So my doctors won’t take me seriously until I decide to actually try to have children… but I have PCOS and endometriosis, I would just like to know what the issues are with fertility when you have both disorders… I want to know what problems I am going to face. I also have a Intolerance to high levels of progestogen and the only contraceptive that works for me is the Injection and id like to know if 3 years of this would cause me extra fertility issues.
I will suggest you surrogacy because i have been through this by myself that is why i will suggest surrogacy. It is better to suggest others from which you have gone through. I am going through the successful journey of surrogacy that is why i am telling you about it.
I had hysterectomy cancer from my adulthood. I had proper treatment of it and i was cancer free. But i was infertile for life.
But my husband always supported me and we decided to start our journey of surrogacy. We lived in Japan and surrogacy is totally banned here. So we moved to Ukraine. There we found a very good clinic regarding surrogacy. We started our journey there. The clinic is very good the whole clinic is to cooperative with there clients. From that clinic our surrogacy journey started. Now our surrogate is pregnant with our twin daughters. We are so happy that we are finally going to have our babies soon.
Good luck to you with your plans ad journey,
Hey there. I’m sorry for your struggles. I would suggest you go for surrogacy. It’s definitely the solution for your problem. Good luck. I hope it works for you. My prayers are with you!
It won’t be a fairy tale for you trust me. I am not scaring you. I am just helping you out. By telling the truth. Your case is messed up. You will have to go for any treatment. I hope it is not very bad.
Hello Dear! Just went through your entire post. I’ve also been there. So, yeah! I’ve PCOS. So, yeah! I’m trying via an IVF this July in Ukraine. I don’t wanna disappoint you. But, dear, your case is a little bit complicated. Yes! I think surrogacy would be the answer to it. Both, endo and pcos are primary infertility. They are really a hurdle in conceiving a child. So, yeah! That’s what I’d advise you. Don’t take it hard on yourself! Stay strong! I’m also just like you trying it to have a child differently. Some of us don’t have the privileged of doing it naturally.
Life isn’t easy for you. I’m sorry that you have such a complicated life. You deserve to have a happy life now. Please go for surrogacy. It merely is the best option for you. You’ll have a biological baby. Research about it and go for it. Best of luck!
Endometriosis is a condition whereby cells very similar to the ones lining the uterine cavity, or endometrium, are found outside the uterine cavity. It is found in approximately 10-50% of reproductive-aged women and can be associated with infertility as well as pain during intercourse and/or menstrual periods. Endometriosis causes infertility by producing inflammation and scarring, which can result in not only pain but also potentially detrimental effects on egg, sperm or embryo. Endometriosis can only be confirmed by surgery, usually laparoscopy. If endometriosis is found, it can be surgically removed by various methods, and its removal may lead to a decrease in pain as well as improvement in the ability to conceive naturally. Your doctor will determine if you are at risk of having endometriosis based on a careful history, physical exam, and ultrasound. You can try some other forms of treatments if they will work for you. I went through surrogacy in Bio tex clinic for my PCOS. I am now a proud mother. Hoping that things will go for the best for you.
In good repro center they’ll want you to pass the following analyses and examinations to be accurate with the treatment plan offered. At bio tex com they wanted me to pass Rw, HBs, HCV, HIV, syphilis (made no more than 6 months before that). TORCH infections (rubella and toxoplasmosis). Vaginal discharge analysis. Karyotype analysis (termless). Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless). Complete Blood Count (CBC) made no more than 1 month before that. Biochemical blood count (bilirubin, AST, ALT, kreatinin, complete protein)
Koagulogram. LH (luteinizing hormone). FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone). Vaginal and cervical canal swab (no more than 6 months before). Microscopic examination of vaginal canal. Pelvic organs ultrasound. Breast ultrasound. Anti-muller hormone test. Of course this needs time and strength and patience. But we all know what for we’re doing this. Beisdes every clinic will want your dh to pass the required testings as well to exclude the possibility of the male factor. Hope this helps.
Hey there! I’m afraid going for surrogacy is not this easy… there are requirements for this very procedure a woman must meet. Some of them are numerous failed ivf attempts. Or continuous miscarriages (for some reasons a woman happen to loose her baby at some term) Or a woman had a hysterectomy which removed her uterus. Or when she has uterus which is incapable of carrying babies. Another factor is when intended mother has genetic disease or some other life threatening ones, like heart disease etc. Anyway she must have a doc’s certificate telling she cannot carry kids herself. Having pcos and endo at the same time is a huge obstacle to conceiving. But I do hope the former poster is still capable to carry the pregnancy herself. So she could try ivf with oe or de as the option. Surrogacy though is not the cheapest process. Depending on the country/clinic where it’s performed. One should be ready to look at $40-80K for the entire process. That’s why I truly believe it’s worth trying ivf first before going for this option.
IVF may be an option if you or your partner has:
Fallopian tube damage or blockage makes it difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.
If ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization.
Premature ovarian failure is the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don’t produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or have eggs to release regularly.
Endometriosis occurs when the uterine tissue implants and grows outside of the uterus -often affecting the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus and are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
If you’ve had tubal ligation and want to conceive, IVF may be an alternative to tubal ligation reversal.
Below-average sperm concentration, weak movement of sperm (poor mobility). Or abnormalities in sperm size and shape can make it difficult for sperm to fertilize an egg. If semen abnormalities are found, your partner might need to see a specialist to determine if there are correctable problems or underlying health concerns.
Unexplained infertility means no cause of infertility has been found despite evaluation for common causes.
If you or your partner is at risk of passing on a genetic disorder to your child, you may be candidates for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. After the eggs are harvested and fertilized, they’re screened for certain genetic problems, although not all genetic problems can be found. Embryos that don’t contain identified problems can be transferred to the uterus.
If you’re about to start cancer treatment (Such as radiation or chemotherapy) that could harm your fertility, IVF for fertility preservation may be an option. Women can have eggs harvested from their ovaries and frozen in an unfertilized state for later use. Or the eggs can be fertilized and frozen as embryos for future use.
Women who don’t have a functional uterus or for whom pregnancy poses a serious health risk might choose IVF using another person to carry the pregnancy.
I’m so sorry to hear this. There are different ways to treat your PCOS, natural remedies and prescription remedies. There is also changes in diet and lifestyle that can also help. Not everyone is then same and while some treatments will help some, it may not help others.
Common treatments for PCOS include:
Ovulation inducing medication. This can be prescription or natural remedies. The goal of these are to induce ovulation in those who are not ovulating. Clomid, Femara, and Soy are the most common prescription and natural ovulation inducing remedies.
Metformin is often prescribed to control blood sugar levels.
Low carb dieting, which helps insulin resistance and promotes weight loss
Exercise, which helps insulin resistance and promotes weight loss
Inositol will help insulin resistance for some.
Spearmint tea can help reduce androgen levels.
Omega 3 fatty acids will help PCOS symptoms
Vitex can regulate cycles for some with PCOS
Tribulus can help some with PCOS when used before ovulation by increasing LH.
Over the counter natural progesterone cream can help some when used after ovulation.
Prescription strength progesterone support may be needed for some. There are different forms such as oral, suppositories, and injections.
Having PCOS varies from woman to woman, here are symptoms that could indicate you have PCOS. If you feel any of these symptoms are effecting you then talk to you doctor! Not every woman with PCOS will have every symptom, and you do not have to have cysts on your ovaries to have PCOS.
Reduced menstrual cycles than normal or complete lack of having any cycles.
Some can have monthly cycles but not actually be ovulating.
Heavy bleeding during your period, and spotting in between cycles.
Hair loss on your scalp
Excess hair growth on your body such as your face, chest, back, stomach, thumbs, or toes.
Acne and oily skin
Weight gain that is mostly gained around your midsection.
Miscarriage and infertility
Insulin resistance. This can cause miscarriage, poor egg quality, and irregular periods.
Cysts on your ovaries
Difficulty to lose weight despite dieting and exercise
Multiple positive OPKs throughout your cycle, but no ovulation happens
Hope this might be of some help for you.