day-10 along with Nacfil Forte tablets daily twice after a meal...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me start by saying that a lady of 24 years, trying for pregnancy should never lose hope. You will surely get pregnant. Hormonal profiles are usually normal in PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Hope this diagnosis has been made based on a scan fin...  Read Full »

Can contraceptive pills thicken ovary walls?

Query: Hi doctor, My 36 year old wife was just diagnosed with a retroverted uterus, adenomyosis, and polycystic ovaries, which are causing her severe pain. The first gynecologist told her to go on contraceptive pills for two months to rest the uterus and identify the pain, but she said that her ovaries a...  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, contraceptive pills cannot cause ovarian thickening. Your wife's age is 36, at which ovarian egg reserve is reduced. But, it can be determined only by doing serum AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) and day-2 scan. If she has polycystic ovaries, then it cannot be less. You m...  Read Full »

My 38-year-old wife has AMH of 0.85. Is IVF a better option for us?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 38-years-old. She has one fallopian tube, and her AMH is 0.85. About 12 years ago, she had a stillbirth baby with a Turner syndrome, then that same year an ectopic pregnancy followed by live birth, and our son is now nine. Before we started IVF, she got pregnant within five m...  Read Full »


Dr. Akhileshwar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your babies had Turner and then trisomy 22. This is because of your age. You may again conceive naturally. But chances of conceiving naturally with an anti-Mullerian hormone test (AMH) of 0.85 will be too expectant. Had your babies been normal without any problem, it w...  Read Full »

Does Depo injection cause changes in period cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on the Depo injection for four years. I have been off the Depo injection for one year and three months. Also, I have not taken any other contraception in the last year. Four months ago, I went to my GP as I still had no bleeding. She did some hormone tests, which came back low, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were on Depo injection for almost four to five years, this is a common problem with Depo injection. But, in most cases period starts within one year of stopping the Depo injection. But, as you said, if your hormone level is normal, like LH (luteinizing hormo...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to have mitochondrial embryo donation above 40 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am considering mitochondrial embryo donation. However, prior to doing so, I am wondering about a home hormonal balancing option as I found online. Which do you suggest for attempting first? I am 44 years old with an AMH of .5 ng/mL, six follicles located in the ultrasound, an FSH level...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your case, medical treatment for raising AMH (anti-mullerian hormone test) levels can be offered before opting for an IVF (in-vitro fertilization) or ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) procedure. Also please share the online hormonal balancing option whic...  Read Full »

I have attached my reports. Kindly suggest if I can become pregnant.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. My height is 5'3", and weight is 57 kg. I got married for four years. I have an irregular period of 30 to 41 days cycle. I am trying desperately for baby from the last nine months, but there is no success. I did a follicular study last month, and they gave hCG 5000 IU ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your high AMH levels (antimullerian hormone) and oligomenorrhea or irregular cycles, no hypothyroidism and hyperprolactinemia, you are likely to be a case of PCOD or PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome. Ideally, you should be getting your serum testosterone...  Read Full »

Will change in diet help with my recurrent pimples?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my acne. I do not use any skincare except for my facial cleanser and toner, which I have used more than a year already and did not cause any pimples. A month ago, I got a big pimple in my chin, and then it gets worst. I got more big pimples. All pimples are in my ch...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. From history, it seems you have hormonal acne. Hormonal acne typically occurs along the jawline. I need to ask you a few questions. Do you get your periods regularly? Do you have thyroid disease? Do you get more a...  Read Full »

Is it possible to conceive naturally after endometriosis surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have been trying to conceive for a year with endometriosis on ovary. My husband is 32 and normal. My AMH is 1.85. I am planning to get laparoscopic surgery. Can laparoscopic surgery reduce my AMH further more? What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The laparoscopic surgery will definitely reduce your symptoms and the endometriosis of the ovary will be taken care of. Since AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) is a hormone, post surgery the effect of it would be a little difficult to state now. Please get y...  Read Full »

Can a 34 year old conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old and trying to conceive. My report showed AMH 162, TSH 2.03 and prolactin 31.50. Can I get pregnant? I am also taking Clomid tablet in the first 4 days of the cycle.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and prolactin levels are fine, but your AMH anti-mullerian hormone value of 1.62 is slightly on the lower side. At the age of 34, if you ovulate properly with good patent fallopian tubes and husband's semen analysis is normal, then the ch...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to get conceive. We have tried two times, but no positive result. I have thyroid but it is normal now. My age is 26 and weight is 78 kg. I am a little overweight for my height. What is the problem. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have said above, it sounds as if you have your thyroid situation under control. Nevertheless, I would like to see your latest TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) report and know your current dose of Thyroxine. Also, you may be a bit overweight. Please tell me ...  Read Full »

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