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Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 5:07pm

Ovarian drilling or injectibles??

Hello all

I have PCO and am Clomid resistant. We have an appointment with our cons tomorrow and will need to make the decision between ovarian drilling or injectibles.

I am tempted by the 'mechanical' option of the op, over and above pumping my body with more drugs. But I understand from web searches that the risks of scarring from the op can be permanent, whereas with injectibles, the risks (i.e. OHSS) are only short term and can be monitored. For that reason we're inclined to try the injections first, even though they cost £300 per cycle (we're supposedly NHS-funded...).

I was basically wondering if there's anyone who has tried either / both of these? I'm really hoping for some success after the misery of not responding to Clomid!

Thanks lasses :thanx:
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Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 7:06pm

Hiya!

I didn't respond to clomid once.

I had drilling and I got my BFP the month after. The op is just like any other lap. Doesn't hurt anymore than a normal one either. They put about 3 or 4 small holes in the ovary using (usually) a laser.

I've had OHSS and its not necessarily short term. I was off work from April till June. I had to have a lap to remove a load of cysts which had grown (one to over 10cm) had to be monitored lots, regular blood tests done to see what was going on. It is really really not nice. And I only had it 'mild'!!

There is another lady on here who had injectibles and has got her BFP.

The thing is its up to you and how you think you will respond and how you feel about everything.






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Friday, April 30th 2010, 1:25pm

I had a lap and dye with drilling as my first treatment back in sept 2000.I was preg by march 2001. My DD was born Nov 2001

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Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 3:42pm

Thanks so much for your replies, Maliah and Flic. I'm sorry not to have thanked you sooner. Having found things very hard last month I wasn't on FZ so much.

We ending up trying one more month on Clomid 150mg with the addition of Metformin. But there was still no response so it's definitely time to move on!

We are going to try Gonal F injections first and if no luck on that, we'll go for the drilling.

It's encouraging to hear positive stories which don't only result from Clomid. So thanks!

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Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 4:18pm

Good luck on the gonal F chick!!

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