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    Default Unexplained Infertiltiy - IVF

    I am a little shocked that our FS has suggested going straight to IVF after recently being told we have "unexplained infertility"

    Is this normal or should I be requesting more tests/treatment options before starting IVF??

    I am 28 and DH is 30. We have been ttc for 2 years. After going through all the tests the only thing that popped up was my AMH was at the lower end of normal.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am so confused right now.

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    DH and I had "unexplained" infertility. We went straight to IVF (50% natural 50% ICSI fertilisation). Only ICSI fertilised. We were successful 1st fresh transfer (resulted in dd2) with 1 frozen embie (which is onboard currently ds1 @25weeks).

    We were 32 & 35 when we decided it was time ti see someone (dd1 - natural was 5 by the time dd2 was born).

    Best of luck on your journey. Ask lots of questions and make sure yoh are comfortable with your fs, treatment plan and reasons for it.

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    This happened to us as well. We had been TTC for around the same amount of time but were quite a bit older than you guys. We decided to just go for it, do one cycle (that's all we could afford at the time ) and then worry about he rest when the time came. I believe our FS suggested IVF for a few reasons: we were good healthy candidates for successful IVF ( she said she was very confident she could get us preg), there were no other health concerns needing attention, but also my window of opportunity was closing with my age.

    Successful first cycle, don't regret a thing!

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    Investigate possible immune issues (reproductive immunology thread on here). If I'd done this before starting IVF for unexplained infertility I would have saved 3 years and $50k. Most Fs don't believe in it, you need
    To be tested by a reproductive immunologist. Are you in Sydney?
    I hope it's a short journey for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aasha View Post
    I am a little shocked that our FS has suggested going straight to IVF after recently being told we have "unexplained infertility"

    Is this normal or should I be requesting more tests/treatment options before starting IVF??

    I am 28 and DH is 30. We have been ttc for 2 years. After going through all the tests the only thing that popped up was my AMH was at the lower end of normal.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am so confused right now.
    I'm surprised your FS hasn't suggested trying IUI first. I'd really recommend getting a second opinion if you are unsure, IVF is expensive and invasive but if you need to go that route then the sooner the better. If you get a second opinion saying 'yep, do IVF' then you know to go for it.

    Costs vary from clinic to clinic, anything from 5k out of pocket per cycle to $1500 (in my experience).

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    We were in the same boat as you. Unsuccessful for approx 2 years and diagnosed with unexplained infertiltiy. We did 3 rounds of tracking, 3 rounds of ovulation induction then 3 rounds of IUI all of which were unsuccessful. I'm pretty sure he did this due to my age. I was 25 at the time.
    We did IVF and were successful on out first round which resulted in our DS (15 months) ad have recently undergone our first FET which was also successful. (Currently 14 weeks). I think a lot of FS prefer to try everything before heading to IVF if any all possible and if age and numbers are good (both your results and hubbies). May be it's got something to do with you AMH? May be ask why they haven't suggested anything else?
    Keep in mind with IUI, the success rates are pretty low, about the same as you would have falling naturally. Good luck, I hope you can get some answers. x


 

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