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Old Feb 25th, 2011, 09:18 AM   1
Adanma
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Micro/ mini IVF


Has anyone had this procedure and had any success? From what I understand they just don't stimulate as aggressively since the patients are younger? I was considering opting for this since it's considerably cheaper and my only fertility problem is damaged tubes, but I wanted to see if anyone had success or complaints with this treatment. Thanks

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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 23:28 PM   2
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I'm looking into mini IVF as well. I'd love to hear some feedback from others who have gone through it. I've done a bunch of research online and it sounds like a great option for me. My only problem is I only have one tube left and it's dilated. But I have normal hormones and I'm only 26 so I'm a good candidate. Has anyone gone through mini or low stimulation IVF?



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 10:20 AM   3
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My left tube is all I have left and it is dialated as well. It is also very scarred from previous surgeries. I lost my right tube to an ectopic pregnancy as well at 7 weeks. I was really hoping somebody on here had experienced this procedure! I have made a consult appointment for next month anyway, but I would really love to hear someone's experience having the procedure done.

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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 10:36 AM   4
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I'm sorry for your loss I had a really hard time with recovering my emotions after the surgery that was in Sept 2010. How are you doing now hun? I only have my right tube after my left ruptured from an ectopic that didn't respond to the chemicals, I was 8w3d. They think the tube damage originated from multiple abdominal surgeries from a ruptured appendix when I was 10y/o The docs didn't care to share with me that the scarring might hurt my chances of conceiving. I guess they didn't think to tell that to a 10 y/o or her mother.

There was one lady on here that had a lower dose IVF but that was doctor prescribed and she had trouble with hormones and age so that was different. She described the injections as not that bad, but the meds did affect her, causing achy back and legs, headache, and other mild symptoms.

Would you mind if we kept in touch so I could hear how your appt. goes? We're thinking about doing it in July, so I have a bit of a wait before we have to know everything.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 13:13 PM   5
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hi i did very low dose ivf as you know hpyns4life, not through choice but because i have a very high egg reserve, it obviously was too mild though and they only managed to collect 6 eggs its all trial and error though unfortunatly and what didnt work for me could work for someone else perfectly well, i am 31 and have scarred tubes from surgery,if you have any questions i can help with feel free to ask on here or pm me x



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 16:58 PM   6
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I haven't been through it myself, but I am pretty sure it is also for people who are very poor responders. So basically they can take the one egg that a woman normally produces on her own each month - remove it - fertilize it and place it back. This way there is bascially no cost of meds and a much smaller simpler collection.

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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 21:29 PM   7
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Blue: What does it mean to be a "poor responder"? I was also looking into the natural IVF, but was afraid that it would be too risky to go through the procedure and hope that your one egg was good enough. That's pretty much how it goes when you try to conceive naturally though so it's a very nice choice to have out there.

Lottie: Thank you for responding, you have a lot of information to offer. Thank you for letting me follow you through your experience

I wish there were more mini IVFers on here so we could get more insight on where we stand on how much of a dose we need/prefer/want. I'll keep asking around and maybe we'll find a few more to talk about low dose IVF.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 10:07 AM   8
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Thanks everyone for your responses! hpyns: we absolutely can keep in touch. I am doing well now. Emotionally I'm in much more pain than physically which I'm sure is quite common. I had just had a miscarriage in september and was pregnant again in January. I had experienced some cramping and had gone to ER but it was too early to see anything. A week later I was in ER again with severe pain, like worse than labor! It took 9 hours for them to get an OB who knew immediately what was going on. Luckily it didn't rupture, but the tube was too damaged to keep as the baby was in the fimbria. I have had multiple abdominal surgeries and also a tubal reversal so I had a higher chance of ectopic anyway. During one ultrasound they had seen a sac also in the uterus so I told them no D & C during the procedure, but I started bleeding a few days after the surgery anyway.

This has been the most heartwrenching thing I have ever gone through and I'm just praying everyday that this happens for us soon. I do feel lucky though in that I have two beautiful boys already which I know a lot of women do not have.

My appointment is on March 16th so I will update with any information I am given at that time. I am going to go to the Sher Institue for Reproductive Medicine. I think they have many offices around the country and they have a really good reputation so fx big time!

Again thank you everyone for your stories and I wish everyone the best of luck in their journeis.

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I did mini ivf , but didn't work for me... happy to answer questions for you guys! It is highly likely to work for you especially when you know you can fall pregnant... It is also cheaper and you dont dose yourself with that many drugs! I've done both mini and standard ivf and i'm having an ultra long downregulation protocol next.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:44 AM   10
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Thanks brumbar! So you still have to use drugs just not as much right? And this is in hopes of stimulating a few but not a whole bunch of eggs? About how long are you on the meds or is it different for each person? Also price wise would you say it is worth it to save the few thousand dollars vs traditional or do you think the possibility of having frozen to work with should the cycle not work the first time would make the extra money worth it for traditional? So many questions! Sorry!

I have not been sleeping the last two nights with anxiety for some reason. My mind won't quiet. I keep going over what if it doesn't work, what if it doesn't work, I'm getting older, what if they can't do it because of my scar tissue? etc. Need to relax.

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