Age 41, 1 ovary due to gastrochisis at birth - taking 100mg Clomid

Age 41, 1 ovary due to gastrochisis at birth - taking 100mg Clomid

Joined: March 14th, 2018, 1:11 am

March 14th, 2018, 1:22 am #1

If anyone has any advice I would love to hear from you.

I was born with gastrochisis and considered a miracle baby. I had less than 10% chance of making it when I was born in the 70s. I only have one tube and one ovary.

In 2007 I tried IVF and it failed. At the time they found that my tube was blocked and that my left ovary did not work due to scar tissue from my operation at birth. I was prescribed fertility medication and my right ovary produced 9 follicles. Only 3 were taken out and only 2 implanted but the cell division did not continue.

I then divorced at 31. I decided to accept the fact that I would never be a mom.

5 1/2 years ago I met a wonderful man and I've decided to try again. To my surprise my tube is no longer blocked. I've just finished taking Clomid 100MG for 5 days (5-9).

My FSH was lower last month but higher this month. I wonder if anyone can give me any feedback on my numbers below and have any success stories. It would be helpful to me.

February 2018 - AMH 3.44
FSH 11.5
TSH 2.38
PRL 23.67
LH 6.84 | 6.93 | 11.58
E2 93.4 | 545.1 | 327.7
PROG 0.227 | 0.269 | 3.66
5 follicles on day 3 and then 3 follicles on day 11 and 16 - they missed bloodwork and ovulation last month.

March 2018 - AMH 3.44
FSH 17.1
TSH 1.79
PRL 22.57
LH 17.14
E2 676
PROG 0.231
2 follicles on day 3 and 1 follicles now 1cm on day 10. Going back this Friday to check to see if it has grown.

Thank you for anyone who writes back!
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March 18th, 2018, 2:38 am #2

.. but i have heard that if you take clomid one month, your FSH increases the next month. Your LH is a little high and I wonder whether that might be causing the problem. Is there any way they could put you on an IVF protocol, i.e. lupron and Gonal F or Follitism rather than using clomid?

I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles, especially at your age..

Is your AMH in pmol/L? If so, your pg/ml AMH reading appears to be 0.48, which is a little on the low side, but you're producing follicles so it's not that bad, you still have a good chance.
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March 21st, 2018, 2:47 pm #3

If anyone has any advice I would love to hear from you.

I was born with gastrochisis and considered a miracle baby. I had less than 10% chance of making it when I was born in the 70s. I only have one tube and one ovary.

In 2007 I tried IVF and it failed. At the time they found that my tube was blocked and that my left ovary did not work due to scar tissue from my operation at birth. I was prescribed fertility medication and my right ovary produced 9 follicles. Only 3 were taken out and only 2 implanted but the cell division did not continue.

I then divorced at 31. I decided to accept the fact that I would never be a mom.

5 1/2 years ago I met a wonderful man and I've decided to try again. To my surprise my tube is no longer blocked. I've just finished taking Clomid 100MG for 5 days (5-9).

My FSH was lower last month but higher this month. I wonder if anyone can give me any feedback on my numbers below and have any success stories. It would be helpful to me.

February 2018 - AMH 3.44
FSH 11.5
TSH 2.38
PRL 23.67
LH 6.84 | 6.93 | 11.58
E2 93.4 | 545.1 | 327.7
PROG 0.227 | 0.269 | 3.66
5 follicles on day 3 and then 3 follicles on day 11 and 16 - they missed bloodwork and ovulation last month.

March 2018 - AMH 3.44
FSH 17.1
TSH 1.79
PRL 22.57
LH 17.14
E2 676
PROG 0.231
2 follicles on day 3 and 1 follicles now 1cm on day 10. Going back this Friday to check to see if it has grown.

Thank you for anyone who writes back!
I am no expert at the numbers and you seem to be responding reasonably well to Clomid. That being said, I do not think Clomid has very high success rates. Given your age, if you do not get pregnant relatively quickly, I would go ahead an move for more aggressive options, perhaps a low dose protocol with IUI or IVF. I would go ahead and be seen by someone with experience treating poor responders and have a plan in place to move forward with more aggressive treatment in the next few months. You can always cancel the plan if need be.
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