I had a lap in October to remove 4 endometriomas, after a failed IUI in August, then a cycle with pain throughout the cycle led us to find the endometriomas. Diagnosed with stage IV.
Since my lap, my cycles have gotten SHORT - my RE says it’s a sign of issues with ovarian function. I’m clearly developing the follicles very early (last cycle - 14mm on day 4), they’re growing too fast (that one grew 11mm in two days), and then I’m not getting an LH surge when they’re the right size (my LH was a 7 when I had three follies at 22, 25, and 31). And now apparently also a luteal phase defect (was 7 days last cycle).
sigh She started talking about donor eggs (sort of - I’m married to a lovely women who would likely be the donor, so it’s called Partner Assisted Reproduction and is not AT ALL covered by insurance).
She says she’s not sure I’m even producing quality eggs… She blames the endo, says my ovaries are just experiencing too much trauma from the endo.
This cycle, we’ll monitor and trigger and add progesterone… next cycle we’ll add clomid. After that, FSH for two cycles, then insurance will cover IVF.
Anyone here have experience with improving ovarian function somehow?