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Why “Post Sterilized Women” should get their anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) levels checked

Susan Bucher, BSN
Feb 28, 2016 · 4 min read
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Anti Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is useful in evaluating ovarian function because levels decline as ovarian function declines. AMH levels are low to undetectable in female infancy and after menopause. Low levels of AMH in a woman of reproductive age (under the age of 40) indicate ovarian hypofunction or “early menopause”. AMH levels do not vary greatly throughout the menstrual cycle so they can be measured on any day of the cycle. AMH is not altered or influenced by birth control pills or pregnancy. A decrease in AMH can be caused by increasing age, obesity, chemotherapy/radiation, hysterectomy and by “tubal sterilization”.

2011 Tubal Sterilization study demonstrates an association between tubal sterilization and reduced ovarian reserve...

2011 Hysterectomy study demonstrated that total abdominal hysterectomy causes 30% more loss of ovarian reserve in addition to the effects of aging…

The CPTwomen suggests that women request hormone testing directly from their personal physician but women can also self order their own hormone testing: Click here for more information about direct to the customer (DTC) lab tests and pricing. From this chart Ulta Labs Tests offers the best value. Current costs are $25 for an FSH test, $62 for a basic menopause panel, $58 for an Anti-Mullerian Hormone AssessR™, and $238 for a Comprehensive Menopause Panel (which includes Anti-Mullerian Hormone).

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