Ivf with endo

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Ivf with endo

Postby Kitkat21 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:59 am

Hi All!

Just wondering if any of you did ivf with severe endo pain? Did it make your pain worse? Was your ivf successful? Also heard the period after egg retrieval is pretty brutal, can you take pain meds for that? Thank you!
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Re: Ivf with endo

Postby pandagrl » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:09 am

I don't have endo but from what I have learned through years of participating in forums and listening to podcasts on the topic, my understanding is that doctors will want to try to remove as much of your endo as possible before IVF treatment to increase the chances of success. I think that removing endo also helps to manage pain (though it usually comes back over time, as does the endo). As for the period after IVF, I think it depends on if you have a fresh transfer or not. I didn't have a fresh transfer and I found the period after stims to be a little heavier than usual, but not a huge difference. If you have a fresh transfer and it fails, your period might be heavier because you'll also have been on hormonal treatment to increase the thickness of the lining. After a failed frozen embryo transfer, my period was noticeably heavier and therefore more crampy.

I hope that helps! Good luck!
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IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
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5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
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Re: Ivf with endo

Postby @whenmytruerainbow » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:29 am

Hi! I'd agree with every single word. Going through ivf with endo is troublesome. I'm 40 yo. Diagnosed on endo and PCOS. We passed 2 cycles with oe and each one wasn't easy to survive physically. Both times we placed back 2 5-day blasts but they never developed to a baby. We got BFNs unfortunately. As for AFs after the procedure - differed much. After cycle#1 - passed smoothly and almost painless but lasted longer. After cycle#2 - very intensive and painful, I wouldn't survive without painkillers. But lasted fewer days. One more thing to add. Endo does come back from time to time. They performed 2 lapos but they made changes only for a short period of time for me. Besides time flew and our new doc told my eggs are no more useful. She advised to consider using de the sooner the better. I'd like to know how the treatment is going for you, if it's possible. Sending you much of support x
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