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Egg Retrieval

Postby AshleighC2003 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:55 pm

Hi, i'm 16 years old and i was diagnosed a year ago with premature ovarian failure... i cannot have hormone replacement as of a few other medical problems. As you can imagine being infertile is not something you want to hear when your only a child still yourself never mind an older person.
Anyway i was wondering if any one could help me, my doctor advised me that its too risky for me to have the egg retrieval and injections before that, but he is willing to do it because its what i want. They told me i have around 1 in a million of this being successful. Yet its one in a million premature ovarian failure will effect anyone under the age of 27 never mind 15.
I have suffered sexual abuse in the past and have only ever had 1 transvaginal ultrasound, no smears or anything.
Im extremely scared i really do not want to have more internal scans or even the egg retrieval if they injections work, unless im put to sleep. My doctor then said if they can't get anyone to put me to sleep and i don't want it doing just under sedation then its a huge waste. Yet my family is paying for it through private health care so i dont understand why its a problem.
Anyway i'm sorry for babbling on, i just want to know what to expect if i decide to do it whilst being wide awake. My main concern is not the pain but being aware of whats going on with my arms strapped down and my legs tied up in stirrups with lots of doctors looking between my legs and putting things up there. The thought of it makes me cry i'm so scared i just would like some advice of what to expect, please help x
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Re: Egg Retrieval

Postby Sdtryingagain » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:40 pm

Hi AshleighC-- It sounds like you are in a difficult situation. Your situation is pretty complex and would really take someone understanding the whole medical situation very well as well as having more expertise than you are likely to find on an internet forum. I'm not sure if you are aware however some psychologists specialize in the area of reproductive mental health. Often times these therapists are very familiar with the processes of egg retrieval and are also very familiar with helping women through this process if they have been a past victim of violence. This might be your best avenue for advice, the psychologist might even offer to communicate with your RE to discuss your options. Good luck!
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Re: Egg Retrieval

Postby AshleighC2003 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:20 pm

Thankyou for the advice, it is very much appreciated. I have a psychiatrist because of those past problems, but she is no help what so ever, she is completely clue less as am i. I think after reading your advice i will look into it further, thank you very much. :)
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Re: Egg Retrieval

Postby Sdtryingagain » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:07 am

I really hope you find someone who can help out, sounds like such a tough situation. Sometimes those psychologist can be found working closely with an OB group at an academic affiliated medical group. It might be tough to find since there is no special licensing but they exist and you might find a referral by calling a large academic OB group and see if they have a group of therapist that they use that work primarily with issues surrounding reproductive health.
Me/DH 36
1 tube/low morph
TTC since 2008 only one spontaneous in 2012
Ivf 1-1/2009 DS
FET- miscarried
Ivf 2.- 10/11 DS
12/12 miscarried (spontaneous pregnant, so cliche minus the miscarriage part)
Now--- back to TTC at home in hopes for a final addition
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Re: Egg Retrieval

Postby AshleighC2003 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:31 pm

Yes i will do, thank you very much for you help, it was much appreciated. :)
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