Hi ladies. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone had gone through IVF after surgery/surgeries to remove endo and endometriomas. And if you would be able to share your experiences?
I had IVF in 2012, and only found out I had endometriosis as an endometrioma showed up on a scan early into treatment. The cycle went on, but it was touch and go as the cyst was 4-5cm.
We did amazingly and got 17eggs, but I was very uncomfortable in the days before egg collection due to all the follicles.... And the day after egg collection I became very unwell, nausea, dizziness, and a lot of pain. At hospital they established I had mild ohss and my right ovary had swelled up. It took weeks to settle.
IVF was unsuccessful, and even though we got 3 frozen cycles from these embryos, they all ended in chemical pregnancies.
We are now looking at doing a fresh cycle again.... But I'm 3months out of having my 3rd surgery to remove 5-6 endometriomas off my ovary, adhesions and had deep rectovaginal excision.
I'm extremely worried and scared about going through the IVF process again due to pain! My endo pain is quite bad and daily I have pain from it... So sometimes I think I'm mad to even consider it. But we desperately want a family. This would be our last attempt though, as can't afford any more and I probably can't go through it a third time.
Anyway... Would love to hear others experiences, good and bad and any advice x