Hi Ho, Hi Ho, to the Ol' RE I go...
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|Tue, 07-20-2010 - 5:29pm|
OK, had my first consult with Dr Keefe at NYU. Liked him quite a bit--friendly and funny and encouraging (as well as experienced and educated). He is not the type to look at FSH and Estradiol #'s and make any judgement based on them alone, so he did an ovarian ultrasound (no charge, which is nice) and gave me a referral to my reg. doc for the bloodwork to determine AMH (do I have that right...?) He holds the AMH # above the FSH/estradiol as indictors of my chances.
Basically, hubs and I would have to weigh vasectomy reversal + trying the "natural way" bd-style vs. sperm aspiration + IVF. Those are the choices we have at the moment. Always a chance that the VR won't work, and if not, then I'll have wasted up to four-six month of precious egg-time finding out the hard way. And even if the VR does work, I may still need IVF to conceive.
If I skip ahead to just straight IVF with aspirated sperm, it's less taxing on my husband and greatly increases my chances of pregnancy by implanting multiple eggs at once (they don't implant very many. I think 1-3, depending). But it's reallllly costly, and, unlike BD, it requires more planning and gives me far fewer chances to conceive on a month-to-month basis, since I could only afford to many tries. Maybe 3, tops. (But as we know, BD = unlimited tries. LOL)
Something to think about.
Anyway, the u/s showed 7 eggs in one ovary, and 8 on another and he found that very encouraging, even though, of course, the u/s does not show egg *quality.*
Wow, this is starting to sound like a show on the Discovery Channel, is it not???? :)