I had EC on Thursday and was told 15 eggs were collected but of these, 10 were “viable and mature”.
They told me however that some of these eggs were a little dark and that they sometimes see this in people with endometriosis (I have both endo and PCOS). I was assured however that this is no reflection on egg quality which is what I am really worried about as I am only 29 and thought this was a sign of aged eggs. This said, the embryologist I spoke to was a trainee that didn’t seem completely sure of what she was saying and had to put me on hold a couple of times. Have you had dark/brown eggs or do you know what these can be caused by, other than endo? Is there anything I can do to improve the appearance of the eggs in my remaining egg pool? I haven’t been able to find much information out there about it. I guess my worry is that these eggs will never take because they are slightly darker and not quite “normal”, even though the clinic said that what qualifies as a viable egg is that they are mature eggs with a single cell structure which these 10 were. I already follow a strict gluten/dairy free diet and take a variety of vitamins.
They also told me that of the 10 eggs that were viable, 9 were mature and 1 “went on”. What does this mean? I felt too silly to ask at the time and now wishing I had..
Thank you for reading. Sending all of you positivity and well wishes. Laura x