New to the boards. I'm 38, my partner had a vasectomy 10+ years ago and we've been investigating our options. Urologist gave us a 50% chance if we reverse but would have to give it 18 months, making me 40 when/if we find out it didn't work. RE says I have a possible blocked left tube (but won't investigate as he thinks IVF/ICSI is our obvious choice). My FSH is 7-8, AFC is 20 and I just found out my AMH is 1.45/ng. RE said based on my AMH and possible blocked tube we should go straight to IVF. That he thinks I have DOR.
When I google 1.45/ng can be in the normal range. I am almost worried I'm being sold on IVF because that is what they sell. We don't have any evidence that I can't get PG as we haven't been TTC due to the vasectomy.
Anyone else have experience with interpreting the AMH scale? It is so costly to do IVF and even with one govt funded cycle I am worried that will just be the springboard to us feeling like we have to keep investing in IVF rather than trying a reversal. Even my blocked tube might just have been a tube seizing up as he wasn't sure from the results.
My identical twin has had three kids, her last she easily conceived at 36. Another sister had her second at 37. I am worried this is all a bunch of panic for nothing but can't be sure without spending and potentially wasting money on the reversal which will be $5500+.
For now we are waiting for a government funded IVF round which we were told should happen this year.
I'm just finding this all super confusing and expensive. Like I'm buying lotto tickets without a crystal ball and maybe I already have a winning ticket or maybe none of these options are winning tickets.