February 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Question of the Day: Failed FETs, what to do next?

Question of the Day:

Hello Dr,

I had egg retrieval in sept 2011 5 blastocyst and 6 third day embryo.I ended having OHSS and transfer was cancelled. I had my FET done with one five day embryo in october 2011 which did not work.

I had one more FET done with two embryos from third day. Today is 12th day and I got -ve on HPT.I also gave my blood this morning will have results tomorrow.I am afraid that result may be…


Added by John David Gordon MD on February 29, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Question of the Day: Blocked Tubes and IVF

Question of the Day:

My doctor said she will remove my left blocked tube to help IVF without mentioning whether I have a hydrosalpinx. Is it possible that my tube doesn't have this condition? Do they have to remove a blocked tube no matter whether it has a hydrosalpinx? I am frustrated because they don't tell you enough and I cannot ask suitable questions as obviously I don't know enough as a patient. …


Added by John David Gordon MD on February 27, 2012 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Natural Cycle IVF Success After Essure

This has been a busy month here for patients with prior tubal ligations. Although some patients with a prior tubal ligation will opt for a surgery to reverse their tubal ligation, most will pursue IVF. The data seems to favor IVF over tubal reversal if the patient is over age 37. Of course, other factors also…


Added by John David Gordon MD on February 23, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

POF and Donor Egg

Dr. G,

After being diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, it took me 2 years to embrace donor egg as my only option to expand my family. This journey has been a frustrating one.  I have only been able to have one fresh ET because my lining was suboptimal. On my first fresh ET, my pregnancy test was postiive.  I was elated !! ...but my beta levels plateau ~200 - 300.  I was given an option for methotrexate to dissolve the pregnancy.  I dont think my RE knew for sure where my…


Added by anonymous on February 8, 2012 at 10:04pm — 2 Comments

30 wks pregnant after 5 embryo transfers & thankful

I just want to thank the entire Dominion Fertility staff at Arlington for our baby girl who is at 30 weeks.  Our 5th embryo transfer last July resulted in our first solid pregnancy that has gone this far and I am 41 yrs old.  We moved away from Virginia so we haven't been able to share all the successes along the way with this pregnancy, but so far everything has checked good.  Our baby has already been a blessing to so many who have prayed for us for years, so we thank you for your role in…


Added by Anonymous on February 5, 2012 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

NC IVF results in only 2nd pregnancy ever reported in a patient with endometriosis hemorrhagic ascites undergoing IVF!

Ascites is a medical condition in which excess fluid accumulates in the abdomen. Usually we see this in young patients with OHSS. Oncologists see it in patients with cancer. This past year I saw a patient that had recurrent ascites resulting from severe endometriosis. How rare is this condition? Well there have only been 63 reported cases worldwide since 1954 ! That's pretty darn rare.

The patient had first noticed the problem in 2009 and had undergone several procedures to drain…


Added by John David Gordon MD on February 3, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

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