4 failed IVF cycles


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Reply Posted on: Apr 21, 2014 at 6:25pm
I have been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve. I am 39 and my mother went through menopause at 42. My first cycle I was on Bravelle and Menopur then Ganarelix. I had 3 eggs retrieved, and 3 embyos transfered. None took. Next round I was on the same meds with 4 eggs and 4 embryos and all transfered, I went back 3 times for blood work for pregnancy results before I was told negative. Third round I was on Lupron microdose, Folistim and Menopur. I had 6 folicals, 4 eggs, 2 to transfer and none took. This last round I had an endometrial biopsy then was on Folistim and Menopur. Day 8 my cycle was cancelled because I had one follicle. I feel very frustrated and don't want to give up. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Dr. Braverman

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RE: 4 failed IVF cycles Posted on: Apr 22, 2014 at 1:54pm
This appears to be familial and not much you can do here. There is a study undeway in Stanford University to assist in this situation . Of course you also want to rule out endometriosis as another "treateable" cause of low reserve. There are also protocol that we use that have success in generating more eggs , not sure if this is what you were treated with .
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.