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#1 sasikan

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 02:24 AM

hello im 50 years old, asian, and very healthy, and have been trying to conveice for a few years now

Have recently gone to a fertility specialist, we had hormones taken which were all suprisingly great and looked hopeful for natural birth, we then tried for an hsg test to put dye in the tubes to see if they are blocked and the doc was unable to get the dye inside? we had follow up but the specialist had no idea why it didnt go in and pretty much said keep trying naturally 

 

we then went for a second opinion today and the fertility specialist said strait up theres no way it will happen without donor eggs

 

a few questions

1. is it possible to give birth at age 50 without donor eggs ?

2. is there a way to check your eggs and theyre health/strength etc?

3. why wouldnt dye go in during hsg test?

4. would a treatment of hormones such as clomid or anything helpful in this predicament? (fertility specialist today said no as its all due to age/ and old eggs )



#2 amazing grace

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 01:16 PM

Hi Sasikan,

I will try to answer your questions as best I can. I started IVF with donor eggs at 36 years of age. Ten years later, I am still child-less. I have had many failed FET's, miscarriages, a termination at 17 weeks and just recently an ectopic. SO this journey has been a whirl wind storm! It is amazing that all your tests came back positive and that there was hope given. I am by far not a fertility specialist but I understand that there is a rapid decline in egg quality after a certain age (I think 35). Having said that, with the latest technology with PGS and PGD that may help but again, nothing is full proof. If the dye test failed, I would ask for a repeat test. However, I don't know why your specialist would say that he/she didn't know the reason. I would inquire about that. Moving along to your questions:

1. is it possible to give birth at age 50 without donor eggs ? Anything is possible, many specialists will tell you what you don't want to hear-Plus I think they would recommend donor eggs, your body, your choice is my belief but that doesn't go well in the world of IVF.

2. is there a way to check your eggs and they're health/strength etc? I don't think they can test egg quality. AMH tests quantity. Although day 3 monitoring may tell them if you are a candidate for IVF.

3. why wouldnt dye go in during hsg test? I would ask for a repeat test.

4. would a treatment of hormones such as clomid or anything helpful in this predicament? (fertility specialist today said no as its all due to age/ and old eggs ) This is the answer you probably didn't want to hear. Unfortunately very few clinics would let you try with your own eggs. Please let me know how it goes. I would love to follow your story.



#3 happyfrog

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 10:10 AM

I fully agree with amazing grace, more than that your age is one of metrics that might impact on your chances of getting pregnant. Today, many women who are 20+ or 30+ cannot have babies cos of poor egg quality or other reasons while women who are at more advanced age might not have problems at all. I would recommend seeing your doc to discuss your chances and tests you need to have, if any. Good luck.


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