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I wonder if my own eggs are working?

About 10 years ago I had Leukaemia, I had chemotherapy and a full body radiotherapy for bone marrow – all went well, had a few ups and downs but was successfully in remission. Because I had the radiotherapy it affected my eggs which meant three years ago we had to go through an IVF cycle (using donor egg and husband's sperm) which was successful and we were blessed with gorgeous twin boys. Since being in remission from cancer I was taking medication HRT tablets which was making me see a cycle each month. I was continuing taking these tablets until IVF but when my babies were born I stopped taking my HRT tablets and still see a cycle each month, and it's a "real period". So I was wondering, does this mean that my eggs might be like they were before I had radiation? Could this be possible?

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Beyond frustrated, fluid in uterus

I'm beyond devastated and frustrated. I've had 2 failed donor egg IVF cycles owed I think mostly to the fact that whenever I my endometrium is prepared I always get a large buildup of fluid which I know is really bad news. In addition to this my lining never gets very thick. In the last cycle it was just 7mm. I have Turners Syndrome so doing a natural cycle isn't an option. I have been taking Prempak 2mg for nearly a year in the hope that this would help me respond better to the hormones but I had a mid-cycle scan recently which showed that I was still developing fluid. In addition to this I have also had a Hysteroscopy with NAD. I am just at a total loss as nobody seems to want to give me a straight answer about this issue and just seem interested in my money. Is there simply nothing that can be done? What sort of a chance do I have if this problem persists? Frustratingly I have 6 frozen blastocysts which I am desperate to try with but it just seems like I'm setting myself up for more devastation and disappointment. Am I wasting my time? Do I have much chance at all of rectifying this and having success. I would greatly appreciate any input as I'm tearing my hair out right now.

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Low AMH

I recently went to a fertility specialist. My AMH was 0.8 and AFL scan showed 6. He recommended that I freeze my eggs straight away as I'm also 40 and Asian. This has blown me away a bit. Does this mean that I have very low chances?

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Endo scratch

I've been tic for two years with four failed IVF cycles. After the last one, I had a number of tests just to ascertain why. Came up with hyperthyroidism and began treatment on 5mg Carbimazole. I've always had a regular period but my last period didn't come and no pregnancy symptoms. Did several hpt and they were negative. Went to hospital on June 11. Did blood test and scan and all negative. June 12, I did endo scratch in prep for next cycle. I heard the doc whisper after the scratch that the lining he brought out seemed like I was pregnant. When I asked, he said perhaps it was just a very thick lining. Should I be worried?

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Management of Herpes during IVF

I'm trying to get some information on the management of genital herpes during IVF. I used to have regular (monthly) severe outbreaks which have totally abated with the use of prophylactic Aciclovir (400mg). I'm anxious about discontinuing this and getting outbreaks during IVF treatment which is very, very likely to happen, but wonder whether continued use of Aciclovir throughout the cycle will reduce the chance of success.

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Failed IVF twice with very low quality eggs

I have been failed twice with IVF. I had 3 eggs collected first time and 5 eggs second time. I am a 28 year old women. I have a undiagnosed PCOS. I never have periods of my own as I need to take medicine to have a monthly cycle or wait 4 to 5 month for my own. I had two time Laproscopy including ovarian drilling. I am losing hope now as I have been receiving treatment for the last 4 years via NHS. I have been married for 8 years now. Can you please help me?

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Miscarriage

I am 38 and TTC for four years. In between I have had two miscarriages. I have regular clockwork periods. I have had blood tests checking my ovulation and it came back normal.
I went to a fertility clinic at the hospital and was told to lose 7 stone. I am possibly 2 stone overweight. I was also informed I may of may not get Clomid after 7 stone weight loss and also will not be immediately referred for IVF, that my situation would have to go before a board??
Why do I feel that this is unfair?? That all hope of receiving any help disintegrating daily? I don't have the luxury of time on my side as already 38.
Please help me to understand their reasoning as I cannot.

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Ectopic pregnancy and low AMH

I had an ectopic pregnancy at the end of 2014, following a year TTC. Following normal hormone results around a year ago I have now been told I have very low AMH (1.53) and high FSH (19). I am 33 and have regular periods. Is IVF an option? Should I be taking DHEA and if so how much?

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