Ghost & Everyone: Fibroids & pregnancy

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Ghost & Everyone: Fibroids & pregnancy

Post by mjay » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:02 pm

I just had my first attempt at IVF in Aug and it was successful with twins. Unfortunately my water broke the day after thanksgiving and one twin died. the following week i went into labor and delivered both twins. although the 2nd twin was alive when born, he was too premature.

during the pregnancy the docs noticed that i had a fibroid that grew huge! apparently 6 inches. the week before my water broke, the fibroid began causing lots of pain. once the water broke the pain decreased and after delivery the pain went away completely. now the docs want me to see a fertility specialist to have my fibroids looked at. the one the caused the pain is not inside my uterus, it's on a stalk and it moves around my abdomen. apparently there are other fibroids that attached to my uterus, which the RE, my regular gyne, and i knew were there before we started IVF.

my docs said the fibroids did not cause the premature labor or my water to break. so why are they a problem now? why did my RE proceed with IVF if they needed attention? is there hope for my fertility if i have to have the ones by my uterus removed? does anyone have experience with this? thanks for reading.
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Re: Ghost & Everyone: Fibroids & pregnancy

Post by Ghost » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:59 pm

mjay wrote:I just had my first attempt at IVF in Aug and it was successful with twins. Unfortunately my water broke the day after thanksgiving and one twin died. the following week i went into labor and delivered both twins. although the 2nd twin was alive when born, he was too premature.

during the pregnancy the docs noticed that i had a fibroid that grew huge! apparently 6 inches. the week before my water broke, the fibroid began causing lots of pain. once the water broke the pain decreased and after delivery the pain went away completely. now the docs want me to see a fertility specialist to have my fibroids looked at. the one the caused the pain is not inside my uterus, it's on a stalk and it moves around my abdomen. apparently there are other fibroids that attached to my uterus, which the RE, my regular gyne, and i knew were there before we started IVF.

my docs said the fibroids did not cause the premature labor or my water to break. so why are they a problem now? why did my RE proceed with IVF if they needed attention? is there hope for my fertility if i have to have the ones by my uterus removed? does anyone have experience with this? thanks for reading.
I've never studied that, but I've been puzzled why they say one fibroid is okay and another is not. There must be some rule for that, but I have never seen it.
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Post by rikirees » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:35 pm

I don't know anything about fibriods, but I wanted to say how sorry I am about your loss. You have been through a very emotional ordeal and wishing you the best possible recovery. Good luck in your future treatment plan.
IVF/ICSI 3/07 Froze All 36 eggs
FET 5/07 BFP; DD born early (26 weeks) 10/07
IVF/ICSI 8/09 Froze all 30 eggs
FET 11/09 BFP! TWINS from just 1 frostie! YIKES.
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Post by mjay » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:56 am

rikirees:

thanks for your kind words. i am curious about your IVF journey. why did you have all eggs frozen for each IVF cycle? i have 6 frosties and am considering using them now, but i am so creeped out at using frozen embryos. did you feel the same? i am so glad to hear that you and others have had success with this method, that gives me hope as well.
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Post by rikirees » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:09 pm

I have PCOS and the protocol my RE uses is a freeze all with a lupron trigger (rather than HCG) so I don't get OHSS. The lupron causes issues with the lining so we do a freeze all and then a FET cycle and that focuses only on the lining. I have gotten a BFP with each FET I have done with this protocol. There is nothing creepy about using frosties at all. As you can see in my signature, I transferred ONE FROSTIE in November and I am PG with TWINS now....my one embie split into identical twins- 2 different sacs. CRAZY and TERRIFIED. Good luck in your journey. If you have more questions let me know :)
IVF/ICSI 3/07 Froze All 36 eggs
FET 5/07 BFP; DD born early (26 weeks) 10/07
IVF/ICSI 8/09 Froze all 30 eggs
FET 11/09 BFP! TWINS from just 1 frostie! YIKES.
20 Frosties left

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