Well, I finally had my CD 3 blood work done today.
Both my acus (I fired the other one LOL) really press for FSH and AMH levels to be done.
I keep seeing older mom's around here (with new babies) I mean older than me LOL, I was told where I live having babies in mid 40's is pretty popular!
My RE didn't do the amh.
About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.
Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd
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Happy to help! AMH blood test is definitely newer and less common--fewer labs do this test, and it's costly, so some places bypass it. But unlike FSH, the level rarely fluctuates wildly and you can do the test on ANY day of your cycle. More docs are relying on it as an indicator of how far you are from menopause/level of ovarian reserve. Anything between 1 and 3 is considered ideal range, but of course, docs take all your numbers into consideration, so one "off" number isn't necessarily cause for panic.
So yeah, the basics now for your reproductive profile are:
Day 2-3 FSH/Estradiol, etc bloodwork.Day 2-3 Antral Follicle Count (so far, I've only done a resting one, not on Day 3) via vaginal sonogram.AMH blood test.HSG/SIS test--one or the other. Two types of sonogram/xray they do to check the shape/condition of your uterus/tubes
they may ask for other stuff, too, but this seems to be the Gold Standard of basic info an RE will want.
At least that's been consistent for me in shopping around. But because my situation will involve IVF (husband had a vasectomy that we don't want to reverse for various reasons, so we'd need to do sperm aspiration, which only works with IVF, not IUI), I may go to OverKill Doctors, as far as information. :)
Very, very interesting.