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Endometriosis diagnosis and using donor eggs

  1. Elena PE
    Elena PE

    Hello,
    I’m 43 and after getting a Bfn with Ivf a few months ago, they have just detected one hydrosalpinx in my tubes caused by endometriosis most likely (since I’ve a cyst in one tube linked to it). Everything was seen on ultrasound but a few months ago I was clean… My Ob/Gyn says i can’t use my eggs on my 2nd Ivf attempt because performing ovum pick up on that area could have negative consequences. He says the best option would be donor egg. i asked if laparoscopy would be necessary before doing it and he said it’s not. You see, i’m very concerned because using donor egg is very expensive and if i do it i want it to work for sure! Pls, i need a 2nd opinion… don’t you think surgery is necessary before trying Ivf again? why does he say it’s unnecessary?

    02/06/2018 at 6:39 pm
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  2. Hello Elena PE,

    Firstly, your doctor is the one who actually knows the details of you particular case, so you should trust him on the treatment to follow to achieve pregnancy.

    Egg donation offers high success rates in women with endometriosis, as the quality of donor eggs is considerably high. In principle, having your tubes blocked does not translate into female sterility by default. However, for your own peace of mind, I recommend that you ask for a second medical opinion. As you said, donor-egg IVF is an expensive procedure.

    To help you take the first steps, you may be interested in filling out the following questionnaire to get estimates and special prices from different clinics: Cost Estimator for IVF & Egg Donation Treatments.

    In any case, it’s important that you begin with the treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent endometriosis from worsen.

    I hope this helps,

    Best

    02/12/2018 at 12:35 pm
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  3. Because the goal of egg donation is to obtain multiple eggs in one cycle, your egg donor testing will include several blood tests, a gynecological exam and an ultrasound to evaluate ovarian reserve. Understanding ovaries’ ability to produce eggs is crusial. The timing of these tests is important. as some must be performed on specific days of menstrual cycle to accurately measure specific hormone levels and body’s response to them. On the third day of cycle, fertility specialist orders blood tests to measure blood levels of: Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Estradiol (E2). Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH). Fertility specialist will also perform a vaginal ultrasound assessment to count pre-antral/antral ovarian follicles. If fewer than 10 follicles are seen, a woman may not qualify as a donor.
    Biotex com clinic always requires its donors to be drug-free and healthy. So they will have either a blood or urine test to check for evidence of illicit drug use. Within 30 days of scheduled donation, additional blood tests will be ordered to test: Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Prolactin. Complete blood count. Blood type. Rh factor. In accordance with requirements, blood work will also be ordered to check for sexually transmitted diseases, including: Chlamydia. Gonorrhea. Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C. HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). Syphilis.
    Additional egg donor testing will be performed to rule out genetic disorders. These blood tests are particularly valuable for women who are curious about whether they may carry an inheritable disease or disorder.
    All donors are genetically tested for the cystic fibrosis mutation. And tests for other diseases – such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia or Tay-Sachs disease – may also be performed based on ethnicity or family history. A donor must be sure to mention any specific concerns about her family history to a fertility specialist. and be aware that women with a personal history of certain conditions are excluded from egg donor program. Among these are: Cleft palate. Spina bifida. Congenital heart malformation. Hip dislocation. Albinism. Hemophilia. Hemoglobin disorder. Hereditary hypercholesterolemia. Neurofibromatosis (NF). Tuberous sclerosis. Hereditary cancers.

    01/17/2019 at 9:48 am
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