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Married & Trying to have a baby for almost 4 years. Dealing with MF (male factor infertility).

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ovarian drilling?

One of my best friends is also in the IF boat. She doesn't ovulate on her own. Her most recent round of Clo.mid was 250mg with an HCG trigger. She found out yesterday that the trigger didn't work b/c her progesterone was 1.6. She meets with the RE on Friday and they are going to discuss ovarian drilling. Anyone else heard of this or had this procedure?

7 Comments:

Blogger Lea Bee said...

sounds painful :(

6:21 PM  
Blogger Changing Expectations said...

Does not sound pleasant! Never heard of this.

9:05 PM  
Blogger In and Out of Luck said...

Oy. Don't know what that is. I have heard about something where the trigger fails to actually cause the egg to release, it's called something like Lutenizing unruptured follicle something. LUFS. I remember reading about it in my once beloved and now much maligned copy of "taking charge (ha!) of your fertility."

1:03 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

DON'T DO IT without a second (and maybe third) opinion from an unrelated RE (e.g. different practice group)!!!!

The problem with ovarian drilling is that while it may relieve some of the symptoms of PCOS, it will permanently destroy your fertility outlook in other ways, because the egg supply resides in the outermost layer of the ovary, so the drilling destroys the egg reserve. Obviously it only destroys PART of the egg reserve, but seriously, there are better ways to handle it.

If your friend is a local, I can recommend several RE's that would be good resources who can talk more intelligently on the subject. Ovarian drilling was all the rage for PCOS for a while, but a lot of doctors have wised up to the potential impact recently. I absolutely cannot emphasize enough that she should get a second opinion before moving forward. There may be something about her case and her history that means this makes the most sense for treatment, but it is irreversible so should not be a decision reached lightly.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Lea Bee said...

OY! kismet.

11:53 AM  
Blogger bethkyle said...

I think the techniques in Ovarian Drilling have changed. My RE suggested to me today that I should do this. She does not do anything so invasive but to prick the Ovaries with a laser all around. What she said reminded me of a small laser type of tatoo. I am still considering it. Evidently it helps significantly to re-balance the male hormones. And younger infertiles that have been TTC for three years or less have a pregnancy rate around 74 percent within three months. I am still deciding if I am ready to go to this step.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Bavya said...

Hi... did u undergo ovarain drilling... my doctor also suggested same for me as i ve PCOS

4:28 AM  

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