IVF-Infertility.com home

premature Ovarian Failure at a young age

Discussion group for those interested in egg donation, egg sharing and embryo donation.

premature Ovarian Failure at a young age

Postby candy_shafer » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:31 am

I am 27 and was told I have premature ovarian failure or menopause, is my only option to have my own baby getting an egg donar? I havent meet anyone who has dealt with this and I am curious how it has changed others lives...Does anyone have any usefull advice?

Candy
candy_shafer
Newbie
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:21 am

Sponsor
 

Postby Ghost » Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:40 am

Having a baby and a family are priceless, of course, whether by donor or your own eggs. But if it would also be priceless to you to hear someone say "she has your eyes", then consider getting a second opinion. I would.

There are, unfortunately, some clinics out there that are as interested in their own numbers as in their patients. Some tend to steer marginal patients toward donor cycles in order to boost their published success rates.

What was your Day 3 FSH level?
Ghost
Board Veteran
 
Posts: 3940
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 5:01 pm

Postby Rileydee » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:25 pm

Hi Candy,
I was told at 21 that I had premature ovarian failure or early onset menopause. I have never been regular my whole life. I would have maybe 4-6 periods a year and went a whole year with no af. I had heard of this surgery called ovarian wedge ressection and went and had it done. Its when they go in and take a tiny piece out of your ovaries and it is supposed to stimulate ovulation. When the doctor got in there, he discovered (which ultrasound can be very deceiving, because I had a couple and they told me that one was small and the other was normal) that I practically had no ovaries. That was 3 years ago. I had not been on any horomones except for BCP for a period of time before that. He put me on Premarin and Progesterone and I have never felt better. My moods before were horrible because I wasn't producing any estrogen. Can you imagine if they would have figured this out earlier? My puberty and since had not been a very fun time. Anyways, I am doing the july cycle with my sister and dh and am soo excited. In closing I don't know if I necessarily had premature ovarian failure because I don't believe they ever worked. Good luck with whatever you do. I'm glad to find you on here.
ME 33 DH 31
1st time IVF w/Egg Donation from Sister
July Cycle-BFP!!!
Allie Kenna was Born 3/20/07
Rileydee
Regular
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:39 pm
Location: Idaho

PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE

Postby KCLU24 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:46 pm

HI......... I AM 25 AND I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO. I HAVE ONLY BEEN MARRIED FOR A MONTH. ME AND MY HUSBAND ARE GOING THROUGH THE EGG DONATION PROCESS AT THE MOMENT, I AM ON THE PREP CYCLE. I AM SO AFRAID ALL OF THIS ISNT GOING TO WORK AND I AM REALLY SCARED. CAN ANYONE HELP ME. WE ARE BOTH IN GREAT HEALTH BUT IM SO AFRAID THAT SOMETHING IS GONNA GO WRONG. SOMEONE HELP! I CANT WAIT TO BE A MOMMY!!!!!!!!! :oops:
KCLU24
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:41 pm
Location: ALABAMA

Postby Rileydee » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:11 pm

Hi KC,
I don't know if anyone in your area offers the surgery, because it is kind of old school, but maybe you should look into an ovarian wedge ressection to stimulate ovulation. I did forget to add in my above note that when the dr got in there during the surgery that he did not complete the surgery because I practically had no ovaries. But if your ovaries are of normal size, I believe that surgery may work for you. But if you stick with the egg donor, good luck, I hope you get your bundle somehow. I don't know what to tell you about worring. I've been going through this for 10 years and if this doesn't work, I don't know what I'll do. Keep the faith girl!!
ME 33 DH 31
1st time IVF w/Egg Donation from Sister
July Cycle-BFP!!!
Allie Kenna was Born 3/20/07
Rileydee
Regular
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:39 pm
Location: Idaho

PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE

Postby KCLU24 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:17 pm

I WILL MENTION THAT TO MY DOCTER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! I WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED DONOR EGG? I WAS SO CRUSHED WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT I WOULD NEVER REALLY HAVE MY OWN CHILD ON MY OWN BUT NOW I AM TO THE POINT WHERE GOD KNOWS WHATS BEST FOR ME AND I HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT. I CRIED EVERYNIGHT AND I KNOW THAT GOD KNOWS I WOULD BE A GREAT MOMMY, SO AFTER THE RETRIVAL ITS ALL IN HIS HANDS.
KCLU24
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:41 pm
Location: ALABAMA

Postby Rileydee » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:32 pm

I have not tried donor eggs before, but we are going through our first IVF with donor eggs from my sister, I am so blessed to have her!!! She is actually at the clinic as we speak getting an ultrasound and bloodwork and psyc evaluation. I am so excited. The anticipate the will be doing ER on the 16th of July and the ET on July 19th. I cannot wait. I think my sis starts the stims tomorrow.
ME 33 DH 31
1st time IVF w/Egg Donation from Sister
July Cycle-BFP!!!
Allie Kenna was Born 3/20/07
Rileydee
Regular
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:39 pm
Location: Idaho

Postby KCLU24 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:38 pm

GOOD FOR YOU. LIKE I SAID EARLIER YOU DESERVE IT. WE ARE DOING OUR DE CYCLE IN AUGUST, I HAVE TO DO THIS PREP CYCLE AND THEN WE WILL HAVE TO BE MATCHED WITH A ANOYOMUS DONOR, SO MY DOCTER TOLD ME IT WOULDNT BE NO LATER THAN AUGUST. I AM AN ONLY CHILD SO UNFOURTNALEY I HAVE NO SISTERS OR BROTHER BUT I DO HAVE A BEST FREIND THAT IS PREGNANT AS WE SPEAK AND SHE SAID IF THIS DONOR EGG CYCLE DOSENT WORK THAT AFTER THE PREGNANCY SHE WOULD DONATE HERS. :P I HOPE FOR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KCLU24
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:41 pm
Location: ALABAMA

Postby Rileydee » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:17 pm

Hey KC,
We do deserve it!!! That is great that you will have DE's by august!! Hopefully you won't have to have your friend help ya out. That is great that she is willing though if you do need her. Baby Dust to Us!!
ME 33 DH 31
1st time IVF w/Egg Donation from Sister
July Cycle-BFP!!!
Allie Kenna was Born 3/20/07
Rileydee
Regular
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:39 pm
Location: Idaho

Postby Ghost » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:28 am

Again, I advise anyone diagnosed with premature ovarian failure to get a second opinion. Some clinics like to steer patients toward donor cycles when they don't really need it.
Ghost
Board Veteran
 
Posts: 3940
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 5:01 pm

Postby michy » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:26 pm

hi everyone,
i'm also 27 and in march i had a cancelled cycle due to poor response, infact i actually had no response i was on 6 amps of menopur.
i've just had a cycle with donor eggs from my sister but unfortunatlt BFN last tues :(
anywaygot my AF at mo and got 1 embie frozen for next time.
if this doesn't work i'm gonna try to find another way of stimming before i go for another donor cycle, i've never had problems with my natural cycles before always 28 days,and had natural precnancy 5 years ago with ex that i aborted coz wasn't right time in my life, never thought i'd go through this.
its very frustrating when you have a poor response but u have keep a PMA at all times because our time will come to be mummys!! whichever way we have to go around to get them.
Hang in there girls and keep in touch :)
me 27 dh 35
proor hubby got bad swimmers
i have bad response to stim drugs
july o6 ivf/icsi -ive


ttc.png" alt="Image" />
michy
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:05 pm
Location: hertsfordshire

Re: premature Ovarian Failure at a young age

Postby standardpoodle » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:03 am

I am 31 and just got my 3rd day bloodword done. FSH is 10.5 and E2 is 52.8. I was told that these numbers are not in the normal range. Are they really bad? :cry:
standardpoodle
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:51 am

Postby csmith » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:03 am

I would encourage anyone diagnosed with POF to request genetic testing for Fragile X. I have been TTC my second child for 18 months of ART (IUI and now IVF with donor embryos) and found out inadvertently about being a Fragile X carrier. It is a primary cause for POF and although relatively little research has been done regarding Fragile X carriers, researchers are beginning to discover strong links between infertility and carrier status. In addition it seems to be quite common to experience increased ovulatory dysfunction post first child. It may shed some light on difficulties you are experiencing and provide you with direction.
csmith
Newbie
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:55 am

WAITING ON PREG TEST MARCH 06

Postby KCLU24 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:59 pm

I AM SO SCARED. MY HUSBAND AND I GO FOR MY PREG TEST MARCH 06. WE DID A EGG DONATION CYCLE WITH AN ANOYMOUS DONOR. I HAVENT REALLY HAD ANY SYMPTOMS BUT A CRAMPY FEELING AND ALSO BEING TIRED ALL THE TIME. WE NEED EVERYONES PRAYERS!!!!!! BABY DUST TO EVERYONE :wink:
KCLU24
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:41 pm
Location: ALABAMA

Postby blythe_atl » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:44 pm

So sorry to hear you are dealing with this. I am 32 and have Diminished Ovarian Reserve caused by sever Endometriosis. You can read my full story at http://overhard.blogpost.com but the quick and dirty is 2 cycles cancelled due to no response to stim and one cycle completed with few eggs - no pregnancy.

My husband and I are moving toward donor egg. We are likely goign to use a clinic in the Czech Republic as we've heard a ton of great success stories from their and we can find a donor that has very similar features to me without going into debt.

The hardest part is reconcilling the fact that you are so young and have few or no eggs. It truly is a grieving process.

Best of luck to you - donor is a great alternative.
blythe_atl
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:33 pm


Return to Egg and embryo donation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests