My fertility doctor has referred me for IVF. I'm fortunate enough to have two free cycles on the NHS. However, I'm confused about what doctor has recommended.
I have one fluid filled tube and have been told that my chances of conceiving are halved because of this. She also said that normally the affected tubes are removed, however as I had complex surgery only 6 months ago to treat stage 4 endometriosis, she doesn't think it'll be possible for me to have that surgery.
Instead she's recommended that I go for the IVF - have the egg collection and if I get a good number of eggs and am able to freeze some, then she may put one egg in. Then I can use the frozen ones once I have had surgery.
I don't understand this. What if I don't get any eggs that can be frozen? She'll just have to transfer whatever I have and hope for the best? Isn't that a possible waste of a cycle? Especially if the leaky tube halves my chances of IVF too? Why is she getting me to just jump into IVF like that?
What are my options, really? Surely I should have the surgery before egg collection? Or would that affect my AMH? Should I get a second opinion? Can't tubes be unblocked rather than removed?
We're planning to start IVF in January and I just feel so uneasy about it all