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Thanks hun, you're a sweetheart. And I am with you too..Dear Penny, I am so sorry for what you're going through. But at least it is good that you detected that endo is still a problem.
Unfortunately, I don't know much to help with information about endometriosis, but I think it is essential to find the best surgeon for it. Is it really that endo will return in 3 months?? I think you still have a good reserve, but the real problem would be having such a small window for doing IVF. And really, would the endo be so severe that you could not do IVF with it? An RE with extensive endo experience would also be very important.
I know how hard the waiting must be. I would also double-check with another RE, to check if IVF is at all possible before a new surgery. Perhaps you could still do embryo banking before the surgery.
Sorry I cannot help more... But I am with you with my heart.
Hi PennyHey honey, yes, I tend to agree with you. It seems two months after first endometriosis excision, my oestrogen was the highest it's ever been and trending upwards.. i'm thinking it was that growth producing all the oestrogen and mucking up all my cycles... so yes, as soon as it was removed, my oestrogen plummeted!
It's not recommended to do any cycles with endometriosis because the ovaries are bathing in the abdomen where the endometriosis is releasing toxins.. the follicular fluid is contaminated and will not produce any good quality blasts. That's been my experience and after chatting with Braverman, I need to stop and wait until all the endometriosis is removed before I can start an IVF cycle.
I've engaged Braverman to help.. He has spoken to my surgeon to explain what his technique is and what needs to be removed. I will have his extensive immune testing carried out on Monday. My endometriosis surgery (with a non-nook surgeon) is next Thursday... i'm very nervous...
Menopause isn't a risk for me.. it's just the endometriosis is causing issues.. once it's removed, I should see an immediate change in my hormone level.. then it's a 6 week wait to get Braverman's extensive 30 page report on what he considers is causing all the problems...
Let's see.... i'll let you know how I go..
Hi Alma,Dear Penny, looks like Dr Braverman might work really well for you indeed! I think your main issue is the endometriosis, not the DOR. Also, it is worth running all possible tests (blood clotting, immune issues, thyroid) to rule out any problems that might have a huge impact, and could easily be avoided.
The more I read, the less I believe in PGS. Initially, I had just trusted my feeling. But there is increasing concern that even pushing to Day 5 results in loss of viable embryos. I think it's worth it only if you want to avoid miscarriages. Even the window of implantation seems to be smaller for blasts compared to compacting embryos https://fertilitypedia.org/blog/day-3-d ... ht-choice/).
Wish you lots of luck, I think finding the right doctor(s) is so crucial... It makes all the difference. I started myself now with a new RE and different medication, I'll see how it goes...