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    Default Trying to conceive for over 4 years

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over 4 years. I'm 34 and my husband is 40. I only went to a specialist over a year ago. I have irregular periods which do range from 28-43 days. Most months it is between 31-34. I have done ovulation kits for the past 2 years and they work great. I always get my period 2 weeks after I ovulate. DO I at all have a chance to get pregnant on my own with cycles that are irregular?

    I tried clomid for 3 months and 2 IUI's. I just did one injectible cycle and my body reacts so crazy on the littlest amount of drugs. I was put on 25 mg of clomid, half the smallest dose and developed 2 eggs. I was on follitism 75 units and I developed so many eggs they almost had to cancel the cycle. My e2 was all over the place. It was 377 day 5, 814 day 8, 935 day 10, 331 day 11, 184 day 12 and 416 day 13. They kept lowering my drugs then raising it. I wound up with 3 good size eggs, but the next month I developed cysts and had to cancel the cycle.

    I have always wondered if there was a natural way of doing IVF and I can't believe there is. Is there any hope getting pregnant with this natural ivf if I am this irregular? Would it be crazy to travel there to do this natural ivf or is there anyone you recommend near south florida? There aren't many places that do this.

    I have done almost all tests and everything is perfect. The only thing is I haven't done a laposcopy and I have a polyp which I was told I don't need to have removed. I was told it is 18 by 10 mm solid intramural mass projecting from the anterior wall of the lower uterine segment. Is there any hope from someone who has wanted kids there whole life. I am a teacher and love kids. I just don't want to give up hope but I just know I couldn't handle conventional IVF. \

    I would also love to talk with anyone out there with similar issues for advice. I would love advice on ways to achieve pregnancy naturally or tips that helped someone get pregnant.

    Thanks for listening, I know it's a bit long, but I am so excited about this website.

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    Sorry for all your difficulties....

    I suggest that any mass projecting into the uterine cavity should be removed.

    In terms of NC IVF your cycles are not so irregular that you could not attempt it. As you indicate there are not a lot of clinics offering NC IVF. Last year I believe that we did more cycles of NC IVF than all the other clinics (except New Hope in NYC) combined. We have had patients come in from Atlanta, Texas, Hawaii, Delaware, North Carolina, etc etc. I always suggest that patients seek care locally but if no one will consider NC IVF then we are happy to work with them in spite of the distances involved.

    Good luck

    DrG
    fertilegrounds.dominionfertility.com/

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    Thank you so much for your quick response. I appreciate it and your advice. I did have a hysteroscopy where apparently they removed the polyp, but it still kept showing up on the u/s. So I went to 2 other infertility clinics that said it could be a polyp or probably a fibroid because of the location and since it was inside the uterine wall to leave it alone. My OBGYN also said that having surgery could cause more problem in the cavity because of the location and it is in a spot that isn't going to interfere with trying to conceive or miscarriages. Does that sound right? I really don't want to go thru surgery again, but I do wonder if that is the cause considering I have never been able to conceive when everything else looks so good.

    Thanks so much again for all your advice. I wish I would have know about this NC IVF sooner. I would have tried this a long time ago.

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    Good luck

    DrG

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