Premature ovarian failure
OVARIAN RESERVE, AMH
Each woman is born with her lifetime supply of eggs (oocytes) and these gradually decrease in both quality and quantity with age. Declined fertility is caused by “ageing” of ovaries. OVARIAN RESERVE starts to decline at the age of 25 and at the age of 30 it declines significantly.
AMH is an indicator of ovarian function and is appropriate for assessing the condition of premature failure of ovarian function.
It is a hormone produced by the ovaries themselves in follicle cells. The AMH level represents the number of follicles (a stock of follicles) that can grow up to the dominant follicle necessary for pregnancy. Is an important indicator of ovarian ageing. By establishing its level, the ovarian reserve and the likelihood of pregnancy can be evaluated.
The AMH test is performed on a blood sample and can be requested from a gynaecologist or at the center of assisted reproduction.
WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OVARIAN FAILURE?
Women aged 30 and over
- if AMH level is less than 1 ng / ml (low ovarian reserve limit)
Women 25-29 years of age
- if AMH level is less than 1,5 ng / ml (low ovarian reserve limit)