Endometriosis diagnosis and using donor eggs

  1. Elena PE
    Elena PE

    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
  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,


    02/12/2018 at 12:35 pm
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