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    It all depends on what is done during the lap and how you recover. I've had 3 and have been back at work a week later. But I know of others that have needed 2 or more weeks off.

    You'll probably have bad gas pains for the first few days, especially in your shoulder. Try to walk around as much as possible to help with that.

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    I had my first lap in October and went back to work a week later. I was still in quite a bit of pain but couldn't afford to take longer off. I also found the pain from the gas really severe and that took about 4 days to ease. I normally deal with pain quite well but was shocked at how bad I found it. It was definitely worth it though as I feel so much better after recovering from it all. Good luck 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patience86 View Post
    Hi Atsydney, I am 29 and have amh of 3 and also had 3cm endometrioma on my ovary.

    I went for the lap although I was scared of making things worse (it was my 3rd lap). I have had many chem pregs so I felt like something needed to be done. I was also under the impression that cysts on the ovaries can be problematic during IVF.

    In the surgery they also found endo on my ureter (which can be quite nasty), scarring and a polyp and I was relieved they did it. I haven't had my amh tested since. My FSH has fluctuated (the first cycle following lap it was lower than pre lap, amend second cycle it went up) but that is pretty standard. Unfortunately my IVF cycle was canned as my FSH was too high so we are waiting a month then trying again. However I have actually had MORE antral follicles post lap (14 and 23 as opposed To 5-7) ...not sure if that is a coincidence though!

    In short it is a really tough decision with no clear answer. I just felt that Getting eggs can be a struggle with low amh...and I didn't want to potentially compromise implantation (and waste those hard earned embryos) because of endo.

    Good luck with whatever your decision, I know how hard it is!
    Hi patience86
    Just wondering how you got on? Did you try another round of IVF? What was your result this time?? How many eggs/embryos etc? Was your FSH high before surgery anyway? My FSH isn't particularly high (despite my AMH being 3) so was just wondering if surgery would cause it to rocket?

    What doctor did your lap? Does the same one do your IVF?

    So I decided to try two rounds of IVF before going for surgery (I'm booked in for February 15th). One was in November and the other this month. Both were canceled due to poor response (again). The nov one, they saw just 4 follicles and then they stopped growing plus my estrogen levels were a problem. This latest one they saw six follicles but only one lead one at 19, the rest below 10.

    Anyway surgery in two weeks and I'm ****ting it! It's nerve wracking enough without this latest IVF doctor telling me not to do the surgery as I'll make myself an even poorer responder. Thing is, how can it get any poorer? I keep thinking of you and how you said you had a much better response post surgery.

    This latest IVF doctor keeps changing his tune and forgetting what he told me before so I've lost trust in him. Every time I speak to him, his advice changes. The only thing he stays true to is that I shouldn't have surgery - but then the surgery isn't with him so can't help wondering if that's why he's so anti it?


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    How they treat cysts on ovaries does affect fertility, some Tx (resection) give better long term resolution, some give better fertility in short term ( ie needle sucking them down) this could be part of their too and froing.... I would look at everything to give ur ivf best chance if ur Amh is low....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisau77 View Post
    How they treat cysts on ovaries does affect fertility, some Tx (resection) give better long term resolution, some give better fertility in short term ( ie needle sucking them down) this could be part of their too and froing.... I would look at everything to give ur ivf best chance if ur Amh is low....
    Hi lisau77
    I've asked two doctors about draining them and both said it won't make a difference. Even though I read online that there is a process that you can do that involves draining them several times and freezing. They just wouldn't do it.

    Have you had cysts drained? If so, which doctor did you use? Did you manage to get pregnant afterwards?

    Thanks

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    Hi,
    Thought I'd add my 10cents worth. I'm the same, my specialist said don't waste time with a low AMH on fixing endo , get onto IVF. I think you should do a round and see what happens. Best of luck!

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    Hi ladies, hope you're all doing well.

    @Patience86, what was the name of your endo specialist pls, or does anyone else have recommendations around endo fertility surgeons / specialists in Perth?
    Many thanks
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    Ps @ATsydney, best of luck with your upcoming surgery ... Interested in the answers to your questions too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinachris View Post
    Hi,
    Thought I'd add my 10cents worth. I'm the same, my specialist said don't waste time with a low AMH on fixing endo , get onto IVF. I think you should do a round and see what happens. Best of luck!
    I've already tried IVF now three times and never made it to egg collection because of low estrogen, one leading follicle with others way behind or too few follicles. So I feel like I don't have much choice but to try surgery. The only other option would be to delay surgery and try iui seeing as you only need the one egg/follicle for that. Apparently the endometromas zap up the stim drugs.

    So have you tried IVF yet? What's your AMH?

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    @ATsydney I really feel for you, it's such a dilemma. Has your FS suggested anything to improve your IVF response? Or anything else you might try to reduce the endo before doing your next cycle? Does he hold out good prospects for what you're doing eventually working? If not then he really is leaving you between a rock and a hard place.

    Did you manage to speak to Dr Dezarnaulds?

    Have you tried acupuncture and / or naturopathy and / or changing your diet? Some ppl swear by these things for reducing endo... They take longer to be effective than surgery of course. Acupuncture may also help with IVF generally.


 

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