1 go at ivf with only 10% chance

well, i'm 38 (39 in july) and am today starting down reg, have been told that my fsh was very high and my fertility is therefore very low, success has been put at 10%. i am blessed with a boy 6yrs old, but feel very down for having tried for 5 years and constantly told by docs that "it'll happen when you least expect it". eventually got refferred to be told i also have 2 blocked tubes! makes me think someone is trying to tell me something and that trying is probably pointless, but thanks to great inlaws who have helped with funding £4500, we are going to try so that we dont look back and say "what if", anyone else in a similar situation? just praying that our luck is finally changing!!!!!! x

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  • Good luck, hope that you get the results you are looking for. Secondary infertility is hard as people do tell you to be thankful, but well done for finding the strength to continue.

  • Congrats you got so far! Everything will be fine, keep going.

    I am exactly same age n birthday too but after four months with GP still no luck with any hospital treatment appointment. I dont even know if i will get treatment coz June i am 39 ! And i have no understanding in-laws too !

  • Hello as far as i know it depends on what area you are in... i live in Milton Keynes and the age for IVF on the NHS is 35 but some area's its 40 and i believe a new law is coming in where again some area's are going to increase to 42 (but not yet confirmed) .... i am 41 and i am going private IVF as i suffer from Endometriosis i had it 10 years ago on my right ovary with two operations and now its on my left but i have had a scan and i am still producing eggs more on my left than right but still have them ... i was told that my FSH is excellent for my age but i had a AMH (you can only pay private for this test) and it a test to check your hormone Ovarian reserve and my is in the bracket of being low .... but as i am still producing eggs i am now entering IVF as i have a chance .... i know how you all feel but there is light at the end of the tunnel .... think positive (hard i know as i have been trying for two years) congratulations and keep strong ....

  • Hi Ambrose1 I have low amh as well and am 41 next month. I did have follicles during my last scan so am hopeful. When do you start? I start this month.

  • Hi there

    I have just come across this old post, so you may not even be on here anymore? But just wondered if your IVF with your own eggs was successful? Hope you don't mind me asking.

    I had severe endometriosis too, they took away what they could but said fertility treatment would be the only way. I am 41 and because my AMH levels are low too (3) (and I have only 1 ovary as one is squashed up under the bowel) they said a donor egg would be the better option and have a much higher success rate. So reading this old post I just wondered how you got on with your treatment and if you got enough good eggs to use? It's obviously been a huge decision to have a donor, due to start down regulating soon, transfer could be sept or Oct. Any info you could give me about how things went for you, would be great.

    Many thanks

  • Hi there

    I have just come across this old post, so you may not even be on here anymore? But just wondered if your IVF with your own eggs was successful? Hope you don't mind me asking. 

    I had severe endometriosis too, they took away what they could but said fertility treatment would be the only way. I am 41 and because my AMH levels are low too (3) (and I have only 1 ovary as one is squashed up under the bowel) they said a donor egg would be the better option and have a much higher success rate. So reading this old post I just wondered how you got on with your treatment and if you got enough good eggs to use? It's obviously been a huge decision to have a donor, due to start down regulating soon, transfer could be sept or Oct. Any info you could give me about how things went for you, would be great. 

    Many thanks

  • Hi. Secondary Infertility is such an annoying diagnosis, especially after having a healthy son. However, at least you now know that you have been properly diagnosed, and thanks to your in-laws now have another chance of trying to conceive. I really do hope that you manage to create several embryos, so that a few can be frozen if suitable, to give you perhaps another chance. Having a 6 yr old usually ends up with “everyone” asking when you are going to have another?? If only people would realise! If all goes well, maybe you will have another son, then they will be saying “what a shame you didn’t have a daughter”! As if you would care! Keep strong both of you, and I really do wish you well with all this and hope for a successful outcome. If you have a look at our website infertilitynetworkuk.com you will be able to see how we can support you further at this time. Regards Diane

  • Figers crossed for you! Im only 25 but TTC for 2 years already. I have polycystic ovaries and have been recommended for IVF. The chance might be quite good but im getting stressed way too much cause im still young..I have been thinking of going abroad for a treatment as i dont have enough funds. Anyway, lets do not give up and hope, tthat always help. Good luck and pls keep us updated.

  • Thank you all for replying! Been feeling quite lonely as people dont seem to understand why we want to do this (my parents in particular!) Considering my age and the fact we have our son, im so thankfull for my son but have always wanted another be it girl or boy. Yep havw heard so many times " isnt it time u had another?" If only! Have got some good friends who are wishing us well so thats good too. Positive thoughts all the way!

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