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Resolved 3rd ivf

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  3. Wednesday, 01 July 2015
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I am 53 years old. I have had 2 myomectomies in the last 4 years to prepare for IVF. I have had 3 IVFs that did not take.

Is my uterus too weak to take it? is there a possibility for a 3rd one?
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DrNorian Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Having had multiple myomectomies does make the uterus weaker than it would have been otherwise. It makes for a riskier pregnancy in terms of bleeding problems, placentation issues, and possible fetal growth issues.

Carrying a pregnancy at 53 yo is a higher risk pregnancy regardless of the prior fibroid surgeries. I presume that you're using Donor Eggs. However, even with Donor Eggs, there are a number of ethical and medical issues that come up for a 53 year old wanting to conceive with her uterus.

Given your brief thumbnail history, I would more likely recommend surrogacy. However, I'd also like to make sure that you're healthy and that you get clearance from your Primary Physician with testing including a complete set of labs with an EKG and Echocardiogram. We want to make sure that we've got parent(s) around to help celebrate high-school and maybe college graduations with your child!

I hope that this gives you some additional insight. Best of luck!

John Norian, MD
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