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I had ovarian drilling done in 2000 and then concieved my first DD on 5th IUI attempt 12 months later. DD # 2 came naturally first attempt (totally shocked and gobsmacked that we could do this without help) but someone was giving us a break I think!
Anyhow we are considering ttc baby #3 in a few months as my girls will be 5 turning 6 and 3 turning 4 when baby #3 comes along:fingerscrossed: we thought it would be a great age gap.
My question is does anyone know whether ovarian drilling has an expiry date if you know what I mean? I read somewhere today that it only lasts a few years - and if that is the case my time might be up. I haven't been to any drs yet to enquire and I vaguely recall a conversation with my doctor regarding this but can't remember as I was just excited to try and have one baby let alone any more.
Any answers would be appreciated.
sorry no advice but are you able to give me more info on what ovarian drilling is and what its done for?
Well - basically we tried to have dd#1 and I found out that I had PCOS as I had lack of AF. I saw FS and we tried clomid at different strengths for about 12mths about 5 cycles due to the pcos and long cycles. Anyhow basically I had ovarian drilling which is tiny laser holes drilled into each ovary as they were described to me after the surgery as like little nuts with a hard casing over each of them. Which was difficult for follicles to develop properly and be released. It still took another 12mths to concieve and we had to move to injectable drugs and IUI. But it made things work at least. No I am a little concerned that the hard casing may have grown over my ovaries again - due to something I read on one of the other posts. So I was just curious whether anyone could support this.
I had ovarian drilling done in early 2004 due to pain and discomfort from polycystic ovaries. The drilling had a BIG effect on symptom relief which has lasted up to about 6 months ago - so that's about 2.5 years. About 6 months ago, I have started to get some of the old pain/crampy feelings back again, but not to the same extent as the first time. I've got to get another scan done shortly to see what's going on with the ovaries.
When I had the drilling done, the specialist explained that they don't really know how it works (either in terms of increasing fertility, or in terms of reducing pain) and they don't really know how long it will work for. Apparently for some people, it gives a long lasting benefit but much shorter for others.
Sorry that I can't help with a more definite answer but it seems to depend a bit on the individual and is a bit hard to predict.
All the best. :wave:
Thankyou for replying. If that is what you were told it does make sense. I haven't noticed any changes or symptoms as I am on birth control atm. Hopefully there is still time for us to have one more baby. Thankyou and goodluck with TTC!
Just wishing you luck, mummasbubbas! :wizard:
Thankyou - I see that you are stopping BCP in March we are going to be trying in June 2007. I found that the only time I ovulated on my own was the very first time I stopped taking bcp and it was about 3 weeks later. I got the EWCM but was unsure what it was at that time so I kept DH away from me. After that no more O for me - 2 yrs of fertility tx followed before we concieved DD#1 with IUI. With DD#2 she was natural and basically I was told to b/f as long as I could as it sometimes helps with the hormones or something so I did. When I stopped b/fing I ovulated about 3 weeks later and we bd around this time and pg 2 weeks later - we of course were SHOCKED that we managed that all by ourselves.
So basically with #3 we are hoping to try and conceive 1st attempt also as I think that I may only O the once and then revert back to my old ways. Fingers crossed, that I O on my own and that it works - we are also going to try and tip the scales a little for a boy - NO pressure, piece of cake!!!!! Goodluck with TTC in March.
Wow - you have been through a real process already - it's amazing about DD #2! Congratulations on that. I have no idea where our attempts will lead us (straight to Clomid, probably!) But all the best with your third little one.
I am new to the forum so I just saw your post. I am having the procedure done Monday (27th April). My fert specialist told me that it will last from about 6 - 12 months, depending on my own body. I hope this is helpful! Best of luck...
I am booked in for Ovarian Drilling on the 3rd of June!!! :eek:
Anyone had success with the procedure?????
I had the procedure done 4 weeks ago and I'm about to take clomid in a couple of weeks. So I will let you know how it goes!!!
Good luck with your procedure. It is painful but it has to be worth it!!!!:)
Im in for ovarian drilling tomorrow too!! as well as D&C, laparoscopy, hystroscopy, dye test etc etc.
so great to know it has lasted 2 and a half years for you, cant wait to be pain free and hopefully UTD in no time!!
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