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    Default Thin endometrium...anyone, anyone?

    Hi all, not sure if there's already a thread about the frustrations and/or triumphs of a thin endometrium. Been ttc for 2 & 1/2 years now- almost 2 years of that time finally pin-pointing the problem of a thin lining. Recently jumped ship & now seeing a specialist who has permission to trial g-cfs in Australia. Have had 3 emby transfers so far. Two of these with new specialist (currently on 2ww) but not had gcsf treatment yet. This may (hopefully) be the next step if no luck. Anyone out there in the process of using gcsf to stimulate endo thickness? Would love to hear your experiences!

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    Hi Mrs Oz

    I have tried GCSF without any luck. I had two lots in one cycle that did not help my lining. A couple of weeks ago I had a hysteroscopy, endemtrial scratch, endemetrial trenching (cuts into the lining) and a flush. From this procedure my FS found that I have poor blood flow to my wall lining. With this procedure we are hoping the lining grows back thicker. I will start my FET cycle in a weeks time.

    Did you have the GCSF and did it help?

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    Hi Laine74
    didnt think I'd ever hear from someone with similar history! No- i havent had gcsf. seeing sf this week.
    Very disappointing to hear the gcsf didn't work as the wonder drug for you as is often suggested in the clinical trials & medical studies. How was it administered- as a uterine flush or an injection? Did you have any side effects or problems associated with the procedure?
    Sounds like your FS is pretty proactive & keen to get to the route of the problem for you & do as much as possible to help you have your own little ones. Did you have any discomfort with the hysteroscopy & other endo procedures?
    our last transfer was unsuccessful so seeing FS this week to suss out next step before using our last emby.
    . I've been doing Fet with Viagra pessaries & progesterone pessaries. Was using crinone & gonal -f but these seem to have an opposite antagonistic effect. with the v & p pessaries I generally get a lining of 4mm-6mm. Last transfer was done with a 7mm. I can't seem to get any thicker than that. What have your linings been like? (Just realised it feels a bit weird talking about my lining to someone other than a nurse or doctor!!)
    Fingers crossed for your up-coming cycle. I hope you're on track to getting to the end result.

    Thanks for replying!!

    Mrs Oz

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    Treatment for thin endometrium will often depend on the reasons for it eg. perimenopause (low estrogen), damage to endo from infection, adhesions, recent uterine surgery (D&C) etc.

    I tried all kinds of experimental treatment including Viagra pessaries, Trental and other vasodilator medications, however none of those worked for me until the cause was correctly identified and treated which in my case was adhesions in the uterus (Asherman's syndrome).

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    Sorry to hear your last transfer was unsuccessful.

    I have been going through IVF for about 3.5 years. We have been to 3 FS's and very happy with our current FS, wish we had seen him when we first started. All this time I have had lining probs. The thickest I have had was 7 and fell pregnant with a D&C at 8 weeks. In the past 12 months the thickest I have had is 5.5, this has happened a few times. I have had a lot of cancelled cycles with only 1 transfer in the past 12 months.

    FS has tried a lot of different things and is very proactive. He does not just do a transfer for the sake of it, he makes sure that things are right before a transfer.

    The GCSF was done in the FS rooms, it's done similar to a transfer with a catheter that is injected inside. I think I layed there for about half an hour afterwards. I had no side effects. It did not help my lining at all.

    Im assuming you are in Perth or Brisbane, after a friend told me about GCSF, I researched the GCSF and Perth was the only place doing this in Australia, until I mentioned this to my FS.

    My recent hysteroscopy was not too bad for discomfort. It was bearable. However the 2 prior at different times were bit different, I had a lot more discomfort and I didn't have the cuts in my lining, but after a couple of days it wasn't too bad. It is worth it though. I'm hoping the cuts in to the lining is what's going to help me.

    I use a lot of meds when I'm doing a cycle. I use puregon, I find puregon works better for me than gonal f. I have just started using Dong Quai, think this is to do something for the lining as well. I'm also exercising more and getting a massage fortnightly to help my blood flow probs. I have tried accupuncture that didn't help.

    I hope this helps you, if I can help with anything else please let me know or message me.

    Let me know how you go with your FS.

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    Hi all,
    I know this is an old thread but I have just found out my endometrium is thin too and was really interested in hearing your stories. I am in Perth and would also be interested in hearing who does G CSF here (not at that stage yet, have been prescribed trental and vit E)...I have PCOS too so finally when the eggs are dropping they can't implant! Don't you love the fertility roller coaster ride...

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    Hello Starfish,
    I know this is an old post, but I have just had surgery for Ashermans. I had some adhesions, and my endometrium is only 5mm.
    Do you remember if your endometrium grew thicker once they remove adhesions?


 

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