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NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
25th Feb '13

Hi everybody!
I guess I would be the new girl on the block. Hardly a girl! LOL I am 35.
I have been trying to conceive for about a year and then my OBGYN discovered that I had an endometrioma (a form of cyst on my ovary). Had the surgery done last week and have seen my doc today for a follow up. I am told today that I have endometrioses beyond my ovary (that was removed) and basically I am highly unlikely to conceive on my own. He gave a prescpription for Chlomid for two month. I have to start after I have one normal cycle. Then I take Chlomid and try to get pregnant for two months and then he wants to for me to go do IVF. :-( I was surprised... I had no idea I had an infertility issue due to this..... Does anybody else here have endometriosis like me? thank you...

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting NOVA Mom:" Hi everybody! I guess I would be the new girl on the block. Hardly a girl! LOL I am 35. I have been ... [snip!] ... I had no idea I had an infertility issue due to this..... Does anybody else here have endometriosis like me? thank you..."


I have endometriosis and have dealt with it (knowingly) for about 10 years now. I have been able to conceive naturally (once - 7/12 - ended in MC), with IUI (once - 2/06 - DS), and will find out tomorrow if this cycle will be IUI. I think jumping to IVF that quickly seems a bit extreme, but I do not know your exact situation. My endometriosis has even navigated to my cervix as this time (they saw it while doing my cultures at the beginning of this cycle).

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15013 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" Peed on a digital and it says "pregnant!" Think I can believe that now!!! I seriously want to thank ... [snip!] ... me on during my best. Ill be forever grateful for the bond we all share. Ill be here until we are all blessed with BFPs!!!!"


<3

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15013 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting NOVA Mom:" Hi everybody! I guess I would be the new girl on the block. Hardly a girl! LOL I am 35. I have been ... [snip!] ... I had no idea I had an infertility issue due to this..... Does anybody else here have endometriosis like me? thank you..."


Welcome! My RE believes this was the cause for my DOR.

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
25th Feb '13

Thank you for your reply! The fact that you were able to get pregnant is encouraging. Keeping my fingers crossed for you this time around.
I know, talking about IVF in three months seems extreme to me too but my OBGYN says that my endometriosis is really bad and he does not my husband and me wasting time... go figure.

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
25th Feb '13

Just got my results from this morning's labs. Estradiol is up to 135.9!, Progesterone is 0.5, and LH is 8.42. I'm glad the LH was down this morning... That way *if* we have to inseminate at 48 hours I'm more likely to be able to wait that long before ovulating since I wasn't surging on my own.

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Welcome! My RE believes this was the cause for my DOR."


Thank you! I am sorry to ask but what is DOR? Thanks...

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15013 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting NOVA Mom:" Thank you! I am sorry to ask but what is DOR? Thanks..."


Diminished ovarian reserve. My ovaries are garbage.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15013 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting brodyzmom:" Just got my results from this morning's labs. Estradiol is up to 135.9!, Progesterone is 0.5, and LH ... [snip!] ... have to inseminate at 48 hours I'm more likely to be able to wait that long before ovulating since I wasn't surging on my own. "


Your doctor is great to do all this monitoring!

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Your doctor is great to do all this monitoring!"


I've been impressed. I was leery going to a new RE after having such great success with the one I used with DS (worked 1st cycle), but since I've moved it was nice to have one with a satellite office so close. (that was my deciding factor - it's only 5 min away from our office!)

[Mrs. C] Due November 23; TTC since Dec 2010; Massachusetts 651 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting NOVA Mom:</b>" Hi everybody! I guess I would be the new girl on the block. Hardly a girl! LOL I am 35. I have been ... [snip!] ... I had no idea I had an infertility issue due to this..... Does anybody else here have endometriosis like me? thank you..."</blockquote>



Welcome! I'm Caitlin. DH & I are in the home stretch of our first round of IVF. Sorry to hear about your endo diagnosis. We are tubal factor infertility which I know isn't the same but I can relate that it sucks when your body doesn't cooperate.



I'm surprised your doctor would jump from Clomid right to IVF, but I don't know your whole situation. Are you not a candidate for IUI? Sorry if I'm being too nosy!!



Best of luck to you!

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Diminished ovarian reserve. My ovaries are garbage."


I see. :-( Are you trying to conceive now? and what was your doc's suggestion?

[Mrs. C] Due November 23; TTC since Dec 2010; Massachusetts 651 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting brodyzmom:</b>" I've been impressed. I was leery going to a new RE after having such great success with the one I used ... [snip!] ... it was nice to have one with a satellite office so close. (that was my deciding factor - it's only 5 min away from our office!)"</blockquote>



Satellite offices are a god send! Lol. I don't know how people manage otherwise. Our main clinic is an hour away, but the satellite office for bloodwork and ultrasound is 10-15 mins away. Makes the process a lot easier!

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting [Mrs. C]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting NOVA Mom:</b>" Hi everybody! I guess I would be the new girl ... [snip!] ... but I don't know your whole situation. Are you not a candidate for IUI? Sorry if I'm being too nosy!! Best of luck to you!"

I am certainly going to ask him about it. My husband will come with me too. I have no idea why he was so opinionated about this... He gave me Chlomid as Just in case... he does not really believe I would get pregnant with it. But he said why not if I wanted to give it a try. so here I am. He did check my tubes during the surgery and the tubes are fine... But as you say... it doesn't really matter what part does not work. As long as you have something not working, it leaves you with dealing with other methods.. what a pain in the neck. I am trying to get the right attitude about this thing. :-)

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15013 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting NOVA Mom:" I see. :-( Are you trying to conceive now? and what was your doc's suggestion?"


We started with IUI with injectibles (three rounds) and when those failed moved on to IVF. I had a very, very poor response to stims and only two eggs were retrieved and neither of them made it to even the third day. We knew then it just wouldn't be smart to continue trying with my own eggs.



We then made a bunch of great quality embryos with donor eggs about a year and a half ago. I have had no problems getting pregnant with those embryos, but staying pregnant is my issue now, having had four miscarriages. The first three were all really early (5-6 weeks) but for my last one I took baby aspirin and finally was able to get a pregnancy to stick. But I then lost her as well at almost 16 weeks due to incompetent cervix.



We are going to try again but first I will be having surgery (April) to tie off my cervix permanently to prevent another loss from incompetent cervix.