Endometriosis - single or double FET

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Nina
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Endometriosis - single or double FET

Post by Nina » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:07 am

Hello,
I am 36 years old and I have stage IV endometriosis. I underwent two surgeries, a three-month-long hormonal treatment and one failed IVF (with one fresh 5-day embryo, ICSI method was used). Tommorrow, I am going to have a FET and since my embryos are frozen in straws of two, it was recommended that I have both transferred at the sime time (especially due to the risks involved in refreezing and rethawing of one of them later on). I am afraid that this might lead to my getting pregnant with twins which, I think, is not such a good scenario for a woman with severe endometriosis. What is your opinion on this? Thanks a lot!

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Re: Endometriosis - single or double FET

Post by Dr. Amin » Thu May 05, 2016 12:34 pm

Stage IV endometriosis is a severe condition that can certainly impact your fertility. I'm sorry you're going through this.

In general, when embryos are frozen together, we often recommend thawing and tranferring them together. That being said, some recent medical literature is showing that good quality embryos do well with the thawing and re-freezing process. Having endometriosis alone doesn't mean that a twin pregnancy would be riskier for you than for somebody else. If there are other factors that would make you higher risk, however, I would recommend that you speak with your reproductive endocrinologist about your options.

Marli Amin, MD
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Orange County, CA
Marli Amin, MD
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Orange County, CA

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