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#1

Hello!
Im a new member and not sure how all this works;
I’m 23 years old, single and have severe Endometriosis; I’ve had 5 D&Cs/Laproscopies as well as 4 years of hormone therapy ie. Lupron, Zoladex, and Depo. I’m now looking into IVF and am looking for as much knowledge as possible.

Thanks,
Melissa


#2

:welcome: , this is a great site to learn about all the ups and downs of the IF road. Just a quick question why IVF first??? You are still pretty young, I sure can see you have had alot of endo work, think my first lap was at 22.Had 2 miscarriages one at 24 and 25 with a d/c, then was on BCP for many years until 2006.
Well I wish you all the luck!!!


#3

Hello!

I’ll be 24 next month, single and would like more time; I am fertile as of my last surgery (7 weeks ago) and not in a relationship. I am still in the preliminary stages of this “IVF experience” as I am on a wait list for an appointment with the local IVF Specialist. What I should have mentioned in my initial post is that they also found a cyst on my right ovary; which to be honest scared the crap out of me. I want time and this is one option that would give me that; any suggestions and comments are appreciated.

Thanks,
Melissa


#4

So many of us gets cysts, they can go away on there own or be removed with aspiration. Have you had your infertility work up done? Usually it starts with simple bloodwork, FSH,LH etc… Do you track your ovulation? And will you be using donor sperm? My thoughts are usually most women have to travel the IVF road after trying IUI first unless they have something like a low reserve or there is a male factor. Most don’t have to go straight to IVF especially so young. Plus IUI is around 2000 a cycle versus IVF which is more like 10-20,000 per cycle .
In your last lap did they remove your endo? We usually have 6 months to a year after that we are endo free and is a good time to get pregnant. Plus pregnancy keeps endo away for us.