Re: Laparoscopy vs IVF, PLEASE DR. ANSWER

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Posted by Larry Grunfeld, MD on May 07, 19100 at 08:16:44:

In Reply to: Laparoscopy vs IVF, PLEASE DR. ANSWER posted by Dorrie on May 06, 19100 at 15:28:41:

It is correct that IVF would make a laparoscopy unnecessary. The defects uncovered by laparoscopy would be bypassed through the IVF process. The only thing that IVF does not correct are uterine problems (which I assume have been excluded through HSG) or egg problems. If you were a good responder to Repronex and your FSH is normal, you would do better with IVF. After 40 the success declines and a irreversible egg loss will occur.

Good luck,

Larry Grunfeld, MD

: I will be 40 at the end of August. I have a son who will be 3 at that time too. We've been undergoing infertility treatments since September: 5 cylces of clomid & IUI, 2 cycles of Repronex with IUI.
: RE suggested either doing a laporoscopy or IVF. I am confused. I would think a laporoscopy would need to be done before an IVF to make sure all is clear. I don't really understand why it would be one or the other. MY RE really recommends IVF, but I have major concerns about the cost, so that is when he suggested a lap. Please comment, and help my confusion...Dorrie

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