Endometriosis and stimulation drugs

Endometriosis and stimulation drugs Posted on: Jan 31, 2011 at 10:47pm
Hi Doctor Braverman,

I have endometriosis and I'm wondering if the stimulation drugs used during an IVF cycle could worsen it (I already have great pain during my period) and even have a negative impact on the implantation. And if so, is there better way for me to get pregnant like mini-IVF or natural IVF because less meds are used.

Thank you,


Dr. Braverman

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Re: Endometriosis and stimulation drugs Posted on: Feb 1, 2011 at 3:53am
There are many quesitons within that question. Yes rasising estrogen levels could worsen the pain of the endometriosis, but it is unlikely in that short of a span that you would make the endometriosis expand with more lesions and get worse. Its not the change to a "natural" IVF that is the success formula with endo , but treating all the issues involved, i.e. egg quality , and immune rejection of the embryos both of which are not tied to the type of stimulation used.
Feel free to call me for a consultation and I would be happy to review your case and recommend the right workup and treatment for you.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.