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  3. Sunday, 03 March 2013
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I came across your website while searching for a clinic for possible donor IVF treatment. I have a couple of quick questions that I was hoping you might be able to answer for me. First I will give you a little background about my situation. I am currently temporarily residing overseas and hoping to be home to begin treatment around the end of the year. I am 38 years old and have recently been diagnosed as having low to no ovarian reserve (zero antral follicle count and FSH level of 39). My husband and I were married last year and want very much to have a family and therefore looking into the donor egg IVF. However, at the same time I was also diagnosed as having adenomyosis. At the time of diagnosis the doctor told me that on a scale of one to three, the severity of my case is a bad two, if that helps you at all or makes a difference. However, he said that it would have no impact of the success of donor IVF. However, after many many hours of research on the internet, I have found many conflicting opinions of this. Therefore, I am trying to find out what experience you may have had with adenomyosis and any outcomes. I really would like to be sure that what the doctor who diagnosed this is telling me is correct before electing to go this route and therefore am trying to find a clinician who has had experience with adenomyosis and is able to enlighten me with useful information about my condition and odds for success.

Thank you in advance
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This is Dr. Michael Feinman. I am sorry for not answering your question last week. In my experience, adenomyosis is a potentially significant obstacle to conceiving. There is a test that I sometimes perform called an "Endometrial Function Test (EFT). Briefly, an endometrial biopsy is taken on a specific day of either a natural or mock hormone cycle. The sample is sent to a lab at Yale, where it is tested for implantation markers. The result tells you if the uterus is receptive to implantation. While the test is not perfect, I believe it helps people decide if they should proceed with egg donation, of if they might need a surrogate. Please feel free to call 818-788-7288 if you would like to have a cnosultation to discuss this and other aspects of adenomyosis.
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